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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|

Youth Envoy Delivers UN Secretary-General’s Message to 5,000 Scouts at Roverway

On August 10, 2016 the Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi delivered the UN Secretary-General’s message to 5,000 scouts gathered in Roverway, France. 

“I am pleased to send warm greetings to brother and sister Scouts gathered today at Roverway 2016 in France. Congratulations to the 5,000 young people taking part, and thank you to the organizers, volunteers and […]

10 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy Meets with UN Country Team and Youth Advisory Panel in Tunisia

On the last day of his visit to Tunisia, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi met with the UN Country Team in Tunisia represented by the heads of the different UN Agencies in the country.

The UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Mounir Tabet welcomed the Envoy and informed him about the progress achieved in the UN […]

5 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy Highlights Strategic Areas for Working with and for Libyan Youth

Concluding his visit to Tunisia with a special focus on Libya, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi was joined by the UN Resident Coordinator in Libya Ali Al-Zatari in highlighting three strategic areas the UN will focus on in working with and for Libyan youth.

The three areas of focus include: enhancing youth participation in […]

4 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

Alhendawi Meets Young Libyans, Discusses Their Role in Promoting Peace and Security

On 3 August 2016, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi began a two-day visit to Tunisia to assess young people’s engagement in peacebuilding and development efforts in both Libya and Tunisia.

As part of the Libya-focused leg of the visit, the Youth Envoy met with the leadership of the UN Support Mission in Libya […]

3 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy Attends UNCTAD Youth Forum in Nairobi

Beginning July 19, the UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi will be travelling to Nairobi, Kenya to take part in the UNCTAD Youth Forum (July 19-22). The Youth Forum comes within the context of the UNCTAD 14 conference that is taking place from July 17-22 and gathering world leaders from the public and private sectors, academia […]

19 July 2016|Envoy’s news|

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|