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Nine Wins for Young People at the 71st UN General Assembly

Last month, hundreds of heads of state, delegates, and governments from all over the world gathered in New York City for the High-Level segment of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. From high-level meetings with Heads of States, to events with celebrities, young people certainly made their mark on the UN Headquarters’

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Over 18,000 Nominations Received in Young Leaders Campaign

Following a month-long call for nominations for the first Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals, more than 18,000 submissions from 186 countries were received by the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. The  Young Leaders is a flagship initiative of the Envoy, intended to recognize and engage exceptional young people who are

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COP 21 Youth Climate Video Competition

Help Choose the Winner! As the international community is gearing up to conclude a new, universal climate change agreement in December in France, you can help decide which young video reporter will be on location to capture some of the most exciting moments of the Paris UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21). As part of

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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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UN Envoy on Sexual Violence says eradicating sexual violence in Colombia requires investment in communities

In eradicating sexual violence related to Colombia’s internal armed conflict, the main challenge now is translating resolve into tangible solutions in communities where the crime continues to occur, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Sexual Violence said at the conclusion of her trip to the Latin American country. “There is a direct correlation

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IMAGINE a World Where Every Voice Counts – Celebrating 7 Million Voices

Ms. Anna Gurney hands over “We the Peoples – Celebrating 7 Million Voices” to UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson. Photo Credit: UNPhoto/Yubi Hoffmann “Let’s stand for the world as it SHOULD be. That’s what the 7 Million Voices are telling us” – Deputy UN Secretary-General Jan Eliasson   MyWorld2015 - Last week, the MY World

UN High Level Forum on The Culture of Peace

The President of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly, Mr. John W. Ashe, convened the UN High Level Forum on The Culture of Peace on 9 September 2014. The Forum provided an opportunity to exchange ideas and information around building and maintaining a global culture of peace—it included panels on global citizenship and

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Climate Reality Project Invites Youth to Ask “Why?” “Why Not?”

Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore is supporting the United Nations in an initiative led by the Climate Reality Project to demand that world leaders act on climate change at the September 23rd UN Climate Summit in New York City. The campaign asks young people to use their voices to raise the

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