11 Nov, 2016

UNICEF Convenes Local Change-Makers for “Activate Talk” on Sustainability and Responsible Consumption

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On November 7, UNICEF Headquarters in New York opened its doors to the young public of the greater New York metro area for an “activate talk” on becoming more sustainable. The event, entitled From Trashing to Treasuring: Community Change-makers For a Sustainable World, featured a panel of young community change-makers working on sustainability issues in

3 Nov, 2016

Expert Group Meeting Discusses State of Youth in the SDGs

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On November 1, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, UNFPA and UNDP convened an all-day expert-level meeting on Measuring the State of Youth in the SDGs: Tracking Global Indicators Relevant to Youth Development and Well-being. The 35 experts from 18 different agencies and organizations, as well as representatives of youth organizations, all made

14 Oct, 2016

Nine Wins for Young People at the 71st UN General Assembly

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Last month, hundreds of heads of state, delegates, and governments from all over the world gathered in New York City for the High-Level segment of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. From high-level meetings with Heads of States, to events with celebrities, young people certainly made their mark on the UN Headquarters’

3 Oct, 2016

How World Leaders Brought Youth to the 71st UN General Assembly

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During the High-Level Segment of the 71st UN General Assembly, an unprecedented number of world leaders emphasized in their national statements the role of youth in shaping a better future. Specifically, 59 Member States highlighted the importance of youth development and participation, recognizing young people’s contributions to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to international

9 Sep, 2016

UN Volunteers, AIESEC Host Workshops on Youth, Volunteerism, SDGs in West Africa

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The United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme and AIESEC, a non-governmental organisation devoted to youth related issues, are courting the involvement of young people across Africa to develop a  youth  friendly framework on how to implement the SDG  at National and Regional levels. The two bodies organised a two-day workshop on 7-8 September in the Senegalese

30 Sep, 2015

Youth Gateway | Global Youth Partnership for the Sustainable Development Goals announced at UNGA high-level side event

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Speaking to an audience of young entrepreneurs gathered in New York for an UN General Assembly high-level side event on Youth Entrepreneurship, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, announced the new Youth Gateway | Global Youth Partnership for the Sustainable Development Goals.   In innovative ways the Youth Gateway will facilitate connecting young people with