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Secretary-General Forms Advisory Group of Experts for Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security

advisory-groupSecretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on 12 August announced the formation of an Advisory Group of Experts for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security, as mandated by Security Council resolution 2250 (2015).

“Young people can break barriers, reach across divisions and forge understanding. The United Nations Security Council has finally recognized the importance of youth.

Last December, it adopted Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security,” the Secretary-General said in a speech at the University of Calgary on the occasion of International Youth Day. “Today I can announce that we are forming a new Advisory Group to study progress on that historic resolution. Nearly half of the Group’s members are young. Some of them survived conflict. One lost her father in war. Another was shot. Others were refugees.”

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Secretary-General’s message on World Youth Skills Day, 15 July 2015

worldyouthskillsdayI welcome this first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day. On July 15th each year, the international community will underscore the value of helping young people to upgrade their own abilities to contribute to our common future.

While overall more young people have greater educational opportunities than in the past, there are still some 75 million adolescents who are out of school, denied the quality education they deserve and unable to acquire the skills they need. Continue reading