19 Jan, 2017

2017 ECOSOC Youth Forum: “The role of youth in poverty eradication and promoting prosperity in a changing world” on 30-31 January

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via ECOSOC WHAT? The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, to be held on 30-31 January 2017, will provide a platform for youth to engage in a dialogue with Member States and share ideas on innovation, collective action and solutions to global problems. It will also address the concept of “shared prosperity”, which is

1 Apr, 2016

UNCTAD14 Youth Forum “Shaping the World We Want”

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From UNCTAD14 September 2015 was a big month in New York, as the world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development: a new program setting goals to be implemented over the next 15 years for a better world. From 17 to 22 July 2016, world leaders from the public and private sectors, academia and

24 Feb, 2016

We asked young people what sustainable living means to them. Here’s what they said.

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From UN SDGs The 17 Sustainable Development Goals have been adopted by all UN Member States. That’s great, but now what? Governments will be busy for the next 15 years working to achieve the goals, but that doesn’t mean all the work falls on them. The private sector, civil society organization and regular people can

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

8 Feb, 2016

Interactive Discussion on the Role of Youth in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda – 2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum

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Setting the Stage: Moderator: Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, United Nations SecretaryGeneral's Special Envoy on Youth Interactive Discussion, featuring Ministerial participation, on the Role of Youth in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda The 2030 Agenda for sustainable development includes specific goals and targets related to youth. In addition, the success of this Agenda will depend on

3 Feb, 2016

Closing 2016 Youth Forum, ECOSOC President says young people key to new sustainability agenda

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From UN News Centre Marking the end of the two-day United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, the President of the 54-member body told hundreds of youth leaders that the event exceeded high expectations and that the time is now for young people to get behind global efforts to ensure sustainable development for

28 Jan, 2016

2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum: Youth Taking Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda

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The 5th UNECOSOC Youth Forum takes place 1-2 Feb. Raise your voice & learn more below: - Youth Taking Action to Implement the 2030 Agenda - What is the ECOSOC Youth Forum? The forum will discuss ways in which young people can play an active role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable

14 Oct, 2013

8th UNESCO Youth Forum: 45 action projects shortlisted for final selection

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For the first time in its 12-year history, the outcomes of the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum to be presented to the UNESCO General Conference will include, besides strategic recommendations, 15 youth-led action projects (three projects per each of the five UNESCO regions). The independent international jury has shortlisted 45 action projects that will be discussed […]