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The World Youth Report: Youth Social Entrepreneurship and the 2030 Agenda

The World Youth Report: Youth Social Entrepreneurship and the 2030 Agenda seeks to contribute to the understanding of how youth social entrepreneurship can both support youth development and help accelerate the implementation of the SDGs. To do so, the Report first synthesizes the current discussion on social entrepreneurship and anchors it in the context of the 2030 Agenda. Chapter 2 …


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Global Wake-Up Call: Op-Ed by António Guterres, UN Secretary-General

3 July 2020: From COVID-19 to climate disruption, from racial injustice to rising inequalities, we are a world in turmoil. At the same time, we are an international community with an enduring vision – embodied in the United Nations Charter, which marks its 75th anniversary this year. That vision of a better future — based on the values of equality, …


COVID 19 and the RULE OF LAW: Op-Ed By Alexandre Zouev, Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions

3 July 2020: The unprecedented threat from COVID-19 has caused unimaginable suffering around the world. This year also triggered a much-needed discussion on the role of law enforcement in societies. While the pandemic is first and foremost a public health crisis, there are related challenges that are consequential for containing it and for promoting a rapid and sustainable recovery. The …

Ms. Nardos Bekele-Thomas, Resident Coordinator briefs UN Staff in South Africa on COVID-19 work modalities

The UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Nardos Bekele-Thomas today addressed UN staff on the current Return-to-Office modalities. Staff were updated on the UN offices’ risk assessment in preparation for return to office, and critical information on what they should do in the event of exposure to the coronavirus, support to newly-assigned staff and guidance on current quarantine processes in South Africa. …

COVID-19 threatens to push more people into drug use – UNODC Representative on International Day on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

02 July 2020: With the globe currently faced with the COVID-19 pandemic that is affecting every aspect of life, there are concerns that more people will be driven to substance abuse, or left vulnerable to drug trafficking. In marking International Day on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, annually observed on the 26th of June, the United Nations Office on Drugs …

Impacts of COVID-19 disproportionately affect poor and vulnerable: UN chief

Addressing poverty eradication on Tuesday in front of the General Assembly, UN chief António Guterres warned that the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are falling “disproportionately on the most vulnerable: people living in poverty, the working poor, women and children, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups”. The virtual high-level UN meeting was billed as the first in a series …