12 Feb, 2016

Highlights from 2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum

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On 1-2 February 2016, over 800 young leaders from around the world, along with high-level national and international policy makers, convened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the 5th ECOSOC Youth Forum, the largest turnout for the Forum yet, that has been convened annually over the past years. The forum provided a platform

2 Dec, 2015

Message from the UN Youth Envoy on Climate Change

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Thursday, 3 December at COP21 in Paris is 'Young and Future Generations Day'. When it comes to taking action on climate change, everyone can make a difference - and especially young people. In a video message from the Climate Change Conference in Paris, UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi says, "You might think the problem is

30 Jul, 2015

UN Youth Envoy delivers opening remarks at the 2015 JCI Global Partnership Summit

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New York, 30 July, 2015 - Yesterday the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, delivered opening remarks at the 2015 JCI Global Partnership Summit. This year’s summit, which also coincides with the 100th anniversary of the JCI, is organized with the support of the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth.  The event

29 Jul, 2015

Highlights of the UN celebration of the International Youth Day 2015

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During the month of August, join us as we celebrate International Youth Day! August 12 is International Youth Day, with the theme of Youth Civic Engagement.We have a series of events, conversations, online mobilizations and celebrations around the world to mark this occasion. We invite you to join us and celebrate youth making a change in

15 Jul, 2015

First UN World Youth Skills Day celebrates importance of empowering young people

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On the first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day, United Nations officials today declared that investing in developing the skills of young people can help build a more just and sustainable future for all and is one of the most important decisions any country can make. While, overall, more young people have greater educational opportunities

13 Jul, 2015

#YouthNow Campaign Recap

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Thank you to youth around the world for making the ‪#‎YouthNow‬ campaign a success! Since 2 February 2015, the #YouthNow campaign has: received 2 billion digital impressions, 19,000+ uses of the hashtag, 50+ offline events, many great conversations that lead to partnerships for change. Keep the conversation going on youth and global development using the hashtag

24 Jun, 2015

Apply to join next Millennium Campus Conference at the United Nations in New York

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Are you ready to take your leadership to the next level? The Millennium Campus Network (MCN) is thrilled to welcome your application! The Millennium Campus Conference is an annual symposium for university student leaders advancing global development to meet, partner, learn, and connect with a global community.  The 7th Annual Millennium Campus Conference will be hosted at the United

1 Apr, 2015

President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, to host a High Level Event of the General Assembly to mark the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth

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The 69th President of the General Assembly, H.E. Sam Kutesa announced his plan to host a High-level Event of the General Assembly to mark the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) on 29 May 2015. The High-level event, which will be organised in coordination with the Office of the United

13 Mar, 2015

At International Student Event, Secretary-General Assigns ‘Lifelong’ Homework: Be Passionate Global Citizens, Ensuring a Better World for All

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Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the thirty-ninth annual United Nations International School (UNIS) International Student Conference: “Sustainability: Balancing People, Planet and Profit”, in New York: Welcome to the United Nations!  It is a great pleasure to welcome all of you to the United Nations.  In fact, this morning looking out the window