youth

‘Global clarion call’ for youth to shape efforts to forge peace in the most dangerous combat zones

For the first time ever, youth from the frontlines of conflict have joined mediators, researchers and Government representatives at an international conference, to discuss new and innovative ways for young people to contribute to peace processes.

News in Brief 20 February 2019

  • Push to silence the guns in South Sudan
  • Good health care paves way for SDGs
  • Education, employment ‘fundamental’ to youth development’
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Education ‘the key to social inclusion’ says Côte d’Ivoire refugee in Marrakech

If countries help educate incoming migrants and refugees, they will no longer be viewed as a problem, but a valuable resource, said a 20-year-old from Côte d’Ivoire, speaking on behalf of young people, ahead of the adoption of the new UN Global Compact for Migration in Marrakech, Morocco.  Kader Diabate made the voyage alone to Italy on one of the world’s most dangerous routes – through Niger and Libya, and across the Mediterranean Sea.  He spoke to UN News’s Mustafa Al Gamal about his extraordinary journey.

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‘Be the change’ we desperately need, UN deputy chief urges global youth

Young people are the leaders and torchbearers the world “desperately needs” but they also face serious challenges when it comes to realizing their potential, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General has said.

Future of our planet hinges on action by today’s youth – UN deputy chief

Protecting the planet rests on this generation’s youth and their inclination “to hold leaders and decision-makers accountable,” especially in the combat against climate change, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told university students in China today. 

 

PODCAST: Why should young people care about the UN?

How can the United Nations, created in the aftermath of the Second World War, stay relevant to young people today?

At this year’s High-Level Week of the General Assembly, the UN Secretary-General launched the Youth2030 Strategy, an ambitious plan to get the UN to step up its support for the empowerment of young people, and harness their talents for the global good.

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Start nurturing your mental health ‘at an early age’ urges UN chief

Worldwide, it is estimated that one in five adolescents experience mental health challenges, though most remain underdiagnosed and undertreated. Marking Mental Health Day on Wednesday, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) is focusing on the psychological well-being of young people aged 10 to 14, to stave off conditions that can impact their lives deep into adulthood.

UN agencies inject youthful energy into sustainable development for urban Africa

Underscoring the importance of fully involving the young in decisions affecting their lives, three United Nations agencies announced an innovative partnership on Tuesday with African local governments, designed to inject youthful ideas and energy into urban planning policies.

UN Chief joins world leaders in calling for greater investment in Africa’s young people

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday joined world leaders in calling for greater investment in jobs for young people in Africa, calling them the continent’s “greatest asset.” 

Youth2030: UN chief launches bold new strategy for young people ‘to lead’

The United Nations Secretary-General launched a new partnership strategy with the world’s 1.8 billion young people on Monday, to help put “their ideas into action”.