PRESS RELEASE: WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TO IMPROVE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT.

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There are more youth on the planet than ever before. These young people are poised with all of the potential and energy to be our next generation of leaders, workers and parents. There are 1.8 billion young people around the world, making up a quarter of the globalpopulation. They are the workforce of the future, yet 58 million of them are not even able to attend primary school. How can young people help themselves, both practically and professionally? How can developing countries reduce youth unemployment and realise their full potential? How could youth leaders make a difference?

PRESS RELEASE: WORLD REFUGEE DAY

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"Refugees are people like anyone else, like you and me. They led ordinary lives before becoming displaced, and their biggest dream is to be able to live normally again. On this World Refugee Day, let us recall our common humanity, celebrate tolerance and diversity and open our hearts to refugees everywhere

~ Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations ~

WORLD DAY TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND DROUGHT: INCLUSIVE COOPERATION FOR ACHIEVING LAND DEGRADATION NEUTRALITY

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Without a long-term solution, desertification and land degradation will not only affect food supply but lead to increased migration and threaten the stability of many nations and regions. This is why world leaders made land degradation neutrality one of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.

-UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon