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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|

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|