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A Message from the United Nations on the International Day of the Girl Child

The 2014 theme of the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October, is Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence.

On this occasion, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has published a statement outlining his support for the empowerment of young women to prevent violence:

“All over the world, an alarming number of adolescent girls […]

10 October 2014|Envoy’s news|

Youth Envoy participates in youth employment events during annual IMF-World Bank meetings in Washington, DC

On 8 October 2014, during the Annual IMF-World Bank meetings in Washington DC, the UN Youth Envoy  participated in several events at the World Bank.

The UN Youth Envoy, Ahmad Alhendawi participated in the public launch of the Solutions for Youth Employment Coalition at the World Bank, a global coalition that acts to address the pervasive challenges […]

9 October 2014|Blog, Envoy’s news|

Youth Envoy interview with UN Radio about the “Real shabab” of #Somalia

In Somalia the real “shabab”, which means “youth” in Arabic, are the young people who are working to rebuild their country, not the Al Shabaab “radical extremist group”.

That’s the view of Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth who recently visited Somalia to reaffirm the support of the United Nations to youth development in […]

8 October 2014|Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy proud partner of 2nd Annual World Bank Group Youth Summit

The theme of the second annual World Bank Group Youth Summit taking place on the eve of the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings was “The Need for Open and Responsive Governments.” The Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth was proud to collaborate on this initiative that brought together high-level plenary sessions and tailored workshops […]

7 October 2014|Envoy’s news|

‘Young people in Somalia have potential to become drivers for peace and stability” says Youth Envoy on official visit to Somalia

On September 30 to October 1, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi visited Somalia to reiterate his unwavering commitment to empowering young people to participate in development and peace processes.

“Young people in Somalia have paid the highest price of conflict and instability,” said Mr. Alhendawi. “I have witnessed the challenges first-hand, […]

5 October 2014|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

World Youth Cafe breakfast explores how to galvanize commitment of leaders and youth to expand opportunities for young people in post-2015 agenda

On 25 September 2014, the Office of the UN Envoy on Youth hosted a World Youth Café Breakfast in partnership with The Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN and UNFPA. The theme was, Young People in the Post-2015 Agenda: A Commitment for Present and Future Generations.

The breakfast brought together special […]

5 October 2014|Blog, Envoy’s news|

UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, visits Mogadishu, Somalia to reaffirm UN support for new youth development projects

Mogadishu, 1 October 2014: The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi visited Somalia to reaffirm the support of the United Nations to youth development in Somalia. During the mission, Mr. Alhendawi met with high level government officials and youth organizations to reiterate the support of the UN in developing the National Youth […]

1 October 2014|Envoy’s news|

UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth’s speech at launch of #HeForShe

Excellencies, Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon,
President Sam Kutesa, President of the General Assembly,
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN women,
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson,
Mr. Kiefer Sutherland

Ladies and gentlemen –

I honestly have to say, this is one of the most exciting events I have attended—on a Saturday in the UN…
I’m so honoured […]

29 September 2014|Envoy’s news, Speeches on Youth|

Public space is a human right, says Youth Envoy

In a side panel on “Harnessing the Potential of Public Space for Women and Youth” organized by UN Women, in collaboration with UN-Habitat, on September 18 at the United Nations Headquarters, the panel sought to enhance awareness and consensus on key priority areas of women and youth in public space that should be integral to […]

29 September 2014|Envoy’s news|

Youth a priority emphasized by UN Senior Officials in the Post-2015 High Level stocktaking meeting

‘Youth’ was a clear theme echoed by UN Senior officials at the High-level stocktaking event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda that took place 11 September 2014.

Remarks by the Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, President of the General Assembly, Ambassador John W. Ashe, and President of the Economic and Social Council, Ambassador Martin Sajdik all emphasised the […]

15 September 2014|Envoy’s news|