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Message on World AIDS Day 2016: Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi

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 […]

1 December 2016|Envoy’s news|

First Human Rights Forum Focuses on Role of Youth in Public Decision-Making

Hundreds of youth activists, representatives from youth organizations, UN and government officials gathered at the United Nations Office in Geneva on November 21-22 to attend the first-ever Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law.

It is often said that the younger generation is disengaged from politics. We disagree. https://t.co/ziACERhFDy #youthdecide #ForumHRDem pic.twitter.com/Irdlhz9s25
— UN […]

25 November 2016|Envoy’s news|

Alhendawi Announces Departure From His Position, Set to Join the World Organization of the Scout Movement as Secretary-General

The Secretary-General”s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, announced today that he will be leaving the United Nations in mid-February 2017. He will have completed four years as the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. Mr. Alhendawi will be joining the World Organization of the Scout Movement as its Secretary-General and will take up his position on […]

15 November 2016|Envoy’s news|

Alhendawi at COP22 in Marrakech to Highlight Role of Youth Taking Climate Action

Young people and activists from across the world have gathered at the UN Climate Change Conference COP22 in Marrakech to highlight youth’s important contributions to climate action.
Beginning November 9, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, joined the various events emphasizing the role of young people in taking climate action and achieving sustainable development.

Like every […]

11 November 2016|Envoy’s news|

On UAE Visit, Alhendawi Underscores Need to Invest in Arab Youth

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth has just concluded a visit to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, where he met with youth leaders and government officials to discuss the state of youth empowerment in the MENA region.
On November 6, Alhendawi took part in the third annual “MBC Hope” Awards Ceremony, hosted by the MBC Group. The […]

8 November 2016|Envoy’s news|

Expert Group Meeting Discusses State of Youth in the SDGs

On November 1, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, UNFPA and UNDP convened an all-day expert-level meeting on Measuring the State of Youth in the SDGs: Tracking Global Indicators Relevant to Youth Development and Well-being.
The 35 experts from 18 different agencies and organizations, as well as representatives of youth organizations, all made a […]

3 November 2016|Envoy’s news|

UNAOC and IOM Ceremony Announces Winners of PLURAL + 2016 Youth Video Festival on Migration

New York – The UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) hosted on October 27 the Awards Ceremony of the PLURAL + 2016 Youth Video Festival on Migration, Diversity and Social Inclusion, celebrating the winners of this year’s video competition.

PLURAL + is a youth-produced festival that encourages young people to […]

28 October 2016|Envoy’s news|

Youth Envoy Visits Italy, Speaks at ‘We Free Days’, Meets Youth Groups

October 11, 2016 – Today the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, took part in the We Free Days international conference in Rimini, Italy, kicking off the event with a keynote speech on the issue of drug use among young people.

 

A yearly event joined by 2,500 young participants from all over Italy and […]

11 October 2016|Envoy’s news|

Youth Envoy Welcomes Colombia Peace Deal, Acknowledges Role of Youth

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

I congratulate the Colombian people on the signing by the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People”s Army (FARC-EP) of a peace deal that ends more than 50 years of conflict. This is a historic moment for the people of Colombia. This […]

26 September 2016|Envoy’s news|

Human Rights Council Appoints Alhendawi as Co-Chair of Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law

Geneva, September 14, 2016 – The Human Rights Council has announced the appointment of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, as the co-chair of the Council’s first Forum on Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law that will take place in Geneva. The Forum will be convened for the first time on […]

14 September 2016|Envoy’s news|