31 Oct, 2013

UN Youth Envoy Encourages Y-PEER to Continue Promoting the Culture of Human Rights

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The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, today took part in the Youth Peer Education Network (Y-PEER) Global Advisory Group meeting in Belgrade, Serbia, where the Envoy is currently on official mission. During the gathering, Alhendawi briefed the Y-PEER members about his role, the United Nations’ common strategy on youth – the System-Wide Action […]

30 Oct, 2013

Decent Work for Youth Platform: Organisations Mapping

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Are you interest in joining a youth-led or youth serving organisation or network in your community? The ILO Decent Work for Youth platform provides a worldwide mapping of these organisations and networks for young people to connect with. Decent Work for Youth also provides an open space for young people interested in learning about decent […]

30 Oct, 2013

UN “Youth Flash” Newsletter

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The Focal Point on Youth, housed in the Social Policy and Development Division of the Department of Social and Economic Affairs releases a monthly newsletter titled “Youth Flash”. This newsletter is entirely dedicated to youth related news from the United Nations System, as well as from youth around the world, and youth-related publications. The latest issue […]

29 Oct, 2013

“Partnering with young people in development is transforming ideas into actions:” UN Envoy on Youth in Paris

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The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, is currently in Paris where he is taking part in the 8th UNESCO Youth Forum. Alhendawi spoke at the opening ceremony of the forum which brings together over 500 young people from all over the world to discuss this year’s theme “Youth and Social Inclusion: Civic Engagement, Dialogue […]

23 Oct, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth meets with the President of the World Bank

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On the margins of today’s Youth Summit organised by the World Bank Group in Washington today, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, met with the President of the World Bank, Dr. Jim Young Kim. In their meeting, Dr. Kim and Envoy Alhendawi discussed increased UN-World Bank cooperation on youth. Following their meeting, the World […]

23 Oct, 2013

The Envoy on Youth speaks at the World Bank’s Youth Summit in Washington

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In Washington, DC, the World Bank today is hosting its Youth Summit, gathering over 700 young participants. In a morning expert panel on “Working towards the post-2015 agenda: addressing the challenge of youth exclusion,” Alhendawi outlined some of the many initiatives taken by the UN system to elevate youth issues during the last couple of […]

23 Oct, 2013

Emerging economies: has growth translated into more and better jobs?

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A new ILO book analyses labour market trends and regulations in various emerging markets and presents a number of policies that can lead to a synergy between economic growth and decent job creation. Despite experiencing a more robust economic growth over the past few decades, decent work deficits continue to be the norm for most […]

21 Oct, 2013

Envoy on Youth opening speaker at the first-ever international Model UN Security Council conference in Azerbaijan

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On the occasion of the first-ever international Model UN Security Council Conference to take place in Azerbaijan, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi visited the country to participate in the opening session of the simulation programme, focused on the issue of cyber security. Other speakers included Azad Rahimov, Minister of Youth and Sport; Ali […]

19 Oct, 2013

Envoy on Youth signs joint statement on cooperation on youth issues with the African Union

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Concluding a two-day official visit to Ethiopia, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi yesterday signed a joint statement on strengthening the cooperation between the United Nations and the African Union (AU) on youth issues. The visit took place following an official invitation from and was organised in close cooperation with UN-Habitat. The statement, […]

18 Oct, 2013

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and UN Women launch “Voices Against Violence” curriculum to educate and empower youth

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Earlier this month, on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts launched in collaboration with UN Women “Voices Against Violence”, a co-educational curriculum. This curriculum aims at providing young people with tools and expertise to increase their awareness on causes of violence, prevention […]