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Global Goals Can ‘Propel Us Towards A Better Future For All On A Healthy Planet,’ Ban Says On UN Day

24 October 2016 – In his last United Nations Day message as Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon […]


Skills Training at School Opens Door to Better Work for Students in Zambia

School leavers and secondary school students in southern Zambia have benefited from a UNESCO project […]


FAO, NEPAD Team Up to Boost Rural Youth Employment in Benin, Cameroon, Malawi and Niger

Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) have joined […]


New UNIDO Project Supports Employment and Entrepreneurship for Ethiopia’s Women and Youth

Earlier this month, the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) launched the Youth and Women Entrepreneurship Promotion […]

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Office of the Youth Envoy at 2016 UNV Partnerships Forum in Bonn

On October 13-14, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth took part in the […]

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Nine Wins for Young People at the 71st UN General Assembly

Last month, hundreds of heads of state, delegates, and governments from all over the world […]


Ensuring the Health and Wellbeing of Adolescents in Cities: Habitat 3 Side Event

On October 17, on the sidelines of the Habitat 3 conference in Quito, Ecuador, the […]

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Day of The Girl Child: Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised […]

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How World Leaders Brought Youth to the 71st UN General Assembly

During the High-Level Segment of the 71st UN General Assembly, an unprecedented number of world […]


Putting Condoms on the Fast-Track as an Efficient and Cost-effective HIV Prevention Method

The UNAIDS Prevention gap report shows that HIV prevention efforts must be reinvigorated if the world is […]


Youth Envoy Visits Italy, Speaks at ‘We Free Days’, Meets Youth Groups

October 11, 2016 – Today the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, took part […]

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Youth Envoy Welcomes Colombia Peace Deal, Acknowledges Role of Youth

Statement attributable to the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi I congratulate the Colombian […]

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Human Rights Council Appoints Alhendawi as Co-Chair of Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law

Geneva, September 14, 2016 – The Human Rights Council has announced the appointment of the […]

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Youth Envoy Meets with Abraham Keita, 2015 Winner of International Children’s Peace Prize

Today the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, received Abraham M. Keita of Liberia, the […]

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On Nigeria Visit, UN Youth Envoy Encourages Development of Youth Policies, Endorses Campaign for Greater Youth Access to Political Participation

Visiting Nigeria from August 20-23, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi met with local […]

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UN Youth Envoy Encourages Russian Youth to Engage with the SDGs

The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi visited Russia from August 17-19 to attend the […]

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UN Youth Envoy on Official Visit to Nigeria

On Monday, August 22 the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth will begin an official visit to […]

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UN Youth Envoy Marks Youth Day in Brazil: Development Comes with Investing in Young People

Marking International Youth Day on the sidelines of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the […]

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Youth Envoy Delivers UN Secretary-General’s Message to 5,000 Scouts at Roverway

On August 10, 2016 the Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi delivered the UN Secretary-General’s message to […]

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UN Youth Envoy Meets with UN Country Team and Youth Advisory Panel in Tunisia

On the last day of his visit to Tunisia, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad […]

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CALL for Applications: Arab States Regional Workshop on Peacebuilding

(Click here for Arabic version) Are you between 15 and 35 years old and from the […]

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WFUNA Youth Seminar: Kuala Lumpur

The World Federation of United Nations Association (WFUNA), in partnership with the United Nations Association of Malaysia, will […]

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#URBANHACK: An Urban Art Hack

What’s the big deal about urbanization? Everyone knows why we should care about climate change.  […]

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UN Global Compact and PRME Announce Student Engagement Platform to Support the SDGs

New York  — The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), an initiative of the UN Global Compact, […]


Airbus and UNESCO Invite Students Worldwide to Innovate for The Future of Aviation

  From UNESCO The first round of Airbus’ global student competition, Fly Your Ideas, was launched […]


Pathways to Zero Hunger – UNGA Side Event

On September 22, 2016, join us for an important conversation about achieving Zero Hunger and the […]

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WFUNA Young Leader of the Year

From WFUNA WFUNA supports and encourages youth engagement and participation in the United Nations Associations […]

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Give Your Input Towards a SUD Action Plan for Universities

From UN Habitat UN-Habitat UNI together with HESI (the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative) are in the […]

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International Youth Day Photo Contest “Sustainable Food: Youth Leading the Way”

International Youth Day Photo Contest “Sustainable Food: Youth Leading the Way” August 12 is International […]

UNESCO MGIEP Conference of Prevention of Violent Extremism Through Education

From UNESCO MGIEP UNESCO MGIEP is looking for 50 dynamic young people from around the […]

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