Youth Envoy Visits Philippines

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, has made his first official visit to the Philippines this week to join youth in Manila and celebrate International Youth Day on August 12th.

During his three day mission […]

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Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day of Youth

Emerging threats, violent extremism, shifting political conditions, economic turmoil and social transformations are combining to heighten the challenges facing the world’s young people. No one knows better than them the issues at stake or the […]

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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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