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Youth Envoy Meets with Abraham Keita, 2015 Winner of International Children’s Peace Prize

Today the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, received Abraham M. Keita of Liberia, the 2015 winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize.

Abraham, 18, was awarded the prize for his role in demanding justice for child victims of violence and for campaigning for the Liberian Parliament to adopt children’s rights laws.

The Envoy congratulated Abraham on […]

31 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

On Nigeria Visit, UN Youth Envoy Encourages Development of Youth Policies, Endorses Campaign for Greater Youth Access to Political Participation

Visiting Nigeria from August 20-23, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi met with local youth organizations and government officials to discuss the UN’s program in the country and the development of a national youth policy.

One of the highlights of the visit saw the Envoy officially endorsing the #NotTooYoungToRun Campaign, a bill that seeks to […]

23 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy Encourages Russian Youth to Engage with the SDGs

The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi visited Russia from August 17-19 to attend the Terra Scientia International Youth Forum where he spoke as a special guest encouraging Russian and international youth to play an active role in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

During this visit, the Secretary-General’s Envoy met with Mikhail Shvydkoy, Special Presidential […]

19 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy on Official Visit to Nigeria

On Monday, August 22 the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth will begin an official visit to Nigeria where he is scheduled to meet with young people and government officials to discuss youth development and youth issues.

The Envoy will meet with Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, as well as officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the […]

19 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy Marks Youth Day in Brazil: Development Comes with Investing in Young People

Marking International Youth Day on the sidelines of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi said that in order for Brazil to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, its young people need to be included in the process and their rights need to be protected.

Brazil’s economic growth and sustainable development […]

17 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

Youth Envoy Delivers UN Secretary-General’s Message to 5,000 Scouts at Roverway

On August 10, 2016 the Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi delivered the UN Secretary-General’s message to 5,000 scouts gathered in Roverway, France. 

“I am pleased to send warm greetings to brother and sister Scouts gathered today at Roverway 2016 in France. Congratulations to the 5,000 young people taking part, and thank you to the organizers, volunteers and […]

10 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy Meets with UN Country Team and Youth Advisory Panel in Tunisia

On the last day of his visit to Tunisia, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi met with the UN Country Team in Tunisia represented by the heads of the different UN Agencies in the country.

The UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Mounir Tabet welcomed the Envoy and informed him about the progress achieved in the UN […]

5 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy Highlights Strategic Areas for Working with and for Libyan Youth

Concluding his visit to Tunisia with a special focus on Libya, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi was joined by the UN Resident Coordinator in Libya Ali Al-Zatari in highlighting three strategic areas the UN will focus on in working with and for Libyan youth.

The three areas of focus include: enhancing youth participation in […]

4 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

Alhendawi Meets Young Libyans, Discusses Their Role in Promoting Peace and Security

On 3 August 2016, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi began a two-day visit to Tunisia to assess young people’s engagement in peacebuilding and development efforts in both Libya and Tunisia.

As part of the Libya-focused leg of the visit, the Youth Envoy met with the leadership of the UN Support Mission in Libya […]

3 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy Attends UNCTAD Youth Forum in Nairobi

Beginning July 19, the UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi will be travelling to Nairobi, Kenya to take part in the UNCTAD Youth Forum (July 19-22). The Youth Forum comes within the context of the UNCTAD 14 conference that is taking place from July 17-22 and gathering world leaders from the public and private sectors, academia […]

19 July 2016|Envoy’s news|