‘Envoy’s news’ sub-category of News
This year’s ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) took place from 19 – 21 June in New York, with the theme of “Restoring humanity, respecting human dignity and leaving no one behind: working together to reduce people’s humanitarian need, risk, and vulnerability.” Below you can read about some of the highlights:
MONDAY – Youth Pre-Event
On 18 June […]
On 14 March 2018, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth organized a high-level side event during the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event brought together representatives from the Member States, civil society organizations, and young people. The dialogue focused on the implementation of the […]
Multi-Country Mission of the UN Envoy on Youth in Africa – Meeting and Listening to Young People Where They Are
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, undertook a multi-country official mission to Africa to meet with and listen to young people on the ground. The purpose of the mission was to learn first-hand about the issues and challenges young people face and champion investments in youth development.
The mission, which was graciously supported […]
18 December 2017 – Welcoming the launch of a national policy for young people in Somalia, the United Nations Youth Envoy expressed hope that with the new policy, young Somalis will be able to contribute to peacebuilding efforts in the country.
“I want to congratulate the Federal Government of Somalia, the federal member states, the UN and all […]
New York, 20 June 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka as his next Envoy on Youth. She will succeed Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for his dedicated service in addressing the needs and rights of young people, bringing the work of the United Nations […]
As Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi brings to a close his tenure as the first-ever Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, a position he held since January 2013, see below some of the highlights of his last week at the United Nations.
Mr. Alhendawi’s last week at the United Nations was kicked off with the official opening of the 2017 […]
10 February 2017 – In his second term in office, former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon established the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, subsequently appointing Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan as his first-ever Envoy on Youth – the youngest senior official in the history of the Organization.
“I think with my appointment, the United […]
Moderator: Ms. Carolina Medina, Co-Founder, Agruppa, and Young Leader for the SDGs
Speaker: Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth
Watch here: http://webtv.un.org/watch/in-conversation-the-un-secretary-general%E2%80%99s-envoy-on-youth-digital-media-zone-ecosoc-youth-forum-2017/5305094432001
Watch Ahmad Alhendawi”s opening remarks at the 2017 United Nations Economic & Social Council Youth Forum
Watch here: http://webtv.un.org/watch/ahmad-alhendawi-un-envoy-on-youth-opening-of-the-youth-forum-2017-ecosoc-youth-forum-2017
Today, as we commemorate World AIDS Day, I would like to draw attention to the importance of addressing young people’s specific needs in the fight to end AIDS by 2030.
While the HIV response has made considerable progress in reducing new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths, serious gaps remain, and young people still carry a heavy […]