Blog posts

Youths in Nigeria Trained in Renewable Energy Technologies and Green Entrepreneurship

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria, conducted hands-on training in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, green entrepreneurship and enterprise development for 125 selected youths drawn from 26 States across the Nigeria in Abuja in December.

The training, organised in collaboration with the Office of the Senior […]

17 January 2017|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

Secretary-General-designate António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly on taking the oath of office

New York, USA, 12 December 2016
Thank you very much for all your kind words. I am deeply honoured by the trust and confidence Member States have placed in me, and determined to be guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter.

First of all, I would like to pay tribute to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Secretary-General, […]

12 January 2017|Blog|

YouthStart: Youth Economic Opportunity Ecosystem Analysis Country Report on Mozambique

Check out YouthStart report here:

YouthStart Global is a global programme funded by UN Capital Development Fund and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)


This report is a synthesis of an assessment undertaken on the current landscape of economic opportunities and challenges for youth in Mozambique and the existing interventions to address these […]

11 January 2016|Blog|

#Generation2030 Torchbearers for the SDGs


#Generation2030 Torchbearers for the SDGs

14 September 2015|Blog|

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova at Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

On 21 August, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, participated in the opening session of the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security, hosted by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, moderated by Mr Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary General Envoy on Youth.

The Director-General highlighted the […]

24 August 2015|Blog, News for Youth, News Stories|

Secretary-General Twitter Chat on 24 August 17:30 GMT+1

Join in on Monday, August 24th from 17:30 to 18:00 GMT+1 as the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon talks to youth leaders in Nigeria about development and their role in shaping a better future for all.
The goals of the event will be to:

Promote the sustainable development goals and increase momentum and ownership in Nigeria
Produce and communicate […]

24 August 2015|Blog, Opportunities for Youth|

Day 2 at the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

The Global Youth Forum on Youth, Peace and Security held its second and last day of sessions on Saturday 22 August in Amman, Jordan where young peacebuilders gathered at King”s Academy.

Highlights of Day 2 included inspiring stories from youth advocates working to combat hate and extremism for peace and security, the adoption of the historic […]

23 August 2015|Blog, Envoy’s news|

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|