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UN Youth Envoy heads a joint UN system delegation on a first youth-focused visit to China

Beijing, 11 April 2016 – The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, is in China this week together with a joint UN delegation to highlight the critical role young people play in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At the invitation of the All-China Youth Federation (ACYF), […]

11 April 2016|Envoy’s news|

Alhendawi meets with Zambian youth leaders, entrepreneurs and activists

On 18 March 2016, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, joined over 60 young leaders from Zambia at a national youth dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals convened by the United Nations Country Team in Zambia. In his interaction with a diverse group of young people, which included youth activists, entrepreneurs, refugees, and […]

23 March 2016|Envoy’s news|

In Zambia, Youth Envoy Discusses the Partnerships with and for Zambian Youth

During his ongoing trip to Zambia, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, met with Her Excellency Ms. Inonge Wina, Vice President of the Republic of Zambia. Ms. Wina expressed her appreciation to the Envoy on Youth for his work and welcomed his first official visit to the country.

Alhendawi congratulated the Government of Zambia […]

19 March 2016|Envoy’s news|

In Zambia, Envoy on Youth addresses the 3rd IPU Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians

The Inter-Parliamentary Union”s 3rd Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians kicked off Wednesday in the capital city of Lusaka, Zambia. Convened under the theme “Agenda 2030: Youth leading the way, leaving no one behind”, the 2-day conference will discuss youth engagement in the implementation of the SDGs through parliamentary actions.

In opening remarks on behalf of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the […]

16 March 2016|Envoy’s news|

Youth leaders call for “big leap” for gender equality at first CSW Youth Forum

From UN Women

Proving that young women and young men are a force to be reckoned with, participants in the first-ever Youth Forum at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) embraced their active engagement in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and in CSW60, the single-largest intergovernmental gathering on women and girls.

The two-day forum, […]

14 March 2016|Envoy’s news|

Alhendawi to visit Zambia and Address IPU’s Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians

The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, is set to visit Lusaka, Zambia from 16 to 20 March 2016.

During his first official visit to Zambia, the Envoy will meet with government officials responsible for youth development and representatives of youth organizations and networks. Alhendawi will also meet with the UN Country Team in Lusaka to discuss […]

10 March 2016|Envoy’s news|

“Our Biggest Opportunity to Achieve Gender Equality”




Young women today live in a world of immense challenges and serious risks, but also a world of incredible opportunity and expanding possibilities. As we commemorate International Women’s Day and think of how we can “Step It Up For Equality” to make Planet 50–50 […]

7 March 2016|Envoy’s news|

Alhendawi Meets with the Fair Internship Initiative

The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, joined a brownbag event organized by the Fair Internship Initiative at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 4 March, 2016. The event, which was attended by around 30 interns, included a presentation of the Fair Internship Initiative launched by current and former interns in March 2015.

Talking […]

6 March 2016|Envoy’s news|

In London: Youth Envoy holds series of meetings and speaks at London MUN

During a two-day visit to the United Kingdom aimed at strengthening the cooperation on youth development between the UN and the UK Based Development Community, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, held a series of meetings with government officials and a number of London-based international organizations and addressed the London International Model United […]

3 March 2016|Envoy’s news|

Envoy on Youth at Fifty-fourth Session of Commission for Social Development

The 54th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD54) is taking place in New York (3 -12 February 2016) at United Nations Headquarters under the priority theme “Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world”.

This year will be devoted to the policy segment of the cycle. The CSocD54 is an important one, as […]

8 February 2016|Envoy’s news|