On International Day, UN Says Youth Can Lead Global Drive for a More Sustainable Future

From UN News Centre 12 August 2016 – The world's young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said youth, with

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Sexual and Reproductive Health Education Crucial for Eastern and Southern African Youth

From UNESCO For Lebogang Brenda Motsumi, 27, accessible sexual and reproductive health services would have changed her life. A passionate advocate for youth-friendly services and sexuality education, she has faced personal struggles with early pregnancy and is now living with HIV. She gave her testimony at a high level government dialogue organized by UNESCO on

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UN Political Forum Opens With Focus on Achieving 2030 Agenda’s Call to ‘Leave No One Behind’

From UN News Centre Opening the first meeting of the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development since the adoption of the UN 2030 Agenda, the President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today outlined the tasks before the body and called for stronger commitment to accomplish its mandated tasks. “A strong Forum

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Global Competence Amongst Youth is Critical to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

by Dr. Bill Hunter To succeed in today’s global workforce, youth must have a wide variety of competencies, some of which are dependent on their career path.  In addition to functional job skills, which vary from position to position, there are, however, common competencies that all young people need to develop regardless of their chosen

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Join the conversation on Sustainable Development Goals: How can we turn our vision for 2030 into reality?

How can we turn our vision for 2030 into reality? On Friday, 10 July 2015, from 12 PM to 1 PM EDT (New York Time), join @ThomasGass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-agency Affairs, and share your questions or thoughts using #SDGsChat and #YouthNow. The international community is at a turning point. The Millennium

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In Germany ahead of G7 summit, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon rallies support for ‘once-in-a-generation’ UN sustainability agenda

The world has before it a unique opportunity to build a better future for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared yesterday in Bonn, Germany, where he urged broad support for a trio of course-correcting United Nations events in 2015 that aim to lock down agreements on protecting the planet, ensuring sustainable development and unleashing the finances and

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