27 Aug, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth Takes Part in Regional Conference on Population and Development

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On 24-26 June 2013, Mr Ahmad Alhendawi – the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth visited Cairo, where he delivered a keynote speech at the Arab Youth Coalition Meeting’s Regional Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014 (Cairo +20).  He also met the UN Country Team (UNCT) in Egypt, as well as youth organizations in […]

27 Aug, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth Takes Part in the World Economic Forum on the Middle-East and North Africa

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Mr Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth attended the World Economic Forum, which took place from 24-26 April 2013, under the theme” Advancing Conditions for Growth and Resilience.” His participation was an opportunity to interact with political and business leaders and to discuss the strategies for youth economic empowerment. Mr. Alhendawi met […]

27 Aug, 2013

ILO: International Labour Organization

The International Labor Organization (ILO) is devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, pursuing its founding mission that labour peace is essential to prosperity. Today, the ILO helps advance the creation of decent work and the economic and working conditions that give working people and business people a stake in

27 Aug, 2013

UNDP and Youth

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a development agency on the ground in 177 countries and territories, seeks to help empower lives and build resilient nations. Achieving sustainable human development will be little more than an aspirational notion without the full involvement of young men and women who currently constitute the majority of the world’s […]

27 Aug, 2013

UN is ready to meaningfully engage young people

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Oslo, Norway: Last week Richard Dictus, Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, joined distinguished guests such as the Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and the Norwegian Minister of International Development, in speaking at Fredskorpset’s Youth Leadership Conference in Oslo. Speaking to a crowd of around 300 youth leaders, representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) […]

27 Aug, 2013

Ahead of Youth Day, UN Secretary General Hears Concerns From Young People Across the World

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On 5 August 2013, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held an interactive dialogue with young people across the world and launched an online United Nations Platform for Youth in conjunction with his Special Envoy on this issue. “Your generation is the largest the world has ever known,” the Secretary General told young people taking part in the