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UN Youth Envoy delivers opening remarks at the 2015 JCI Global Partnership Summit

New York, 30 July, 2015 – Yesterday the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, delivered opening remarks at the 2015 JCI Global Partnership Summit. This year’s summit, which also coincides with the 100th anniversary of the JCI, is organized with the support of the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth.  The event […]

30 July 2015|Envoy’s news|

In Uganda, Alhendawi underscores the importance of adopting the National Youth Policy

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, underscored in his recent visit to Uganda the importance of expediting the adoption of the country’s national youth policy. The Envoy joined by his special advisor, Mrs. Saskia Schellekens, held a series of meetings in Kampala with senior government officials and the UN country offices as […]

28 July 2015|Envoy’s news|

Youth Envoy co-convenes a High-Level Multi Stakeholder meeting on Somalia

22 July 2015, Nairobi – The United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, co-chaired a high-level meeting with Somali Government representatives and other stakeholders to discuss progress made in the development of the Somalia’s National Youth Policy since his last visit to Somalia in October 2014.

The meeting, which was organized by the UN […]

27 July 2015|Envoy’s news|

At the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Alhendawi announces plans for youth engagement in the SDGs

On his last stop in a multi-country mission in the East Africa region, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) co-hosted by the Governments of the United States and Kenya.

H.E. President Barack Obama of the U.S. and H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya opened the 6th annual Global […]

26 July 2015|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

A new momentum for stronger partnership with and for youth in Rwanda, highlights from the UN Youth Envoy visit to Rwanda

Last week, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, visited Rwanda in a joint mission with the UN-Habitat youth team, on a three-day mission that included meetings with high-level Government officials, the UN Country Team, as well as youth representatives aiming at getting first-hand information and assess the situation of youth in Rwanda.

In […]

25 July 2015|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

The UN Envoy on Youth welcomes the outcome of the Financing for Development Conference, calling for special financing for youth development

Last week the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, attended the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD), which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
“In Addis the world reached an important milestone with the adoption of this outcome document that will provide a compass for development financing for the Post-2015 Development Agenda” said […]

20 July 2015|Envoy’s news|

Investing in Youth and Ensuring Decent Jobs to Harness the Demographic Dividend on the occasion of the first-ever World Youth Skills Day

Yesterday, 15 July 2015, at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia a side event “Investing in Youth & Ensuring Decent Jobs to Harness the Demographic Dividend” took place to mark the first-ever World Youth Skills Day.

Convened by the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, and co-organized […]

16 July 2015|Envoy’s news|

First UN World Youth Skills Day celebrates importance of empowering young people

On the first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day, United Nations officials today declared that investing in developing the skills of young people can help build a more just and sustainable future for all and is one of the most important decisions any country can make.

While, overall, more young people have greater educational opportunities than […]

15 July 2015|Envoy’s news|

World Youth Skills Day 2015

In 2014, the UN General Assembly designated 15 July as World Youth Skills Day. World Youth Skills Day serves as an opportunity to highlight the importance of youth skills development. 

World Youth Skills Day underscores the need to support programming and initiatives that equip young people with tools and resources to enhance their ability to make […]

14 July 2015|Envoy’s news|

#YouthNow Campaign Recap

Thank you to youth around the world for making the ‪#‎YouthNow‬ campaign a success!

Since 2 February 2015, the #YouthNow campaign has: received 2 billion digital impressions, 19,000+ uses of the hashtag, 50+ offline events, many great conversations that lead to partnerships for change.

Keep the conversation going on youth and global development using the hashtag #YouthNow.

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13 July 2015|Envoy’s news|