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Youth Flash August 2014

Thursday, 21 August 2014
This issue of Youth Flash features the article “International Youth Day: Mental Health Matters” written by Alicia Raimundo, a “mental health superhero”, battling serious bouts of anxiety, depression and a suicide attempt since the age of 13. The current article reflects on her experience as a mental health superhero. This ...
Youth Flash August 2014
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Celebrating Youth Day, UN stresses importance of good mental health

Thursday, 21 August 2014
Each year 20 per cent of the world’s young people experience a mental health condition, the United Nations reported in a new publication launched to coincide with International Youth Day which this year shines a spotlight on the importance of mental health.“The United Nations wants to help lift the veil ...
Celebrating Youth Day, UN stresses importance of good mental health
 
 

Defining comprehensive indicators for youth development

Monday, 30 June 2014
DSPD Focal Point on Youth participated in an expert group meeting on youth indicators in the Context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda convened by the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, with input from UNDESA and UN HABITAT (19-20 June 2014). The Expert Group Meeting examined global progress on youth indicators, indices ...
Defining comprehensive indicators for youth development
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Placing youth and mental health in the spotlight

Thursday, 19 June 2014
Under the slogan “Mental Health Matters”, International Youth Day (IYD) on 12 August will be celebrated this year with a focus on youth and mental health. In the lead-up to the day, people from across the globe are encouraged to help raise awareness on this topic by joining efforts on ...
Placing youth and mental health in the spotlight
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Enabling youth civic engagement

Sunday, 15 June 2014
UNDESA DSPD and UNESCO, will organize an Expert Group Meeting on the theme “Youth Civic Engagement: Enabling Youth Participation in Political, Social and Economic Life” at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 16-17 June.   Civic engagement is increasingly recognized as an important component of youth development because it can help build human ...
Enabling youth civic engagement
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Inclusion of Young People in National Decision-making

Wednesday, 04 June 2014
Member States welcomed a proposal to incorporate youth-focused target areas in the post-2015 development agenda, as the Economic and Social Council concluded its two-day Youth Forum on 2 and 3 June 2014. Ahmad Alhendawi, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, presented the document “The Global Youth Call,” which he said ...
Inclusion of Young People in National Decision-making
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#Youth2015: Realizing the Future They Want

Tuesday, 27 May 2014
To bring the voice of youth into the discussion, ECOSOC will convene a Youth Forum on 2 June 2014. The Forum will be organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in collaboration with the Office of the Youth Envoy of the Secretary-General.    The engagement of young people in shaping ...
#Youth2015: Realizing the Future They Want
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Youth Flash Newsletter, April 2014

Wednesday, 23 April 2014
This issue of Youth Flash features an article “Youth Advocate for Equitable Cities” written by Francis Anyaegbu, a youth champion currently serving as Africa’s representative on the UN-HABITAT Youth Advisory Board and chair of the Youth advisory Board’s Committee on the Post-2015 development agenda. The article focuses on the challenges ...
Youth Flash Newsletter, April 2014
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Youth to contribute to development through crowd-sourcing platform

Wednesday, 19 February 2014
An initiative to help ensure that youth priorities are reflected in the UN's development agenda of the post-2015 era is being launched in New York on Tuesday. A crowd-sourcing platform on the internet will serve as a virtual space for young people to express their views. Member States of the United Nations ...
Youth to contribute to development through crowd-sourcing platform
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Expert Group Meeting on Youth, development, and rights

Monday, 11 November 2013
DSPD Focal Point on Youth will convene an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on "Youth, Development and Rights" from 13 to 14 November 2013 in New York. The EGM aims at exploring the barriers facing young people in exercising their full set of rights to participation in civic, political and economic life. ...
Expert Group Meeting on Youth, development, and rights
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