On the occasion of the fifth annual Global Generation Awards ceremony, organised by the Millennium Campus Network Saturday 2 November, the UN Secretary-General”s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi was recognized for his efforts in bringing the voices and issues of young people to the UN. The national, Boston-based non-profit works to bring US campus organisations together to help make the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) more effective and sustainable, whereas the awards honour global partnerships in development, specifically individuals who work with communities around the world for more effective ethical and sustainable development.
Speaking during the closing plenary of the Millennium Campus Conference, Alhendawi addressed over 1,000 students and educators from 100 universities in Boston, Massachusetts, on democracy, adequate employment, and education as precursors to a sustainable future for all. The panel also featured, among others, designer Kenneth Cole, Carrie Hessler-Radelet Head of the Peace Corps, and Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, Founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning. “Let’s put people at the centre of the next development approach,” concluded the Envoy.