Young people have enormous power to shape better world, Migiro tells students

The events of the past 10 months highlight the enormous power of young people in changing the world, the Deputy Secretary-General has said, calling on this segment of society to help shape a better future.

Young people voice concerns on impact of economic crisis to UN officials

Young people from 22 countries have gathered at the United Nations this week to shine a light on the impact that the global economic crisis is having on youth around the world.

On International Youth Day, UN celebrating young people’s role in ousting dictators

The United Nations marked International Youth Day today under the slogan ‘Change Our World,’ with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscoring the “stunning” role young people have played during the past year in overthrowing dictatorships.

UN high-level forum spotlights young people’s potential as agents of change

Hundreds of young people converged on the United Nations in New York today as the General Assembly kicked off a high-level meeting devoted to tackling the challenges facing youth and exploring their potential to bring about change in their societies and in the world at large.

UN high-level meeting on youth to open in New York on Monday

Representatives from 400 youth groups will gather in New York on Monday to attend a high-level meeting on youth convened by the General Assembly to discuss a wide range of issues of concern to the younger generation, including jobs, poverty and sustainable development.

Ban highlights role of cooperatives in tackling youth unemployment

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the role that cooperatives can play in social and economic development, especially in tackling youth unemployment.

Youth education and employment key to progress in Africa – Migiro

The United Nations today urged African countries to empower the continent’s youth through schooling and jobs, stressing that the foundation for peace and development lay in giving young people opportunities to build better lives for themselves.