3 Feb, 2015

SG launches #YouthNow campaign in commemoration of World Programme of Action for Youth

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On 3 February 2015, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon launched #YouthNow campaign commemorating the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) during his opening remarks at the annual Economic and Social Council’s Youth Forum, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. “I am delighted to officially launch the WPAY+20 campaign commemorating the 20th Anniversary, being

9 Jan, 2015

UN Secretary-General noted youth for UN Priorities in 2015.

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In his remarks at the General Assembly on the United Nations priorities for the year ahead, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted youth saying: "I welcome the President of the General Assembly’s decision to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth. My Envoy on Youth continues his efforts to bring

28 Oct, 2014

UN envoy leads call for action, resources to ensure meaningful role for youths in policy talks

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(UN News Centre) 27 October 2014 – Meeting for the first time since arriving in Azerbaijan for the United Nations-backed Global Forum on Youth Policies, dozens of youth experts and activists today deliberated a “common narrative” that will best engage other stakeholders and help transform youth policy rhetoric into solid reality. “We must take the

28 Oct, 2014

Young people in ‘driver’s seat’ from very beginning of policy process a must – UN experts

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(UN News Centre) 27 October 2014 – Rather than merely being consulted on policy matters, young people must be in the driver’s seat with all the other stakeholders from the very beginning of the process and throughout, a Youth Specialist of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) stressed ahead of the Global