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West African youth commit to a better future at UN-backed forum in Guinea-Bissau

More than 80 youth representatives from 10 West African countries attending a United Nations-backed conference pledged today to help their peers throughout the region by taking steps to improve sexual and reproductive health, encourage education, work towards poverty alleviation and promote peace.

Youth leaders pledge their commitment to development goals at end of UN Summit

Hundreds of young people from most of the 192 Member States of the United Nations pledged their commitment today to a raft of development goals, including eradicating poverty and hunger, at the end of the landmark Global Youth Leadership Summit.

Annan hails youth gathered at UN in push to reach global antipoverty targets

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today praised hundreds of youth delegates gathered from around the world at United Nations Headquarters in New York to push for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aim to raise global living standards.

Young leaders from around the world to promote development goals at 3-day Summit

Hundreds of young people from all 192 Member States of the United Nations will gather at UN headquarters on Sunday for the landmark Global Youth Leadership Summit, which aims to get more people involved in promoting international development, including eradicating poverty, hunger and a host of other social ills.

Global youth gather at UN Headquarters for International Youth Day talks on poverty

Young people from the far reaches of the globe gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York today to discuss measures they can take in tackling youth poverty at an event to commemorate International Youth Day, marked each year on 12 August.