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"UNiting for Youth": Celebrate International Youth Day with the UN!

On 5 August, it’s all about youth at the UN! To celebrate this year’s International Youth Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other senior UN officials will speak directly with young people from around the world.

In an interactive discussion entitled “UNiting for Youth,” the Secretary-General will share his initiatives for youth with about 700 young participants connected from Belgium, Brazil, India, Lebanon and Nigeria, plus 600 participants at UN Headquarters.

A second segment of the event will be an interactive panel discussion with four senior UN officials:  Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA;  Laskhmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women; Sima Bahous, Assistant Secretary-General and Director for Arab States at UNDP; and Charles Dan, Special Representative on Youth and Social Inclusion at ILO. The four panelists will also be joined by a youth leader, to be announced soon.

Don’t miss this year’s celebration! Tune in and join the conversation here:

•    Watch the event live at 10 a.m. EDT on 5 August at
•    Follow the ‪#‎UNYouthEnvoy on Twitter: @AhmadAlhendawi
•    Share your thoughts at #YouthDay