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The Secretary-General’s Message on International Volunteer Day

An ambulance rushes a wounded child to a hospital. A hungry family receives a warm meal. A battered woman finds free shelter. In scenes of human suffering around the world, hope comes thanks to volunteers who give their time, skills and resources to others in need.

International Volunteer Day is a chance to thank the many […]

5 December 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

United Nations Secretary-General says Young People are Key to Success Post-2015 Agenda

Today the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, informally presented an advance unedited version of his synthesis report on the Post-2015 Agenda. The report provides a rallying call to governments to aim high with the new global development goals. It makes it clear that business as usual is not an option, and puts emphasis on the […]

4 December 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Day 2 in the Dominican Republic

The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi concluded his second day of the visit to the Dominican Republic, where he encompassed a string of meetings with youth and visits to youth organizations and schools.

In the morning, Mr. Alhendawi visited the city of Moca, Espaillat Province. He first met with the students in D Juan […]

4 December 2014|Envoy’s news|

Day 1 in the Dominican Republic

1 December 2014

On his first day of the visit to the Dominican Republic, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, had a busy day which included a serious of bilateral meetings with high level government officials as well as a range of activities organized by the Ministry on Youth.

In a meeting with the Minister […]

2 December 2014|Envoy’s news|

Youth Envoy in Bangkok highlights the importance of engaging youth in Asia-Pacific Region

Bangkok- Carolin Kern and Jonas Freist-Held,

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi concluded a 3-day visit to Bangkok- Thailand where he held series of meetings with the Regional Directors of UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNEP, ILO and moderated a youth session at the Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics. The Youth Envoy joined […]

28 November 2014|Envoy’s news|

Equipping Youth with Skills to Meet Future Demands in Labour Market

UNESCO – Experts from the Warwick Institute for Employment Research and Cambridge Econometrics, country labor market experts from the Networks of Mediterranean (NET MED) Youth’s project countries as well as UNESCO colleagues from the Field Offices gathered at HQ for the event.
The workshop was aimed at exploring methodologies and challenges in anticipating skills needed by labour […]

20 November 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN spotlights children’s rights as world gears up to mark 25th anniversary of landmark treaty

UN News Centre – As the global human rights community readies to celebrate tomorrow the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the United Nations committee charged with monitoring its implementation highlighted the right of children to actively participate – and not just be heard – in discussions that […]

20 November 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Every dollar invested in water, sanitation brings four-fold return in costs – UN

UN News Centre – For every dollar invested in water and sanitation, there is a $4.3 return in the form of reduced health care costs for individuals and society around the world, where 2.5 billion people still lack access to basic sanitation services, with 1 billion practicing open defection, the United Nations World Health Organization […]

19 November 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Asia-Pacific countries launch forum to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment

ESCAP – Beijing +20 Asia-Pacific Review Live webcast

Asia-Pacific countries will convene in Bangkok this week for a regional high-level conference on gender equality and women’s empowerment. During the Conference, the Asia and Pacific leaders and ministers will address critical issues, such as eliminating violence against women and girls, empowering women economically and increasing their political […]

19 November 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

Youth Envoy welcomes UNFPA 2014 State of World Population report “The Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future”

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi welcomed in a press statement the release of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 2014 State of World Population report “The Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future”.
“I welcome the excellent report and warmly congratulate UNFPA on choosing this critical theme […]

18 November 2014|News Stories|