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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|

In Review: UN Youth Envoy’s journal of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly

Here are some behind-the-scenes photos of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly:

The flags of all nations

President Obama at his arrival in New York to address the General Assembly

President Obama addressing the Climate Summit

The Twitter wall at the Climate Summit – tweets on climate change were projected onto the wall outside of […]

29 September 2014|Blog|

In Review: UN Youth Envoy’s journal of beginning of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly

Last week marked the start of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly. As heads of state, governments and global leaders gather in New York City, the post-2015 development agenda is top the official agenda this year.

We have been off to a busy and fully engaged start. Here are some highlights of the […]

29 September 2014|Blog|

There’s No Planet B for Youth

The time has come for us to develop new and sustainable methods to maintain our economy while managing our resources responsibly. We have come to the realization that climate change is one of the most important and influential topics in national and international agendas. Our social, economic, and political structures are directly correlated with the […]

15 September 2014|Blog|

Now Is the Time to Act on Climate Change

2 September 2014|Blog|

On World Meteorological Day, UN rallies youth to take on climate change

Seeking to increase awareness among young people about climate change and mobilize them as champions for action, the United Nations is marking this year’s World Meteorological Day with a call for more young people – especially women – to become meteorologists, a profession which makes a vital contribution to the safety and well-being of society.

“Weather […]

25 March 2014|Blog|