26 Sep, 2013

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi Meet in New York, Discuss Collaboration on Youth Employment

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In the margins of the ongoing General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi today met with Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

26 Sep, 2013

Well-attended side event on International Youth Voices on Post-2015

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On 24 September, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Foreign Ministry of Mexico, the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, and UNICEF gathered in New York to discuss the views, demands and wishes of youth for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. They were joined by youth representatives from Germany, […]

25 Sep, 2013

World Leaders Agree on 2015 Summit Ambition, UN Secretary-General Emphasizes Women and Young People

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World leaders today agreed to scale up action against extreme poverty, hunger and disease and called for a 2015 Summit to adopt the next set of targets after the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In the outcome document adopted at a Special Event on the MDGs and hosted by the President of the UN […]

25 Sep, 2013

Despite Impressive Progress, “Getting to Zero” Require Renewed Focus and Additional Resources

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At a high-level breakfast event on the Post-2015 Agenda in New York this morning attended by the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Save the Children presented its new report “Getting to Zero: How we can be the generation that ends poverty.” In light of the current discussions on how to take the post-2015 […]

24 Sep, 2013

African Union-UN Mission in Darfur and Youth Launch Peace Campaign

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On 23 September, hundreds of people converged on the Al Zubair Stadium in El Fasher, North Darfur, to participate in the launch of the “We Need Peace Now” campaign, organized by the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the National Sudanese Youth Union to support the peace process in Darfur. For a period […]

24 Sep, 2013

Busy times in New York: the 68th General Assembly has started

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The 68th General Assembly (“the GA”) of the United Nations just started — and is going on until mid-October. The GA is the main representative and policy-making organ of the United Nations. Decisions on important questions, such as those on peace and security, budgetary matters, and admission of new members, call for a two-thirds majority […]

23 Sep, 2013

Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi joins UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown in Call to Action for Syria’s Youth

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In a press briefing in New York this morning, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, joined Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown, Malala Yousafzai, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Rao Geeta Gupta, and other advocates for education. At the event, Malala challenged world leaders to come up with USD 175 million to educate […]

23 Sep, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth Concludes High-level Event on Education Cannot Wait

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On the first day of what promises to be the busiest week of the year at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) held a high-level meeting to call for global action on education in crisis-affected areas around the world. A number of prominent figures discussed various aspects of […]

21 Sep, 2013

UN SG’s Envoy on Youth addresses the Broadband Commission for Digital Development

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On 21 September, the Broadband Commission for Digital Development met in New York. At the meeting, which was co-chaired by H.E. President of Rwanda Paul Kagame and Carlos slim, president if Carlos slim foundation, and with Irina Bokova, Secretary-General of UNESCO, and Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure, Secretary-General of ITU, as vice co-chairs, United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on […]