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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|

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|