‘Envoy’s news’ sub-category of News
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
This week, the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi visited Israel on an official mission to meet with youth and shed light on youth development challenges and opportunities.
During his first official visit to Israel, Alhendawi had the chance to meet with young entrepreneurs and learn about the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Israel.
Alhendawi visited […]
You are the Envoy of some 1.8 billion young people around the world. That sounds like a massive responsibility. How do you manage to represent this diverse group in a fair manner?
Being the Envoy of the largest generation of young people ever is indeed a great responsibility. I do not claim to represent all of […]