Youth Envoy

Highlights from 2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum

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

Photos from ECOSOC Youth Forum

 On 1-2 February 2016, young leaders from around the world convened to the UN Headquarters in New York at the 5th ECOSOC Youth Forum. The forum discussed ways in which young people can play an active role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The photo gallery below shows some highlights of

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Message from the UN Youth Envoy on Climate Change

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

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

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

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Highlights of the UN celebration of the International Youth Day 2015

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

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

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

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#YouthNow Campaign Recap

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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