29 March 2019

UNAI Quiz: Global Youth

Young people around the world are contributing to their communities, proposing innovative solutions, driving social progress and taking action to make a difference. They are also agents of change, mobilizing to advance the Sustainable Development Goals to improve the lives of people and the health of the planet, and are a driving force in development, peace and security.

Youth-led organizations should be empowered to bring the 2030 Agenda into local, national and regional policy. They play a significant role in the implementation, monitoring and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as in holding governments accountable. With political commitment and adequate resources, young people have the potential to transform the world into a better place for everyone.

One of the spaces for young people to share their vision and make themselves heard is the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum taking place from 8 to 9 April 2019 at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The forum will provide a platform for young leaders from around the world to engage in a dialogue among themselves and with United Nations Member States and to share ideas for advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and the Paris Climate Agreement.

How much do you know about global youth and the United Nations? Test your knowledge now!

Correct! According to the UN, there are 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10-24 today—they are the largest generation of youth in history. Close to 90 per cent of them live in developing countries, where they make up a large proportion of the population. Their numbers are expected to grow—between 2015 and 2030 alone, about 1.9 billion young people are projected to turn 15 years old. 

The correct answer is A. According to the UN, there are 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10-24 today—they are the largest generation of youth in history. Close to 90 per cent of them live in developing countries, where they make up a large proportion of the population. Their numbers are expected to grow—between 2015 and 2030 alone, about 1.9 billion young people are projected to turn 15 years old. 

The correct answer is A. According to the UN, there are 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10-24 today—they are the largest generation of youth in history. Close to 90 per cent of them live in developing countries, where they make up a large proportion of the population. Their numbers are expected to grow—between 2015 and 2030 alone, about 1.9 billion young people are projected to turn 15 years old. 

The correct answer is B. 48 million young workers aged 15-17 were estimated to be employed in hazardous jobs in 2012. Decent Jobs for Youth is a global initiative that not only aims to create jobs for youth, but improve the quality of existing work with regard to productivity, earnings, working conditions and rights, particularly for young people who are working but continue to live in conditions of poverty and deprivation. The situation of young people in hazardous work is of particular concern.

The correct answer is B. 48 million young workers aged 15-17 were estimated to be employed in hazardous jobs in 2012. Decent Jobs for Youth is a global initiative that not only aims to create jobs for youth, but improve the quality of existing work with regard to productivity, earnings, working conditions and rights, particularly for young people who are working but continue to live in conditions of poverty and deprivation. The situation of young people in hazardous work is of particular concern.

Correct! 48 million young workers aged 15-17 were estimated to be employed in hazardous jobs in 2012. Decent Jobs for Youth is a global initiative that not only aims to create jobs for youth, but improve the quality of existing work with regard to productivity, earnings, working conditions and rights, particularly for young people who are working but continue to live in conditions of poverty and deprivation. The situation of young people in hazardous work is of particular concern.

The correct answer is A) According to UNDP, more than 600 million youth live in fragile and conflict-affected countries and territories. Many of them are victims of war, child trafficking, and refugees, with limited access to education.

The correct answer is A) According to UNDP, more than 600 million youth live in fragile and conflict-affected countries and territories. Many of them are victims of war, child trafficking, and refugees, with limited access to education.

Correct! According to UNDP, more than 600 million youth live in fragile and conflict-affected countries and territories. Many of them are victims of war, child trafficking, and refugees, with limited access to education.

The correct answer is C. Jayathma Wickramanayake was appointed the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth in June 2017. As a global advocate for youth, she works to ensure the participation of young people in issues that matter to them, giving them a voice at the UN and around the world. Championing the SDGs, she also brings the work of the UN closer to young people around the world.

The correct answer is C. Jayathma Wickramanayake was appointed the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth in June 2017. As a global advocate for youth, she works to ensure the participation of young people in issues that matter to them, giving them a voice at the UN and around the world. Championing the SDGs, she also brings the work of the UN closer to young people around the world.

