On 30 June, Mr Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth spoke at the Conference “Population Priorities for the 21st Century” organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe and the ICPD Beyond 2014 Secretariat. He also met the ITU Secretary-General to discuss the preparations for the BYND 2015 Global Youth Summit on ICT in Costa Rica, and spoke at the 51st Geneva Graduate Study Programme 2013 (GSP51).

Last but not least, Mr Alhendawi joined the launching of the Global Innovation Index at the opening of the High Level Segment of ECOSOC on 1 July 2013.