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 […]

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Secretary-General’s remarks at the World Government Summit with Q&A

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Ladies and Gentlemen,

It’s an enormous pleasure and an enormous honor to be here. I am very grateful to your Highness [Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum] for your very kind invitation.

If one […]

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Helen Clark’s Speech at the World Government Summit Side Event on Youth and Governance: Perspectives on the UNDP Arab Human Development Report 2016


 Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She also chairs the United Nations Development Group.

12 February 2017 – I […]

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

To mark this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we bring you the story of Katherine Jin – a young female scientist and how her scientific invention helps safeguard health workers.

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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 […]

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No hidden figures: success stories can help girls’ STEM careers

Op-ed by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February

What makes a young girl believe she is less intelligent and capable than a […]

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Ten Things You Need To Know About the 2017 ECOSOC Youth Forum

For two days on 30-31 January, the 6th annual ECOSOC Youth Forum brought together young leaders, government representatives, and civil society organizations at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The ECOSOC Youth Forum represents the largest […]

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Boost to girls’ participation in science education in Ghana


A positive start for the first Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) clinic in Ghana marks the beginning of a new chapter for girls’ participation in STEM education.
11 February is the International Day of […]

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Reaching Out: HIV Awareness Campaigns at High Schools in Gabon


HIV awareness events have been held at high schools in Ndende and Fougamou, Gabon. Sponsored by the Gabon Ministry of Health, the French embassy, the Pan African Organisation against AIDS and UNAIDS, the events […]

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How can education prevent school violence and bullying based on ethnic discrimination?



UNESCO organized a workshop on Global Citizenship Education as part of the International Symposium on School Violence and Bullying: From Evidence to Action that took place in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
The workshop, on 17 […]

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