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 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.
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 Continue reading
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
The 9th UNESCO Youth Forum approaches and UNESCO invites you – young women and men from across the world – to join us and take part in its preparations! As every two years since 1999, UNESCO organizes a Youth Forum this year to bring the Organization’s work and realities of youth and youth organizations closer to each other. The 9th UNESCO Youth Forum will take place from 26 to 28 October 2015 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, with a special focus on the theme “Young Global Citizens for a Sustainable Planet”. Continue reading
Young people can bring about cultural change in attitudes and behaviours towards corruption, have the vitality and perspective that needs to be heard, and the creativity and innovation that is needed to address this complex agenda. Osnat Lubrani, UN Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative, made these comments during the opening of the Pacific Youth Forum Against Corruption in Nadi this week. Continue reading
Over 40 representatives from 15 Pacific Island countries will gather in Nadi, Fiji from 22-24 February 2015 for the Pacific Youth Forum Against Corruption, a unique event that will bring together young Pacific leaders between the ages of 18 to 25 to examine possible ways to address corruption. The forum will provide youth the opportunity to raise awareness on corruption and its negative impacts in their respective countries; express their views about practical ways to fight corruption; form an intra-regional network for active participation and engagement; and provide participants with the tools and incentives to become strong supporters and advocates of anti-corruption initiatives. Continue reading
UN-Habitat has made a call for nominations for the 2015-2017 Youth Advisory Board. The Board will serve a two year term and comprises 12 advisors (one male and one female youth) from Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America and West Asia. Additionally, the board includes one youth observer representing young people with disabilities and two observer members (one youth representative from informal settlements and one external advisor), appointed by UN-Habitat. Continue reading