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New guidelines put youth at the forefront of humanitarian response

New guidelines published on Tuesday by the UN and partners aim to put young people at the forefront of humanitarian action. 

‘Lost generation’ of workers should seek future in green economy - UN labour agency  

The equivalent of 255 million full-time jobs were lost in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recovery next year is likely to be slow – but it’s not all bad news, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO). 

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, ILO’s Dorothea Schmidt-Klau maintains there is hope that the crisis will lead to new opportunities in the green economy, which is where young jobseekers in particular, should seek work. 

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‘Generation disrupted’ lays out plan to take on coronavirus through major youth mobilization

A new ground-breaking global youth initiative was launched on Monday to invest in and scale up youth-led solutions and engagement, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Persons living with disabilities ‘have very special abilities’, UN deputy chief tells young Ghanaians  

During her visit to Ghana on Monday, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed met with young people living with HIV and disabilities in the capital, Accra.   

‘Don’t forget’ to let activists know their work counts, urges youth climate adviser 

With high level meetings on-going to address the climate and biodiversity crisis centre stage at UN Headquarters, one of the Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group members is urging world leaders to make sure their decisions get back to the people that help shape policy on the ground. 

Ernest Gibson is co-coordinator for 350 Fiji, a regional youth-led climate change network in the Pacific, driven by young climate leaders, and he told Julia Dean of our UN Country Team in Australia, it was important to let groups like his, know that they’ve made a difference. 

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Leveraging youth to shape a better future, UN announces 17 Young Leaders for SDGs

The United Nations, on Friday, recognized 17 young advocates for sustainable development, who are leading efforts to combat some of the world’s most pressing challenges and inspiring the younger generation for a better future for all. 

A youthful 75: New generation carries the torch for UN values

75 years on from the founding of the UN, young people are being enlisted to share their visions of a better planet, and help decide the next chapter of the Organization. 

Women are key to response and recovery out of the COVID era: Deputy UN chief

Young women are fighting interconnected battles for “environmental, economic and racial justice”, the deputy UN chief said in a discussion on Thursday.

‘No hope’ of reaching climate, development goals, without youth optimism and know-how

Without harnessing the energy, tech savvy and optimism of young people, the world has no hope of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Paris Agreement on climate change, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday.

COVID-19: UN urges ramping up social protection programmes to safeguard those most vulnerable

The socio-economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic prompted UN agencies on Wednesday to call on countries to increase social protection programmes to protect those most at risk.