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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

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|

Message from the UN Youth Envoy on Climate Change

Thursday, 3 December at COP21 in Paris is ‘Young and Future Generations Day’.

When it comes to taking action on climate change, everyone can make a difference – and especially young people.

In a video message from the Climate Change Conference in Paris, UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi says, “You might think the problem is too big, […]

2 December 2015|Envoy’s news|

Alhendawi Delivered the UN Secretary-General Message to One Young World Summit

Speaking to around 1300 young leaders gathered at “One Young World”, a regular summit that aims to bring together young talent from companies, NGOs, universities and other organizations to create long-lasting positive change, the Envoy on Youth delivered a message at the closing session of “One Young World” on behalf of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon […]

1 December 2015|Envoy’s news|

In Kuala Lumpur, Youth Envoy joins ASEAN Youth and hold Series of Meetings

UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, stressed the importance of youth engagement and the need to invest in the power of youth during his participation at the 1st ASEAN Young Leaders Summit in Malaysia. The Summit brought together in Kuala Lumpur young leaders from the ASEAN community under the theme “Maximizing Young Leaders Potential Towards One ASEAN Community” […]

1 December 2015|Envoy’s news|