Youth Advisory Board

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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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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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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UN-Habitat’s Youth Advisory Board Responds to Executive Director’s Report

6 June 2023, Nairobi. – UN-Habitat has long been a champion of sustainable urban development. Executive Director, Maimunah Mohd Sharif, released a groundbreaking report at the UN-Habitat Assembly being held in Nairobi, Kenya, titled “A Sustainable Urban Future Through Inclusive and Effective Multilateralism: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Times Of Global Crises.” This report

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