Youth Envoy

UN Envoy Welcomes New Somali Policy on Role of Youth in Peacebuilding

18 December 2017 – Welcoming the launch of a national policy for young people in Somalia, the United Nations Youth Envoy expressed hope that with the new policy, young Somalis will be able to contribute to peacebuilding efforts in the country.
“I want to congratulate the Federal Government of Somalia, the federal member states, the UN and all […]

19 December 2017|Envoy’s news, News Stories|

Launching Global Campaign Promoting Right of Young People To Run for Public Office

Today the  global campaign Not Too Young To Run was launched at the first United Nations Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law taking place at United Nations Geneva. 
The campaign, launched by a partnership consisting of the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Office […]

22 November 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

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|

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 the Rule of Law that will take place in Geneva. The Forum will be convened for the first time on […]

14 September 2016|Envoy’s news|

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|

UN Envoy on Youth Travels to Singapore

On June 28, the UN Envoy on Youth will arrive in Singapore to attend the World Summit Awards Social Innovation Congress, which will run from June 29 to July 2. On Wednesday, June 29, Mr. Alhendawy will deliver his opening address at the Congress. The theme of the Congress is “Making Sustainable Impact Through Social […]

27 June 2016|Envoy’s news|

Youth Envoy Presents Progress Report of his Office; Major Gains for Youth despite Challenges

May 2, 2016

 The Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth (OSGEY) has released  a progress report covering the work and achievements of the Office during the period February 2013 to February 2016. 

The report summarizes the progress made by OSGEY since its establishment towards implementing the Office’s work-plan. The work-plan corresponds to the growing need for […]

4 May 2016|Envoy’s news|

We asked young people what sustainable living means to them. Here’s what they said.

From UN SDGs

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals have been adopted by all UN Member States. That’s great, but now what?
Governments will be busy for the next 15 years working to achieve the goals, but that doesn’t mean all the work falls on them. The private sector, civil society organization and regular people can all help […]

24 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

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|