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 […]

First Human Rights Forum Focuses on Role of Youth in Public Decision-Making

Hundreds of youth activists, representatives from youth organizations, UN and government officials gathered at the United Nations Office in Geneva on November 21-22 to attend the first-ever Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule […]

Alhendawi Announces Departure From His Position, Set to Join the World Organization of the Scout Movement as Secretary-General

The Secretary-General”s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, announced today that he will be leaving the United Nations in mid-February 2017. He will have completed four years as the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. Mr. Alhendawi […]

Alhendawi at COP22 in Marrakech to Highlight Role of Youth Taking Climate Action

Young people and activists from across the world have gathered at the UN Climate Change Conference COP22 in Marrakech to highlight youth’s important contributions to climate action.
Beginning November 9, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad […]

On UAE Visit, Alhendawi Underscores Need to Invest in Arab Youth

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth has just concluded a visit to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, where he met with youth leaders and government officials to discuss the state of youth empowerment in the MENA […]

Expert Group Meeting Discusses State of Youth in the SDGs

On November 1, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, UNFPA and UNDP convened an all-day expert-level meeting on Measuring the State of Youth in the SDGs: Tracking Global Indicators Relevant to Youth Development […]

UNAOC and IOM Ceremony Announces Winners of PLURAL + 2016 Youth Video Festival on Migration

New York – The UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) hosted on October 27 the Awards Ceremony of the PLURAL + 2016 Youth Video Festival on Migration, Diversity and […]

Youth Envoy Visits Italy, Speaks at ‘We Free Days’, Meets Youth Groups

October 11, 2016 – Today the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, took part in the We Free Days international conference in Rimini, Italy, kicking off the event with a keynote speech on the […]

Youth Envoy Welcomes Colombia Peace Deal, Acknowledges Role of Youth

Statement attributable to the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi

I congratulate the Colombian people on the signing by the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People”s Army (FARC-EP) of a peace […]

Human Rights Council Appoints Alhendawi as Co-Chair of Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law

Geneva, September 14, 2016 – The Human Rights Council has announced the appointment of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, as the co-chair of the Council’s first Forum on Democracy, Human Rights and […]