Ahmad Alhendawi

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 of Law.

It is often said that the younger generation is disengaged from politics. We disagree. https://t.co/ziACERhFDy #youthdecide #ForumHRDem pic.twitter.com/Irdlhz9s25
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25 November 2016|Envoy’s news|

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 Alhendawi, joined the various events emphasizing the role of young people in taking climate action and achieving sustainable development.

Like every […]

11 November 2016|Envoy’s news|

African Presidents Urge Investment in Youth As Continent Sees Rare Demographic Opportunity

UNITED NATIONS, New York/BAGRE, Burkina Faso – Presidents, ministers, and United Nations and World Bank officials met at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday  to strengthen their commitments for the young people of Africa.

The continent is undergoing a seismic shift in its population structure, with more young people than ever before preparing to enter […]

21 September 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Youth Envoy Marks Youth Day in Brazil: Development Comes with Investing in Young People

Marking International Youth Day on the sidelines of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi said that in order for Brazil to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, its young people need to be included in the process and their rights need to be protected.

Brazil’s economic growth and sustainable development […]

17 August 2016|Envoy’s news|

Alhendawi at UNAOC Global Forum in Baku: Young people want to craft new “narrative” for society

From UN Radio

The Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab takes its name from the Arabic word for “youth,” but young people there have been urged to reclaim the word by a UN official who also happens to be one of their peers.

UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi says this is just one way young people can craft “their […]

26 April 2016|Envoy’s news|

In Beijing, the UN System delegation on youth highlights the centrality of youth development

13 April 2016 – The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, together with a delegation of youth experts from several different agencies, began a visit to China, the first visit of its kind that brings a joint UN delegation with a focus on youth development in a country.

The visit commenced with a […]

14 April 2016|Envoy’s news|

Highlights from 2016 ECOSOC Youth Forum

On 1-2 February 2016, over 800 young leaders from around the world, along with high-level national and international policy makers, convened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the 5th ECOSOC Youth Forum, the largest turnout for the Forum yet, that has been convened annually over the past years.

The forum provided a platform for […]

12 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Photos from ECOSOC Youth Forum

 On 1-2 February 2016, young leaders from around the world convened to the UN Headquarters in New York at the 5th ECOSOC Youth Forum.

The forum discussed ways in which young people can play an active role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The photo gallery below shows some highlights of this event. […]

11 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

At opening of Youth Forum, UN launches new initiative to tackle employment crisis

From UN News Centre

As more than 800 young leaders gather in New York for the annual United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, UN officials today launched a new initiative to tackle youth unemployment, making it clear that success in fighting poverty and inequality will largely depend on them being a driving force.

“The […]

3 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Message from the UN Youth Envoy on Climate Change

Thursday, 3 December at COP21 in Paris is ‘Young and Future Generations Day’.

When it comes to taking action on climate change, everyone can make a difference – and especially young people.

In a video message from the Climate Change Conference in Paris, UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi says, “You might think the problem is too big, […]

2 December 2015|Envoy’s news|