21 Aug, 2015

Secretary-General’s Message to Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

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Delivered by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) I am pleased to send greetings to all participants at this important Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security. I thank His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II of Jordan, as well as the Government and people of

13 Aug, 2015

UN Youth Envoy Celebrates International Youth Day with Filipino Youth in Manila

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For this year's International Youth Day, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, left Headquarters in New York and traveled to the Philippines to celebrate with Filipino youth. Joining representatives from civil society, government, the private sector, and international organizations, the Envoy kicked off International Youth Day delivering the opening keynote to the 3rd

13 Aug, 2015

#Youth4Peace: Setting the International Agenda on Youth, Peace and Security

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Friday, August 14th 12pm- 12:30pm EST (NYC TIME) For the first gathering of this kind, young people, youth-led organizations, non-governmental organizations, governments & the UN will come together to agree on a common vision and roadmap to partner with young people in preventing conflict, countering violent extremism & building lasting peace. The Global Forum on

12 Aug, 2015

Secretary-General’s remarks to Commemoration of International Youth Day

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Happy International Youth Day! We are meeting together at a very promising time.  Governments have just agreed on a bold new sustainable development vision to transform our world by 2030. Today’s young people can help realize the sustainable development goals. Youth face many challenges, including poverty, conflicts and unemployment. But young people are not simply