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Japan Youth Can Make Difference with New Voting Rights: UN Envoy

From Kyodo News

As an upper house election in Japan draws near with more than 2 million new 18- and 19-year-old voters eligible to go to the polls Sunday, the UN Youth Envoy said he is excited about the potential of Japan’s youth as they exercise their right to vote in a national poll for the […]

7 July 2016|Envoy’s news|

In Singapore, UN Youth Envoy Stresses Role of Digital Innovation for Achieving the SDGs

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2016 World Summit Awards on Social Innovation in Singapore on June 29, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi urged world leaders, entrepreneurs and youth activists to harness the power of digital innovation to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and ensure lasting social change.

Alhendawi, who opened […]

29 June 2016|Envoy’s news|

UN Envoy on Youth Travels to Singapore

On June 28, the UN Envoy on Youth will arrive in Singapore to attend the World Summit Awards Social Innovation Congress, which will run from June 29 to July 2. On Wednesday, June 29, Mr. Alhendawy will deliver his opening address at the Congress. The theme of the Congress is “Making Sustainable Impact Through Social […]

27 June 2016|Envoy’s news|

Youth Envoy Welcomes Colombia Landmark Agreement, Praises Key Role Played by Young People

Statement attributable to the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi

It is with great admiration that I welcome today’s signing in Havana of the landmark bilateral ceasefire agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP. This historic agreement is an important step forward for Colombia and its people.

I would like to convey my deepest congratulations […]

23 June 2016|Envoy’s news|

Youth in Development are Agents of Change: Global Youth Forum 2016

From World Bank

 16 June 2016- From June 13-15, the Global Youth Forum 2016 gathered more than 150 partners and representatives from the public and private sectors, civil society, and young people themselves, to exchange new and innovative ideas, and to support the actions of the global community. The forum was designed around open discussions, based […]

16 June 2016|Envoy’s news|

New Youth Compact to Reshape Humanitarian Work

New Youth Compact to reshape humanitarian work signed at the World Humanitarian Summit

The first World Humanitarian Summit convened by UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon and hosted by the Government of Turkey, which took place on 23-24 May 2016 in Istanbul, saw a strong emphasis on the urgent need to address the needs and safeguard the […]

26 May 2016|Envoy’s news|

Hope for Young Central African Peace Builders

On May 20, a 90 minute helicopter ride from Bangui, Ahmad Alhendawi was welcomed in Kaga Bandoro  by the chief  officer of MINUSCA and the Prefect of Kaga Bandoro. The Envoy on Youth was  accompanied straight to the field to visit the “Youth at Risk” initiative, supported by  UNDP and MINUSCA, to help high-risk youth […]

23 May 2016|Envoy’s news|

Envoy on Youth addresses UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Youth Session

On May 11 2016, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, addressed the Youth Session of 15th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on the topic on self-harm and suicide.


Mr. Chair, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends

It is a pleasure and an honour to address you today at the Youth Session of […]

11 May 2016|Envoy’s news|

Youth Envoy Presents Progress Report of his Office; Major Gains for Youth despite Challenges

May 2, 2016

 The Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth (OSGEY) has released  a progress report covering the work and achievements of the Office during the period February 2013 to February 2016. 

The report summarizes the progress made by OSGEY since its establishment towards implementing the Office’s work-plan. The work-plan corresponds to the growing need for […]

4 May 2016|Envoy’s news|

Alhendawi at UNAOC Global Forum in Baku: Young people want to craft new “narrative” for society

From UN Radio

The Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab takes its name from the Arabic word for “youth,” but young people there have been urged to reclaim the word by a UN official who also happens to be one of their peers.

UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi says this is just one way young people can craft “their […]

26 April 2016|Envoy’s news|