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Youth Envoy Welcomes Colombia Landmark Agreement, Praises Key Role Played by Young People

Statement attributable to the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi

It is with great admiration that I welcome today’s signing in Havana of the landmark bilateral ceasefire agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP. This historic agreement is an important step forward for Colombia and its people.

I would like to convey my deepest congratulations […]

23 June 2016|Envoy’s news|

Youth in Development are Agents of Change: Global Youth Forum 2016

From World Bank

 16 June 2016- From June 13-15, the Global Youth Forum 2016 gathered more than 150 partners and representatives from the public and private sectors, civil society, and young people themselves, to exchange new and innovative ideas, and to support the actions of the global community. The forum was designed around open discussions, based […]

16 June 2016|Envoy’s news|

New Youth Compact to Reshape Humanitarian Work

New Youth Compact to reshape humanitarian work signed at the World Humanitarian Summit

The first World Humanitarian Summit convened by UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon and hosted by the Government of Turkey, which took place on 23-24 May 2016 in Istanbul, saw a strong emphasis on the urgent need to address the needs and safeguard the […]

26 May 2016|Envoy’s news|

Hope for Young Central African Peace Builders

On May 20, a 90 minute helicopter ride from Bangui, Ahmad Alhendawi was welcomed in Kaga Bandoro  by the chief  officer of MINUSCA and the Prefect of Kaga Bandoro. The Envoy on Youth was  accompanied straight to the field to visit the “Youth at Risk” initiative, supported by  UNDP and MINUSCA, to help high-risk youth […]

23 May 2016|Envoy’s news|

Envoy on Youth addresses UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Youth Session

On May 11 2016, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, addressed the Youth Session of 15th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on the topic on self-harm and suicide.


Mr. Chair, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends

It is a pleasure and an honour to address you today at the Youth Session of […]

11 May 2016|Envoy’s news|

Youth Envoy Presents Progress Report of his Office; Major Gains for Youth despite Challenges

May 2, 2016

 The Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth (OSGEY) has released  a progress report covering the work and achievements of the Office during the period February 2013 to February 2016. 

The report summarizes the progress made by OSGEY since its establishment towards implementing the Office’s work-plan. The work-plan corresponds to the growing need for […]

4 May 2016|Envoy’s news|

Alhendawi at UNAOC Global Forum in Baku: Young people want to craft new “narrative” for society

From UN Radio

The Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab takes its name from the Arabic word for “youth,” but young people there have been urged to reclaim the word by a UN official who also happens to be one of their peers.

UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi says this is just one way young people can craft “their […]

26 April 2016|Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy welcomes DFID’s announcement to prioritize youth development

19 April 2016 – The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, welcomed in a statement the new Youth Agenda of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), which aims at putting young people at the heart of its operations. Launched on 11 April, 2016, the Youth Agenda outlines a new commitment from DFID to placing […]

19 April 2016|Envoy’s news|

At the end of unprecedented visit, UN and China to Elevate the Collaboration on Youth Development

16 April 2016 – After a full programme that included stops in Beijing, Shandong Province and Shanghai, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi and a delegation of UN youth experts, concluded a successful five-day visit to China. The delegation’s unprecedented visit marks a new era for the UN collaboration with China to advance youth […]

17 April 2016|Envoy’s news|

In Beijing, the UN System delegation on youth highlights the centrality of youth development

13 April 2016 – The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, together with a delegation of youth experts from several different agencies, began a visit to China, the first visit of its kind that brings a joint UN delegation with a focus on youth development in a country.

The visit commenced with a […]

14 April 2016|Envoy’s news|