International Youth Day

Young people have a major role to play in ridding the world of nuclear weapons

Nuclear weapons are still one of the most serious threats to mankind, and the dangers are growing. Young people can play an important role in ensuring that they are eliminated once and for all, says the UN’s top disarmament official, ahead of International Youth Day on 12 August.

‘We are facing a learning crisis’, UN chief warns on International Youth Day

Schools are “not equipping young people with the skills they need to navigate the technological revolution”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned, in a message released to mark the UN’s International Youth Day.

FROM THE FIELD: Sailing a traditional and sustainable path in Fiji’s tropical waters

Young people in Fiji are helping to revive indigenous cultural practices of the Pacific Ocean island while learning about sustainable transport thanks to an initiative supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

You can do anything you set your mind to: Kenya youth delegate

Young people can do anything they set their mind to, a delegate from Kenya said during the 20th Session of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations.

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News in Brief 11 August (PM)

“Critical role” for young men and women in preventing conflict

There’s a “critical role” for young men and women to play in preventing war, and ensuring lasting peace.

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UN Daily News Programme 11 August 2017

Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Jocelyne Sambira and Matt Wells.

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Only way to SDGs is unlocking "power and potential" of youth

The only way to end world poverty and achieve the United Nations’ goals for sustainable development (SDGs) is to “unlock the potential and the power of young people”.

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Young people must be “champions” in ensuring the success of the Sustainable Development Goals

Young people must be “champions” in ensuring the success of the Sustainable Development Goals (

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Young people urged to channel "amazing energy" to fight poverty

Young people around the world are being encouraged to channel what's been called their "amazing energy" into UN efforts to eradicate poverty and create a sustainable future for all.

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