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Launch of Online Platform for Youth in the UN

Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi. UN Photo/Evan SchneiderUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Envoy on Youth launched today an online platform to bring the Organization’s initiatives closer to young people and engage with them, regardless of their location. The website http://www.un.org/youthenvoy will not just provide news about UN agencies’ work for and Continue reading

UN announces new youth participation mechanisms

On International Youth Day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (at podium) speaks to young people. To his right is Ahmad Alhendawi, Envoy on Youth. UN Photo/Mark GartenSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon held an interactive dialogue with young people across the world and launched an online United Nations Platform for Youth in conjunction with his Special Envoy on this issue. “Your generation is the largest the world has Continue reading

At the UN, Malala Yousafzai calls for universal education

Malala Yousafzai, the young education rights campaigner from Pakistan, speaks at the “Malala Day” UN Youth Assembly. The event, taking place on Malala’s sixteenth birthday, brings together hundreds of students from over 80 countries to call for quality education for every girl and boy in the world. It was also addressed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; General Assembly President Vuk Jeremić; and UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown. 12 July 2013 United Nations, New YorkMalala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for attending classes, on Friday 12 July, addressed hundreds of young people at the United Nations, urging them to use education as a weapon against extremism. “Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One teacher, one book,  Continue reading