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Through its three divisions, UN Department of Public Information manages an extensive network that includes its UN Information Centres, NGOs, and academic institutions, which are essential partners in reaching out to a youth audience. In addition, DPI is increasingly using social Media to deliver information to youth about UN events and the work of the UN. Finally, it offers multiple opportunities throughout the year for youth to participate in live interactions with senior UN officials, including the Secretary-General, Messengers of Peace and other youth who are active in searching for solutions to global problems.

Key activities include:

  • global videoconferences for youth on the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (25 March); the International Day of Peace (21 September); and Human Rights Day (10 December);
  • the UN4MUN (http://outreach.un.org/mun/) programme which includes two annual workshops for student organizers of MUN conferences and other support for Model UN simulations around the world;
  • the UN Academic Impact (UNAI) which brings institutions of higher learning into association with the UN and offers a mechanism for them to commit themselves to ten universally accepted principles that underlie the United Nations mandate and ASPIRE, the student-driven initiative that promotes UNAI.

Youth Video

 Parting message from the outgoing UN Youth Envoy.




You can read the text of the video here: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56146#

Youth Stories

Engaging the young people in the Caribbean and including them in international issues

Essay competition - Win a trip to the Global Youth Forum

Essay competition - Win a trip to the Global Youth Forum

02 February 2017
ELS Educational Services and the United Nations Academic Impact are pleased to sponsor the fourth Many Languages, One World® Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum. This year welcomes Northeastern University (Boston, USA) as the host of the Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum and the sponsor and organizer of the Northeastern University Global Youth Conference. Sixty winners will be selected as delegates to the 2017 Many Languages, One World Global Youth Forum, where they will create action plans related to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in one of the six official languages of the United Nations. ELS Educational Services, Inc. will award each winner with an all-expense paid trip to Boston and New York City between 15-26, July 2017. At the Global Youth Forum, the students will create action plans addressing selected topics from the Sustainable Development Agenda, and will present their views at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. These international delegates will also have the opportunity to interact with invited international scholars and tour Boston and New York City. The deadline for essay submissions is 11:59 p.m. EST Thursday, 16 March, 2017. Airfare, accommodations and meals will be provided by ELS Educational Services, Inc. more information 
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Essay competition - Win a trip to the Global Youth Forum

Essay competition - Win a trip to the Global Youth Forum

ELS Educational Services and the United Nations Academic Impact are pleased to sponsor the fourth Many Languages, One World® Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum. This year welcomes Northeastern…
UNESCO launches strategy to prevent youth radicalisation

UNESCO launches strategy to prevent youth radicalisation

31 0ctober 2016 - UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova opened  the International Conference on Internet and the Radicalization of Youth: Preventing, Acting and Living Together, declaring, in Quebec, Canada, “Violent extremism seeks…
MUN 2017 (Trinidad and Tobago) launches at the new COSTAATT campus

MUN 2017 (Trinidad and Tobago) launches at the new COSTAATT campus

22 October 2016- Chaguanas , Trinidad and Tobago. The Rotary Club of Central Port of Spain launched its 20th simulation of the Model United Nations General Assembly (GA), with a…

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Telephone: 1(868) 623 8438 or 623 4813

Fax: 1 (868) 623 4332 

Address: 

2nd Floor Bretton Hall, 16 Victoria Avenue, 

Port of Spain, Trnidad and Tobago

 

 

 

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