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UN Gender Focus: Saudi Arabian women, human trafficking, and youth and development

UN chief: Saudi Arabian women’s right to drive “an important first step”

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UN chief calls for ‘meaningful’ youth engagement in peace efforts, not just symbolism

Young people must be meaningful partners in conflict prevention and sustaining peace, and the United Nations should think outside the box on how to relate to youth globally, Secretary-General António Guterres told a ministerial event held today on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual debate.

UN Daily News Programme 17 August 2017

Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira.

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INTERVIEW: Meet the new UN Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake

Hailing from Sri Lanka, the second-ever United Nations Youth Envoy is no stranger to rolling up her sleeves to get things done.

“Wisdom, experience, energy and ideals” of old & young vital to SDGs

The “wisdom, experience, energy and ideals” of the old and the young are vital to realizing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Deputy UN chief highlights stronger AU-UN partnership to benefit Africa's youth

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed today called for strengthening the relationship between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations to deliver on promised development for Africa's youth.

News in Brief 20 June 2017 (PM)

At least 130 feared dead following new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean

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UN cultural agency promotes power of youth to preserve cultural heritage

Young people from around the world today joined United Nations staff and international dignitaries in Changsha, China, to show support for protecting and preserving the cultural heritage along the Silk Route.

UN and Africa: focus on East Africa, Gambian youth and World Radio Day

East Africa drought pushing food prices up sharply

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INTERVIEW: ‘It’s time to work with young people, not just for young people’ – outgoing UN Youth Envoy

In his second term in office, former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon established the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, subsequently appointing Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan as his first-ever Envoy on Youth – the youngest senior official in the history of the Organization.