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Global Chat: Youth, Malaria & Health MDGs

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27 April 2015|Envoy’s news|

The Youth Envoy meets with the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus

Last Friday, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, met with the representatives of the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus who are attending the 14th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, taking place at the UN last week and this week.
“I much enjoyed the opportunity to engage with them and learn […]

27 April 2015|Envoy’s news|

Involving young people in international policies at the 48th Commission on Population and Development

“My government allows me to participate in this discussion. Not despite my age, but because of my age.” Lotte Dijkstra, Youth Ambassador SRHR.
On April 16, delegates, civil society organisations, ministers, UN representatives and many young people gathered at the side event “Young people in Post-2015 – making 1.8 billion voices heard in the new development […]

20 April 2015|Envoy’s news|

Global Chat: Youth, Peacebuilding & Countering Violent Extremism

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20 April 2015|Envoy’s news|

[Huffington Post Interview] #YouthNow: My Stroll with Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth


The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is an opportunity to recognize the potential of sport to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Sport can foster peace and contribute to an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding at the local, national and international levels.

Based on its intrinsic values such as teamwork, […]

6 April 2015|Envoy’s news|

President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, to host a High Level Event of the General Assembly to mark the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth

The 69th President of the General Assembly, H.E. Sam Kutesa announced his plan to host a High-level Event of the General Assembly to mark the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) on 29 May 2015.

The High-level event, which will be organised in coordination with the Office of the United Nations […]

1 April 2015|Envoy’s news|

International Day of Happiness Twitter Chat on Youth and Happiness

On March 20th, International Day of Happiness, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and the United Nations Foundation invited everyone to a special Twitter chat on Youth, Innovation and Happiness using the #YouthNow and #HappyDay.

The moderator @plus_socialgood raised some crucial questions for young people such as why are young people essential for a happy planet? And what […]

24 March 2015|Envoy’s news|

Pharrell brings “Happy” message on climate change to the United Nations

About 1,200 middle school children trudged through the latest snow storm to the United Nations General Assembly on Friday evening to hear hip hop singer and producer Pharrell Williams talk about climate change.
The United Nations sponsored the event, along the United Nations Foundation and MixRadio, to celebrate International Day of Happiness, established by the world […]

23 March 2015|Envoy’s news|

On disaster resilience, ‘we must listen to those who know their communities’ says UNICEF Director General Anthony Lake

Children and youth are a major part of community-level responses to disasters and must play an important role in risk reduction, United Nations officials said today in Sendai, Japan, with the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) challenging a gathering of youth representatives to demand that they be involved in processes that impact them.

“We […]

17 March 2015|Envoy’s news|

UN Youth Envoy engages with youth at World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan

During the opening and closing remarks of the Children and Youth Forum of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Alhendawi emphasized the importance of the role of young people as critical players in disaster response.

200 children and youth from around the World were invited to participate in the discussion around the implication of young […]

13 March 2015|Blog, Envoy’s news|