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[Huffington Post Interview] #YouthNow: My Stroll with Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth

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The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is an opportunity to recognize the potential of sport to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Sport can foster peace and contribute to an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding at the local, national and international levels.

Based on its intrinsic values such as teamwork, […]

6 April 2015|Envoy’s news|

President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, to host a High Level Event of the General Assembly to mark the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth

The 69th President of the General Assembly, H.E. Sam Kutesa announced his plan to host a High-level Event of the General Assembly to mark the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) on 29 May 2015.

The High-level event, which will be organised in coordination with the Office of the United Nations […]

1 April 2015|Envoy’s news|

International Day of Happiness Twitter Chat on Youth and Happiness

On March 20th, International Day of Happiness, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and the United Nations Foundation invited everyone to a special Twitter chat on Youth, Innovation and Happiness using the #YouthNow and #HappyDay.

The moderator @plus_socialgood raised some crucial questions for young people such as why are young people essential for a happy planet? And what […]

24 March 2015|Envoy’s news|

Pharrell brings “Happy” message on climate change to the United Nations

About 1,200 middle school children trudged through the latest snow storm to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday evening to hear hip hop singer and producer Pharrell Williams talk about climate change.
The United Nations sponsored the event, along the United Nations Foundation and MixRadio, to celebrate International Day of Happiness, established by the world […]

23 March 2015|Envoy’s news|

On disaster resilience, ‘we must listen to those who know their communities’ says UNICEF Director General Anthony Lake

Children and youth are a major part of community-level responses to disasters and must play an important role in risk reduction, United Nations officials said today in Sendai, Japan, with the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) challenging a gathering of youth representatives to demand that they be involved in processes that impact them.

“We […]

17 March 2015|Envoy’s news|

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|

At International Student Event, Secretary-General Assigns ‘Lifelong’ Homework: Be Passionate Global Citizens, Ensuring a Better World for All

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the thirty-ninth annual United Nations International School (UNIS) International Student Conference: “Sustainability: Balancing People, Planet and Profit”, in New York:

Welcome to the United Nations!  It is a great pleasure to welcome all of you to the United Nations.  In fact, this morning looking out the window at […]

13 March 2015|Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy delivers opening remarks at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

On 14 March 2014, the UN Youth Envoy, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, delivers keynote remarks at the opening of the Children and Youth Forum of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR).

Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, taking place in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan from 14 to 18 […]

13 March 2015|Envoy’s news|

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|

In the Occupied Palestinian Territories the UN Youth Envoy called for scaling up investment in youth

In March 2015, the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi visited the Occupied Palestinian Territory on an official visit to meet with Palestinian government and youth representatives. The mission aimed to shed light on youth development challenges and opportunities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and to reiterate the commitment of the United Nations […]

10 March 2015|Envoy’s news|