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The First Global Forum on Youth Policies starts in Baku with launch of 20th Anniversary commemorative logo of the World Programme of Action for Youth

The First Global Forum on Youth Policies started on October 27th with large participation from member states and youth. The Forum marked a special occasion with the largest gathering of youth ministers since Lisbon 1998. Currently, globally 122 countries have youth policies, with another 36 updating their youth policy. The First Global Forum on Youth […]

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

UN envoy leads call for action, resources to ensure meaningful role for youths in policy talks

(UN News Centre) 27 October 2014 – Meeting for the first time since arriving in Azerbaijan for the United Nations-backed Global Forum on Youth Policies, dozens of youth experts and activists today deliberated a “common narrative” that will best engage other stakeholders and help transform youth policy rhetoric into solid reality.

“We must take the conversation […]

28 October 2014|Envoy’s news|

UN Envoy on Youth hosts an International Stakeholders Meeting on Youth Policies in Baku, Azerbaijan

On October 28-30, 2014, the First Global Forum on Youth Policies (FGFYP), co-organized by the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, UNDP, UNESCO and the Council of Europe and hosted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The day preceding the Forum, […]

27 October 2014|Envoy’s news|

United Nations-backed forum: world”s youth to demand seat at policy table

(UN News Centre) 24 October 2014 – Set to kick-off next week in Azerbaijan”s capital of Baku, a United Nations-backed Global Forum on Youth Policies will, for the first time, amplify voices passionate about developing and implementing national policies tailored to the specific needs, aspirations and demands of today”s young people.

Spotlighting the significance of this […]

26 October 2014|Envoy’s news|

Envoy on Youth visit to Geneva to engage with young parliamentarians and the World Investment Forum

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Alhendawi arrived in Geneva, Switzerland, on 13 October for a series of bilateral meetings, and forums including the First IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians and the 2014 World Investment Forum.

Held on the eve of the 131st Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in Geneva, The 1st IPU Global Conference […]

17 October 2014|Blog, Envoy’s news|

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|