Monthly Archives: September 2016

Call for Applications: United Nations Youth Advisory Panel. Deadline – 10 October 2016

United Nations Youth Advisory Panel Bangladesh Application Guidelines:

The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Bangladesh recognizes that developing the full potential of youth is paramount to achieving long-term social change. Youth have a critical role to play in the economic and social development of their country, including in the achievement of the Sustainable Developments Goals. To support the full and effective participation of youth in all levels of civic life and to understand adolescent and youth issues from their own perspective as well as to provide them with a platform raise their voices, the UN in Bangladesh established a voluntary youth advisory panel. The United Nations Youth Advisory Panel (UNYAP) was established in 2014 and consists of 30 outstanding young volunteers from Bangladesh. The UNYAP functions as a platform for the exchange of information and ideas between Bangladeshi youth delegates and the UN Interagency Theme Group on Adolescents and Youth. UNYAP Application flyer and UNYAP Application Form 

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Video Message for Eid Al-Adha

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonNew York, 12 September 2016:

Assalam Alaikum. Eid al-Adha is a celebration of sacrifice for the common good, family and community, and compassion and solidarity with the least amongst us. At a time when societies face complex challenges — violent conflict, displacement, division – let us draw on our common humanity to build a better world for all.  I wish all Muslims around the world a blessed and peaceful Eid.  Eid Mubarak.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Message on International Literacy Day: 8 September 2016

173378This year, the world the world has embarked on implementing the ambitious and transformational 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  With its 17 universal, integrated and interdependent Sustainable Development Goals, the 2030 Agenda is an action plan for people, planet, partnership and peace.

Literacy stands at heart of the 2030 Agenda.  It is a foundation for human rights, gender equality, and sustainable societies.  It essential to all our efforts to end extreme poverty and promote well-being for all people.  That is why the Sustainable Development Goals aim for universal access to quality education and learning opportunities throughout people’s lives.

One of the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 4 is to ensure that all young people achieve literacy and numeracy and that a substantial proportion of adults who lack these skills are given the opportunity to acquire them. Continue reading