In her first visit to India, Youth Envoy highlights that young people hold the key to the Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, concluded a 4-day visit to India with a speech to the ASEAN-India Youth Summit in which she highlighted the unique power this generation has in ensuring the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In her closing remarks at the India-ASEAN Youth Summit in Bhopal, the

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Secretary-General remarks commemorating World Youth Skills Day

Delivered by Chef de Cabinet Event to commemorate World Youth Skills Day Skills for the future of Work Conference Room 3, 17 July 2017   Your Excellency Dr Amrith Rohan Perera [Sri Lanka], Your Excellency Mr. Alvaro Jose de Mendonca e Moura [Portugal], Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, I wish everyone a warm welcome. I would

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With relevant skills, youth can help accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

Young people today joined Ministers from Sri Lanka, Denmark and Jordan as well as the President of the General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to mark the 3rd annual World Youth Skills Day under the theme: “Skills for the Future of Work”. Today, over 71 million young people are unemployed, with

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5 Ways to Build Skills for the Future

  The theme of this year's World Youth Skills Day, is "Skills for the Future of Work". Investing in the employment of young people means investing in the present and future of our societies. With improved education outcomes, relevant skills and competencies, and access to decent jobs, youth can help accelerate progress on the 2030

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