2018 ECOSOC Humanitarian – Affairs Segment

This year’s ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) took place from 19 – 21 June in New York, with the theme of “Restoring humanity, respecting human dignity and leaving no one behind: working together to reduce […]

CSW62 Side Event Highlights the Importance of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

On 14 March 2018, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth organized a high-level side event during the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event brought […]

Multi-Country Mission of the UN Envoy on Youth in Africa – Meeting and Listening to Young People Where They Are

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, undertook a multi-country official mission to Africa to meet with and listen to young people on the ground. The purpose of the mission was to learn […]

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UN Envoy Welcomes New Somali Policy on Role of Youth in Peacebuilding

18 December 2017 – Welcoming the launch of a national policy for young people in Somalia, the United Nations Youth Envoy expressed hope that with the new policy, young Somalis will be able to contribute […]

Announcing the new Envoy on Youth – Jayathma Wickramanayake

New York, 20 June 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Jayathma Wickramanayake of Sri Lanka as his next Envoy on Youth. She will succeed Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan to whom the Secretary-General is grateful […]

Highlights from Ahmad Alhendawi’s last week as the first-ever Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

As Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi brings to a close his tenure as the first-ever Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, a position he held since January 2013, see below some of the highlights of his last week at […]

UN News Centre Exit Interview with outgoing Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

10 February 2017 – In his second term in office, former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon established the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, subsequently appointing Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan as his first-ever […]

Conversation at SDG Media Zone with the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

Moderator: Ms. Carolina Medina, Co-Founder, Agruppa, and Young Leader for the SDGs
Speaker: Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

Watch here: http://webtv.un.org/watch/in-conversation-the-un-secretary-general%E2%80%99s-envoy-on-youth-digital-media-zone-ecosoc-youth-forum-2017/5305094432001

Watch Ahmad Alhendawi”s opening remarks at the 2017 United Nations Economic & Social Council Youth Forum

Watch here: http://webtv.un.org/watch/ahmad-alhendawi-un-envoy-on-youth-opening-of-the-youth-forum-2017-ecosoc-youth-forum-2017

Message on World AIDS Day 2016: Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi

Today, as we commemorate World AIDS Day, I would like to draw attention to the importance of addressing young people’s specific needs in the fight to end AIDS by 2030.
While the HIV response has made […]