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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|

Interactive Discussion on the Role of Youth in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda – Economic and Social Council

Theme: Youth taking action to implement the 2030 Agenda

Setting the Stage
Moderator: Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, United Nations SecretaryGeneral’s Special Envoy on Youth Interactive Discussion, featuring Ministerial participation, on the Role of Youth in the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda

The 2030 Agenda for sustainable development includes specific goals and targets related to youth. In addition, the […]

8 February 2016|Envoy’s news|

Envoy on Youth remarks at the 70th Anniversary of ECOSOC

The Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of ECOSOC brought together key figures and stakeholders from ECOSOC’s past and present to mark 70 years of the Council’s efforts in support of the three dimensions of sustainable development—economic, social and environmental. Drawing on experience and major milestones in ECOSOC’s history, the commemoration will look ahead to how […]

22 January 2016|Envoy’s news|

End of Year Letter from the Envoy on Youth

As 2015 draws to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the progress we have collectively made during 2015 to move the global youth agenda forward, some of the highlights include:

At the Security Council: 2015 brought us a tremendous advancements in the Youth, Peace and Security agenda starting off in April with the […]

28 December 2015|Envoy’s news|

Press Conference on Youth, Peace and Security

Speakers:
Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations, Dina Kawar

Oscar Fernandez Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support

Ahmad Alhendawi, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

Sabah Ismail, youth peace activist from Pakistan

 

Press Conference following the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. 

21 December 2015|Envoy’s news|

Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth’s Message on UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security

Text of UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi’s message on UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security.

 

Today is a historic day for young people as the UN Security Council has just adopted, for the first time ever, a new resolution on Youth, Peace and Security.

This resolution is a message of hope to more […]

9 December 2015|Envoy’s news|

Global Reactions to Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General welcomes Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015) on Youth, Peace and Security.

“That resolution is the first to focus solely on the role of youth in peacebuilding and countering violent extremism. The resolution represents an unprecedented recognition of the urgent need to meaningfully engage young people as important partners in global […]

9 December 2015|Envoy’s news|

Youth take centre stage at climate conference-UN Radio

It’s the turn of the young to take centre stage at the UN climate change conference, COP21, on Thursday in Paris.

A number of youth-led meetings, workshops and activities are planned throughout the day; providing a unique opportunity for young people to weigh-in on the climate debate.
Matthew Wells has the story.

Many of the events taking […]

8 December 2015|Envoy’s news|