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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 3 February 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 spearheaded […]

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|

UN Youth Envoy meets Student Delegation from Mexico at UN Headquarters

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth welcomed 100 students from Mexico to the United Nations Headquarters earlier today to talk about Youth Participation and Democracy. The students came in as a part of Red por el Desarrollo Integral de la Juventud (REDIJ) project, the Colegio de la Globalizacion, that aims to provide students with fundamental […]

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

UN Secretary-General noted youth for UN Priorities in 2015.

In his remarks at the General Assembly on the United Nations priorities for the year ahead, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted youth saying:
“I welcome the President of the General Assembly’s decision to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth. My Envoy on Youth continues his efforts to bring the […]

9 January 2015|Envoy’s news|

‘7 million voices’ weigh in on future development agenda in UN survey

UN News Centre – A special report detailing the global results of the “MY World” survey was launched at United Nations Headquarters on Friday in a special ceremony hosted by the UN Millennium Campaign and the Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Youth Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi.

The We the Peoples: Celebrating 7 Million Voices report presents the global […]

16 December 2014|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|