Blog posts

Vote your representative for the 2015-2017 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

Are you between 16 and 32 years old? Do you want to help integrating the views of urban youth into the UN-Habitat urban strategy and work programme?

UN-Habitat is now inviting you to vote for your representative for the 2015-2017 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board.

The Youth Advisory Board is a youth consultative body that advises UN-Habitat on strategies to engage […]

3 August 2015|Blog, Opportunities for Youth|

High-Level Event of the President of the General Assembly marking the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth to highlight Youth Priorities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

May 29th 2015
General Assembly Hall, United Nations Headquarters, New York
The High-Level Event of the General Assembly marks the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action on Youth (WPAY) and offers an important opportunity for Member States and other relevant stakeholders to take stock of progress made in its implementation, identify the gaps and challenges ahead […]

25 March 2015|Blog|

UN Youth Envoy engages with youth at World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan

During the opening and closing remarks of the Children and Youth Forum of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Alhendawi emphasized the importance of the role of young people as critical players in disaster response.

200 children and youth from around the World were invited to participate in the discussion around the implication of young […]

13 March 2015|Blog, Envoy’s news|

Apply for a Youth Scholarship to attend the Women Deliver 2016 Conference!

Are you working to advance the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women in their community and around the world? Are you in your twenties? 

Apply for a Youth Scholarship to attend the Women Deliver 2016 Conference in Copenhagen from the 16th to the 19th of May.

This opportunity includes:

 A scholarship to attend the Women Deliver 2016 Conference on […]

11 March 2015|Blog, Opportunities for Youth|

Office of UN Youth Envoy joins the March for Gender Equality

The Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth was proud to participate in the March for Gender Equality and Women’s Rights on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2015, in New York City.

The walk, organized by UN Women was an historic moment in uniting people of all backgrounds to advocate for a 50-50 Planet by 2030.

Women’s […]

11 March 2015|Blog, Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy joins UN Millennium Campaign at a launch event of “We the Peoples – Celebrating 7 Million Voices”

On 12 December 2014, The UN Millennium Campaign partnered with the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth for a special celebration event to present We the Peoples – Celebrating 7 Million Voices, a special report detailing the global results of the MY World survey for a better world.

The major report tells the story behind […]

15 December 2014|Blog, Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

Join a global community in celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!

In 1950, the United Nations General Assembly declared 10 December to be the International Human Rights Day. This day marks the day commemorating the date on which the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaiming its principles as the “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.”

This year, the […]

9 December 2014|Blog, Opportunities for Youth|

Envoy on Youth visit to Geneva to engage with young parliamentarians and the World Investment Forum

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Alhendawi arrived in Geneva, Switzerland, on 13 October for a series of bilateral meetings, and forums including the First IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians and the 2014 World Investment Forum.

Held on the eve of the 131st Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in Geneva, The 1st IPU Global Conference […]

17 October 2014|Blog, Envoy’s news|

Youth Envoy participates in youth employment events during annual IMF-World Bank meetings in Washington, DC

On 8 October 2014, during the Annual IMF-World Bank meetings in Washington DC, the UN Youth Envoy  participated in several events at the World Bank.

The UN Youth Envoy, Ahmad Alhendawi participated in the public launch of the Solutions for Youth Employment Coalition at the World Bank, a global coalition that acts to address the pervasive challenges […]

9 October 2014|Blog, Envoy’s news|

World Youth Cafe breakfast explores how to galvanize commitment of leaders and youth to expand opportunities for young people in post-2015 agenda

On 25 September 2014, the Office of the UN Envoy on Youth hosted a World Youth Café Breakfast in partnership with The Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN and UNFPA. The theme was, Young People in the Post-2015 Agenda: A Commitment for Present and Future Generations.

The breakfast brought together special […]

5 October 2014|Blog, Envoy’s news|