Pedal-power takes charge at COP21

At the UN climate change conference, delegates don’t just stand around charging their phones while drinking juice and listening to the latest beats: they have to pedal hard for them.

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“Milestone” resolution to bolster youth and counter extremism

An historic resolution to bolster youth in the global fight against extremism has been hailed as a “milestone”.

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Youth leaders demand climate action in Paris

Youth leaders from countries most at risk from the effects of climate change have rallied in Paris, France.

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New UN report reveals urgent need for coordinated, systematic approach to youth violence prevention

While youth violence is not a simple problem with easy solutions, a new report launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) underscores that prevention programmes can improve a broad range of health, education and social outcomes – and lead to potentially substantial economic savings.

Youth involvement needed to achieve SDGs

The new global development agenda cannot become a reality if the generation it impacts is excluded from the process.

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Jordanian student wants more youth involvement in UN

A winner of a UN-backed multilingual essay competition wants more young people to be involved in the global organization’s work.

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Iraqi student praises the power of multiculturalism

When Ahmed Fahad left Iraq two years ago to pursue a PhD in the United States, he had what he described as “scary expectations.”

However, strong English language skills and a belief in what he called “the multicultural sense of communication” helped the father of three to survive.

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Investing in youth “smartest investment”

Never before have there been so many young people on the planet: nearly two billion, according to the United Nations.

But while young people represent one-quarter of the working age population, worldwide they make up 40 per cent of the unemployed.

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ADDIS: first UN World Youth Skills Day celebrates importance of empowering young people

On the first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day, United Nations officials today declared that investing in developing the skills of young people can help build a more just and sustainable future for all and is one of the most important decisions any country can make.

Inclusion and active involvement of youth vital to success of UN sustainability agenda – Ban

The United Nations General Assembly today commemorated the 20th anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth with an acknowledgement that young people have been “disproportionately” affected by many global challenges but “are ready and willing to be actively involved in shaping their future.”