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UN Youth Assembly

The Power of People and Networks

Jessica Lui | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Jessica Lui

These challenges are not a reason to walk away from these ideals, but rather a calling to increase our efforts for the future. We do not have to live in an idealized world to advance ideals that will make it a better place.

Finding Your Motivation: My Time as a Delegate at the UN Youth Assembly

Zachary Marcone | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics
Zachary Marcone

There are few things in this life that I would refer to as "human accelerators." A human accelerator is an event or experience that elicits a limitless energy to make change or forward some purpose.

in Attitude Is Essential to driving Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda

Lilian O. Ajayi | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Lilian O. Ajayi

This generational change in attitude is critical to meeting the global development agenda post 2015, and it extends beyond the compounds of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations - as more youth in different parts of the world continue to play a critical role in challenging the status quo.

Creating a Pathway to Action

Oliver Libby | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Oliver Libby

Let's take a note from entrepreneurship culture and tell students: "Everyone says you are a leader of tomorrow, but you can start now, because we need you today!"

An Essential Yet Overlooked Driving Force For the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Ralien Bekkers | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Ralien Bekkers

In order to develop a successful post-2015 development agenda we will have to find a way to incorporate and stimulate the power of the young, of women and that of entrepreneurs.

Social Entrepreneurship: New Solutions for Age Old Problems

Sang Lee | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Sang Lee

There has been much misunderstanding that social entrepreneurship is nothing but a rebranding of charity and philanthropy. This is a fundamental flaw in the understanding of social entrepreneurship.

Bridging the Gap Between Youth (Un) Employment and Social Entrepreneurship: Millennial Solutions

Alexandra Beatrice Cord | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Alexandra Beatrice Cord

Youth unemployment is pandemic and represents one of the biggest global challenges of our time as it affects not only the present, but also the future.

Africa's Youth Riding the Wave of Technical Innovation

Willice Onyango | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Willice Onyango

From business, networking, utilising innovation, creativity, to the ability to understand and pass on information quicker than it can be controlled or obscured by who governs us, technology is merging with our continent's demographic dividend, and the prospects for a brighter future are unprecedented.

The Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations Ambassadors

Kehkashan Basu | Posted 12.16.2013 | Teen
Kehkashan Basu

The decisions that all of us make today will definitely impact and decide what the world looks like in the future. A sustainable future can be realized only if the three dimensions of sustainable development work and grow in harmony.

From America to Morocco: Never Be Afraid to Talk to Anyone!

Sam Vaghar | Posted 12.04.2013 | Impact
Sam Vaghar

Twenty minutes into the conversation, I asked him, "How do you survive?" Looking up at the passerby, he replied, "I'm not afraid to talk to anyone. I'm not afraid to look up at those above me and ask for help. Never be afraid to talk to anyone." Never be afraid to talk to anyone. This advice changed my life.

Pay it Forward: Sharing Success Stories From Youth at the UN

Ana Maria Lebada | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Ana Maria Lebada

Each of their contribution and of your contribution is important as it adds up to the others and brings us closer to building a more sustainable future for the world that we inhabit. We have the creativity, the courage and the technology to do that.