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Compete in the Peoples’ Voices Challenge and be part of the Peoples’ Voices Awards!

More than 8 million people from 194 countries have participated in the Global Conversation to define the new global development agenda. This is the largest consultation ever conducted by the United Nations. By competing in the Peoples’ Voices Challenge you will be eligible to win a Peoples’ Voices Award and have the opportunity to attend

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2014 in Review

2014 was a busy and productive year for the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, and our Office. Alhendawi visited over 24 countries to meet with senior government officials, youth groups, delegations and United Nations country teams. Additionally, the Office of the Secretary-Generals’s Envoy on Youth hosted and co-organized some critical events. Here are some highlights

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

The First Global Forum on Youth Policies starts in Baku with launch of 20th Anniversary commemorative logo of the World Programme of Action for Youth

The First Global Forum on Youth Policies started on October 27th with large participation from member states and youth. The Forum marked a special occasion with the largest gathering of youth ministers since Lisbon 1998. Currently, globally 122 countries have youth policies, with another 36 updating their youth policy. The First Global Forum on Youth

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World Youth Cafe breakfast explores how to galvanize commitment of leaders and youth to expand opportunities for young people in post-2015 agenda

On 25 September 2014, the Office of the UN Envoy on Youth hosted a World Youth Café Breakfast in partnership with The Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN and UNFPA. The theme was, Young People in the Post-2015 Agenda: A Commitment for Present and Future Generations. The breakfast brought together

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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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