Young People Powerful Agents for Resolving, Preventing Conflict, Speakers Tell Security Council Open Debate amid Calls to Change Negative Stereotypes

Secretary-General’s Youth Envoy Decries ‘Policy Panic’ Stemming from Unfounded Assumptions that Young People Are Violent

Contrary to common perception, young people were not a nagging problem, but rather, powerful agents for resolving and preventing conflict throughout the world, the Security Council …

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From Impoverished to Empowered

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, a multidonor fund administered by the African Development Bank Group, is making headway in effecting real socioeconomic change in sub-Saharan Africa—and biomass power is an integral component.

More people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access

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The Role of Islamic Finance

As prepared for delivery. 

Thank you Ministers and Ambassador Djani, 

Excellencies, Colleagues,

I am grateful for the opportunity to discuss the important potential of Islamic Finance to help governments leverage new sources of financing for development during this important week …

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