SG: I believe in the power of young people.

Peace, economic dynamism, social justice, tolerance – all this and more, depends on tapping into the potential power of youth. Not in some distant future, but today. Right now.

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Baghdad, September 25, 2017- A new project will promote the social and economic inclusion of about 3,000 conflict-affected Iraqi youth by facilitating their engagement in youth-led community development activities, peacebuilding initiatives and micro-entrepreneurship projects. The Project is financed by a US$2.75 million Grant provided by the Japan social Development Fund (JSDF).

Baghdad, 27 August 2017 – The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Gyorgy Busztin, presented today the final recommendations of the “Iraq: Youth and Coexistence” Youth Forums on national reconciliation, which were held earlier this year all around Iraq, to the Prime Minister’s Advisor Mohammed Salman. Representatives of the youth who participated at the forums were also present at the meeting.

Recommendations of the Youth Forums on Reconciliation presented to PM’s Adviser

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14 August, 2017 – Baghdad, Iraq

On her first international trip, the UN Youth Envoy saw first-hand in Iraq the devastating effects of conflict on youth but also witnessed hope in them, and encouraged the young women and men to be leaders in their communities. Underlining the importance of engaging and empowering youth, Ms. Wickramanayake commemorated this year's international youth day in Iraq, at an event with the Minister for Youth and Sports, H.E. Abdul-Hussein Abtan and over one thousand young Iraqis.

UNSG Envoy on Youth visit to IDPs Camp in Baghdad’s Hay al Jameaa

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UN Envoy on Youth visits a Youth Center in Baghdad

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UN Envoy on Youth meets Iraqi Youth

UN Envoy on Youth meets Iraqi Youth

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International Youth Day 2017 commemorated by UN Youth Envoy in Iraq

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Iraqi youth celebrate International Youth Day - Baghdad, Iraq
12 August 2017
Produced by Mahdi Al-Khazraji, in collaboration with the UNAMI Public Information Office

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