Ahmad Alhendawi at 23rd World Scout Jamboree!

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Live in Times Square: #YouthNow Driving Change!

During the entire month of August, to celebrate International Youth Day on 12 August, the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth is partnering with the UN Millenium Campaign on #YouthNow Driving Change, a […]

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UN and World Scouting: Shared Values, Shared Goals

Visiting the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi, Japan, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, spoke with the three members of the World Scout Jamboree’s International Service Team (IST) about his experience as a […]

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‘We were judgmental of young people’

Malawi – “I thought family planning was for married people, not for girls. We were not friendly to young people. We were judgmental,” says Blessings Sonkhanani, a nurse at Namwera Health Center. “Now I know […]

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#YouthNow Driving Change: Online #YouthDay Daily Exhibit

To mark International #YouthDay, every day during the month of August,  we are featuring a young person actively driving change in their community!

Dates: 1 – 31 August 2015

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stated: “Young […]

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#YouthNow Driving Change Online Photo Exhibit

To mark International Youth Day, each day during the month of August we are featuring an inspirational youth actively making an impact in their community. Join us!  
“Young people drive change but they are not […]

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UN Youth Envoy delivers opening remarks at the 2015 JCI Global Partnership Summit

New York, 30 July, 2015 – Yesterday the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, delivered opening remarks at the 2015 JCI Global Partnership Summit. This year’s summit, which also coincides with the 100th anniversary […]

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Highlights of the UN celebration of the International Youth Day 2015

During the month of August, join us as we celebrate International Youth Day!

August 12 is International Youth Day, with the theme of Youth Civic Engagement.We have a series of events, conversations, online mobilizations and celebrations around […]

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Youth from all over the world speak on Action 2015 agenda at the UN

Last Friday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the 70 winners of the United Nations-sponsored Many Languages, One World contest who wrote “inspired” essays in languages not their own about a new sustainable development path that will lead […]

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In Uganda, Alhendawi underscores the importance of adopting the National Youth Policy

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, underscored in his recent visit to Uganda the importance of expediting the adoption of the country’s national youth policy. The Envoy joined by his special advisor, […]

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