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Be a Change Agent! UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board Applications Now Open!

25 September 2023, Nairobi. – Are you between 18 and 32 years old? Do you want to help integrate the voices of urban youth into UN-Habitat’s global strategy and initiatives? UN-Habitat is excited to announce the opening of applications for the 2023-2025 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board (YAB)! About the UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board The Youth

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Youth Advisory Board

UN-Habitat Youth Advisory BoardYouth Advisory Board members Gwendolyn Myers and Leah Namugerwa presenting the UN-Habitat Assembly Youth Declaration on Sustainable Urbanization presented at the 2023 UN-Habitat Assembly, in Nairobi, Kenya © UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board The Board advises UN-Habitat on strategies to engage young people in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the

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Empowering Indigenous Voices: Youth, Culture, and Sustainable Development

20 September 2023, New York. – “Good morning,” Lenin Zambrano began, the anticipation in the room palpable. He continued, “I am Lenin Zambrano, and I am deeply honored to be here today to represent the Living Museum Otavalango, an organization dedicated to preserving the culture, tradition, and life of our indigenous peoples.” As a proud

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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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