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2015: Time to invest in future generations

2015: Time to invest in future generations2015 will be a critical year for the global community and the United Nations. It is the year we face several decisions – on disaster risk reduction, financing for development, sustainable development and climate – that will shape our collective futures for generations to come. The “2015 Time for Global Action” campaign Continue reading

High-Level Event on the Demographic Dividend and Youth Employment

High-Level Event on the Demographic Dividend and Youth EmploymentThe linkages between population dynamics and sustainable development have received renewed attention in the context of the ICPD Programme of Action and the post-2015 development agenda. In addition to several resolutions of the General Assembly, the world leaders in the Outcome Document of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) Continue reading

Young People Must Be at Centre of Sustainable Development Agenda

As key drivers of change in the post-2015 era, the world’s 1.2 billion young people must be bolstered by robust national policies and innovative solutions to the challenges they faced, speakers told the General Assembly as it held a commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations World Programme of Action for Youth today. Continue reading

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival invites the world’s youth to submit dynamic and forward-thinking videos focusing on themes of migration, diversity and social inclusion.  Organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with many partners.  Awards Ceremony in New York. Exciting prizes and professional opportunities.

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Young people play important role as peer counselors for psychosocial recovery after Cyclone Pam

Vanuatu UNICEF Pacific/2015/Vlad SokhinYoung people from across Vanuatu are leading peer-to-peer orientation and outreach activities in their communities, supporting recovery efforts following Category 5 tropical Cyclone Pam, which devastated the island nation just over a month ago.  “After any disaster it is critical to ensure that the immediate and basic needs of affected people are met” said Dr Karen Allen, UNICEF Continue reading

Young people play important role as peer counselors for psychosocial recovery after Cyclone Pam

Young people from across Vanuatu are leading peer-to-peer orientation and outreach activities in their communities, supporting recovery efforts following Category 5 tropical Cyclone Pam, which devastated the island nation just over a month ago. “After any disaster it is critical to ensure that the immediate and basic needs of affected people are met” said Dr Karen Allen, UNICEF Pacific Representative. “It is also important to pay close attention to the psychosocial needs of people, following traumatic events such as Cyclone Pam.” Continue reading