Olga Tsaplina

Advancing the Youth, Peace, and Security Agenda: Local Action, Regional Efforts and Global Collaboration

11 June 2023, Nairobi. – On June 7, 2023, the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) held its annual meeting on Youth, Peace, and Security (YPS). This gathering focused on regional efforts to advance the YPS agenda and the interconnectedness between international, regional, national, and local initiatives. The support of local governments is crucial for the

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Gwendolyn Myers, Youth Advisory Board member, giving closing statement for children and youth at UN-Habitat Assembly 2023

UN-Habitat Interim Youth Advisory Board Addresses the UN-Habitat Assembly at The Closing Plenary Session

9 June 2023, Nairobi. – In a powerful address to the second session of the UN-Habitat Assembly, two members of the UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board, Gwendolyn Myers and Leah Namugerwa, representing the voices of youth organizations from around the world, expressed their determination to work towards a sustainable urban future that includes the meaningful inclusion

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UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Reaffirms That Youth is a Priority

7 June 2023, Nairobi. – The Youth Caucus participants at United Nations Habitat Assembly witnessed an inspiring speech by Michal Mlynar, the Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat. Given on the 6th of June 2023, Mr. Mlynar’s speech at the Youth Caucus highlighted the crucial role of youth in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda

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Uniting Across Generations for a Better Urban Future: Introducing UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

10 June 2023, Nairobi. – The UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board (YAB) will play a vital role in advancing the inclusive achievement of the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Comprising 18 advisors, the YAB provides strategic advice, advocates for youth participation, and strengthens youth-led initiatives within UN-Habitat and its partner networks. The

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