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UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, visits Mogadishu, Somalia to reaffirm UN support for new youth development projects

Mogadishu, 1 October 2014: The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi visited Somalia to reaffirm the support of the United Nations to youth development in Somalia. During the mission, Mr. Alhendawi met with high level government officials and youth organizations to reiterate the support of the UN in developing the National Youth […]

1 October 2014|Envoy’s news|

UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth’s speech at launch of #HeForShe

Excellencies, Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon,
President Sam Kutesa, President of the General Assembly,
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN women,
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson,
Mr. Kiefer Sutherland

Ladies and gentlemen –

I honestly have to say, this is one of the most exciting events I have attended—on a Saturday in the UN…
I’m so honoured […]

29 September 2014|Envoy’s news, Speeches on Youth|

Public space is a human right, says Youth Envoy

In a side panel on “Harnessing the Potential of Public Space for Women and Youth” organized by UN Women, in collaboration with UN-Habitat, on September 18 at the United Nations Headquarters, the panel sought to enhance awareness and consensus on key priority areas of women and youth in public space that should be integral to […]

29 September 2014|Envoy’s news|

Youth a priority emphasized by UN Senior Officials in the Post-2015 High Level stocktaking meeting

‘Youth’ was a clear theme echoed by UN Senior officials at the High-level stocktaking event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda that took place 11 September 2014.

Remarks by the Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, President of the General Assembly, Ambassador John W. Ashe, and President of the Economic and Social Council, Ambassador Martin Sajdik all emphasised the […]

15 September 2014|Envoy’s news|


15 September 2014 – New York – On the occasion of the upcoming International Day of Democracy themed: Engaging Young People on Democracy, on 15 September 2014, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, said, “Democracy today is being challenged and needs involvement of young people. In recent years, young people all […]

14 September 2014|Envoy’s news|

UN High Level Forum on The Culture of Peace

The President of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly, Mr. John W. Ashe, convened the UN High Level Forum on The Culture of Peace on 9 September 2014. The Forum provided an opportunity to exchange ideas and information around building and maintaining a global culture of peace—it included panels on global citizenship and […]

11 September 2014|Envoy’s news|

UN Secretary-General attends International Youth Day event launching #MentalHealthMatters report

In New York today at an event to observe International Youth Day, the Secretary-General drew attention to a new UN publication disclosing that 20 percent of the world’s young people experience a mental health condition each year. The publication, Social Inclusion of Youth with Mental Health Conditions, underlines that the risks are especially great as young […]

12 August 2014|Envoy’s news|

On International Youth Day, Raquelina Langa of Mozambique is Special Guest of the Secretary-General

12 August 2014|Envoy’s news|

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to join International Youth Day

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be joining this year’s International Youth Day to address stigma and discrimination in youth with mental health conditions.

Youth with mental health conditions are often subject to stigma and discrimination, largely due to an overall lack of awareness and understanding of mental health conditions. The stigma surrounding mental health issues can […]

6 August 2014|Envoy’s news, News for Youth, News Stories|

International Youth Day

Celebrate International Youth Day 2014 with the theme #MentalHealthMatters at the UN Headquarters on 12 August from 10:00 AM-1:00PM! 

Acknowledging the theme of this year’s International Youth Day and following the UN #MentalHealthMatters campaign, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Focal Point on Youth (DESA), and the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth (OSGEY) […]

17 July 2014|Envoy’s news, News for Youth, News Stories|