30 Apr, 2014

Working to make sure HIV-affected adolescents are not left behind

Though significant strides have been made in the global AIDS response, emerging evidence suggests that adolescents are falling behind because they are not receiving the attention and services they require.   According to UNAIDS, AIDS-related mortality among adolescents has increased by 50 percent over the past seven years, while it fell for all other age […]

25 Apr, 2014

Youth Envoy discusses with young MPs from 15 countries and meets representatives of the youth sector in Stockholm

During the second day of the IPCI ICPD* conference in Stockholm, UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi participated in a panel on Young people as Leaders and Drivers of Sustainable Development. Co-panelists included H.E. Haruna Idrissa, Minister of Trade and Industry and Member of Parliament from Ghana, H.E. Nova Riyanti Yusuf, Member of Parliament from […]

23 Apr, 2014

Youth Envoy on first official visit to Sweden, discusses population and development

The Secretary-General”s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, is currently on his first official visit to Sweden. In addition to meeting with representatives of the Government of Sweden and numerous youth organisations, Alhendawi is in Stockholm to participate in the Sixth international parliamentarians’ conference on the implementation of the ICPD (International Conference on Population and Development; […]

22 Apr, 2014

Calling youth leaders to take part in UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development Youth Conference

UNESCO is calling global youth leaders who are committed to building a better future through education. Apply now to take part in the UNESCO ESD Youth Conference in Japan!     The UNESCO ESD Youth Conference will be held on 7 Novermber 2014 in Okayama, Japan and will  bring together 50 young leaders between 18-35 […]

15 Apr, 2014

Youth Envoy launches book on youth leadership

In an event at the UN headquarters, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi implored young adults around the world to raise their voices to call for disarmament: where less nuclear and small arms lead to greater peace and security.   Speaking at the launch of United Nations’ new book “Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You […]

4 Apr, 2014

Youth Envoy launches first UNDP youth strategy with Assistant Secretary-General Bahous in Tunisia, the birthplace of the Arab Spring

Earlier this week, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi together with Dr. Sima Bahous, Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) and Director of the Arab Regional Office of UNDP launched the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) first global Youth Strategy (2014-2017) “Empowered Youth, Sustainable Future,”. The launch took place in Tunisia, the country where three years ago youth […]

2 Apr, 2014

Joint Columbia-UN two-day public policy dialogue to understand youth marginalization

On Monday last week (24 March 2014), experts from academia, UN entities, students, ambassadors, and champions for youth alike, gathered at Columbia University’s Faculty House to participate in the first day of a two-day public policy dialogue, which focused on the issues of youth inequality and marginalization. The event was co-chaired by the Office of […]