Correct! Jayathma Wickramanayake was appointed the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth in June 2017. As a global advocate for youth, she works to ensure the participation of young people in issues that matter to them, giving them a voice at the UN and around the world. Championing the SDGs, she also brings the work of the UN closer to young people around the world.

The correct answer is A. The DESA Focal Point on Youth aims to build an awareness of the global situation of young people, as well as promote their rights and aspirations. The Focal Point also works towards greater participation of young people in decision-making as a means of achieving peace and development. The Youth Focal Point is part of the Social Integration Branch, which falls within the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in the United Nations Secretariat. The mandate of the Focal Point on Youth has been set up to: enhance awareness of the global situation of youth and increase recognition of the rights and aspirations of youth; promote national youth policies, national youth coordinating mechanisms and national youth programmes of action as integral parts of social and economic development, in cooperation with both governmental and non-governmental organizations; and strengthen the participation of youth in decision-making processes at all levels in order to increase their impact on national development and international cooperation.

 

The correct answer is A. The DESA Focal Point on Youth aims to build an awareness of the global situation of young people, as well as promote their rights and aspirations. The Focal Point also works towards greater participation of young people in decision-making as a means of achieving peace and development. The Youth Focal Point is part of the Social Integration Branch, which falls within the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in the United Nations Secretariat. The mandate of the Focal Point on Youth has been set up to: enhance awareness of the global situation of youth and increase recognition of the rights and aspirations of youth; promote national youth policies, national youth coordinating mechanisms and national youth programmes of action as integral parts of social and economic development, in cooperation with both governmental and non-governmental organizations; and strengthen the participation of youth in decision-making processes at all levels in order to increase their impact on national development and international cooperation.

 

Correct! The DESA Focal Point on Youth aims to build an awareness of the global situation of young people, as well as promote their rights and aspirations. The Focal Point also works towards greater participation of young people in decision-making as a means of achieving peace and development. The Youth Focal Point is part of the Social Integration Branch, which falls within the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in the United Nations Secretariat. The mandate of the Focal Point on Youth has been set up to: enhance awareness of the global situation of youth and increase recognition of the rights and aspirations of youth; promote national youth policies, national youth coordinating mechanisms and national youth programmes of action as integral parts of social and economic development, in cooperation with both governmental and non-governmental organizations; and strengthen the participation of youth in decision-making processes at all levels in order to increase their impact on national development and international cooperation.

 

The correct answer is C. The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, to take place from 8 to 9 April 2019 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, will provide a platform for young leaders from around the world to engage in a dialogue among themselves and with United Nations Member States and to share ideas for advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and the Paris Climate Agreement. The Forum will serve as a unique space for young people to share their vision and elaborate their substantive contributions to United Nations upcoming meetings, including the 2019 ECOSOC Substantive Session, the 2019 high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) and the high-level events taking place on the margins of the opening of the opening of the General Assembly, including the Climate Summit, the High-level Meeting on Financing for Development and the SDG Summit.

 

The correct answer is C. The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, to take place from 8 to 9 April 2019 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, will provide a platform for young leaders from around the world to engage in a dialogue among themselves and with United Nations Member States and to share ideas for advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and the Paris Climate Agreement. The Forum will serve as a unique space for young people to share their vision and elaborate their substantive contributions to United Nations upcoming meetings, including the 2019 ECOSOC Substantive Session, the 2019 high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) and the high-level events taking place on the margins of the opening of the opening of the General Assembly, including the Climate Summit, the High-level Meeting on Financing for Development and the SDG Summit.

 

Correct! The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, to take place from 8 to 9 April 2019 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, will provide a platform for young leaders from around the world to engage in a dialogue among themselves and with United Nations Member States and to share ideas for advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and the Paris Climate Agreement. The Forum will serve as a unique space for young people to share their vision and elaborate their substantive contributions to United Nations upcoming meetings, including the 2019 ECOSOC Substantive Session, the 2019 high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) and the high-level events taking place on the margins of the opening of the opening of the General Assembly, including the Climate Summit, the High-level Meeting on Financing for Development and the SDG Summit.