Urbanism in Mexico: Young Ideas for the Cities of Tomorrow

Since 2016 Badi Zárate Khalili has worked for the Metropolitan Institute of Planning in Guadalajara, the second biggest city of Mexico. With only 23 years old, he is the youngest city planner in his team and responsible for the coordination of public participation and communication. In addition, Badi has represented the Latin American youth in … Continue reading Urbanism in Mexico: Young Ideas for the Cities of Tomorrow

Cities Of The Future: Why We Need Young People To Help Transform Their Communities

Siamak Sam Loni UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Reposted from Huffington Post 10/20/2016 04:05 am ET | Updated Oct 24, 2016 Cities are getting bigger, younger and more complicated than ever before. Some of the greatest development challenges of the 21st century are being created in cities. To solve these problems, we need to empower youth … Continue reading Cities Of The Future: Why We Need Young People To Help Transform Their Communities

Social entrepreneurship for youth development

  Image courtesy GE Young people at 1.8 billion (per UN) are some of the biggest contributors of human capital in the world. We have a role to play in our own development as well as the development of our communities. This has resulted in us being increasingly recognized as key participants in decision-making and … Continue reading Social entrepreneurship for youth development

Open Mind, Open Society – Why Curiosity Has Never Been More Important

Capacity problems, political conflict and a lack of European solidarity: German authorities have been overwhelmed with the arrival of nearly a million refugees last year. But youth and civil society organizations, such as Plan International Germany, have stepped in. A successful integration is the key to stop growing xenophobia and to lay the fundament for … Continue reading Open Mind, Open Society – Why Curiosity Has Never Been More Important

El nacimiento de una nueva ciudadanía en México

Written by: Badi Zárate Khalili, Youth Advisory Member – Latin America and the Caribbean Andrea viene montada en su bicicleta, apresurada con el viento sobre su cara que disfruta cada mañana al salir de casa. Está ansiosa por llegar a su destino y piensa que el estar protegiéndose de los autos que avanzan rápidamente a muy … Continue reading El nacimiento de una nueva ciudadanía en México

UN Habitat's Youth Representative marks UN at 70 with children in Mathare slums

Raphael Obonyo, former UN Habitat’s Youth Representative marks UN at 70 with children in Mathare slums. As part of his reflective work, the former UN Habitat’s External Youth Advisor, Raphael Obonyo joined children and young people in the sprawling slums of Mathare in Kenya to mark the United Nations seventieth anniversary. Speaking at the function, the … Continue reading UN Habitat's Youth Representative marks UN at 70 with children in Mathare slums

New Youth Advisory Board elected!

On the first of October a new Youth Advisory Board (YAB) was elected through a competitive online election. Over 580 applications had been submitted and narrowed down to 59 shortlisted candidates. In the following online election, more than 93,000 votes were cast to elect the sixteen new board members. The new YAB has a mandate of … Continue reading New Youth Advisory Board elected!