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Secretary-General’s message on International Youth Day

Aug 12, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

The world’s young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future. Young people are directly affected by the tragic contradictions that prevail today: between abject poverty and ostentatious wealth, gnawing hunger and shameful food waste, rich natural resources and polluting industries. Youth can deliver solutions on these issues, which lie at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this first year of that15-year plan for a healthier, safer and [Read More]

Young people and the sustainable development goals: (Un)employment at the heart of the 2016 Youth Forum

Feb 5, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

The International Labor Organization launches a Global Initiative on Decent Jobs NEW YORK, 3 February 2016 – Unemployment. But also poverty, climate change, inequality. On February 1 to 2, the annual United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum took place at the UN Headquarters in New York. Hundreds of youth leaders met with President of the 54-member body Oh Joon and other UN officials to discuss how their generation can promote and advocate the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda approved by Member States last year. On the first day of the Forum, an initiative promoted [Read More]

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