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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|

UN Youth Envoy visits with Entrepreneurship Sector in Israel

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 […]

10 March 2015|Envoy’s news|

‘What’s lacking, above all, is work’! UN Youth Envoy’s interview for Akzente magazine

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 […]

9 March 2015|Envoy’s news|

SG launches #YouthNow campaign in commemoration of World Programme of Action for Youth

On 2 January 2015, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon launched #YouthNow campaign commemorating the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) during his opening remarks at the annual Economic and Social Council’s Youth Forum, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

“I am delighted to officially launch the WPAY+20 campaign commemorating the 20th Anniversary, being […]

3 February 2015|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

The UN Youth Envoy, UNESCO and UNDP met in Paris, 20-21 January 2015

The Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, UNESCO and UNDP met in Paris on 20-21 January 2015 to hold initial discussions on the establishment of a global initiative on youth policies, which is called for in the Baku commitment on youth policies. The Baku Commitment is the result of the First Global Forum […]

26 January 2015|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

Youth Envoy presents Arab Youth volunteering awards at MBC Hope Award Ceremony in Dubai

On 18 January 2015, the United Nations Secretary- General’s Special Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, participated in the MBC Hope award ceremony hosted by United Nations Volunteer Program (UNV) and MBC Group in Dubai, UAE.

The second annual MBC Hope Awards Ceremony honored the “Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future” project and MBC Hope’s […]

20 January 2015|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

2014 in Review

2014 was a busy and productive year for the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, and our Office. Alhendawi visited over 24 countries to meet with senior government officials, youth groups, delegations and United Nations country teams. Additionally, the Office of the Secretary-Generals’s Envoy on Youth hosted and co-organized some critical events.
Here are some highlights of […]

15 January 2015|Envoy’s news|