26 Jul, 2015

At the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Alhendawi announces plans for youth engagement in the SDGs

On his last stop in a multi-country mission in the East Africa region, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, attended the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) co-hosted by the Governments of the United States and Kenya. H.E. President Barack Obama of the U.S. and H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya opened the 6th annual

25 Jul, 2015

A new momentum for stronger partnership with and for youth in Rwanda, highlights from the UN Youth Envoy visit to Rwanda

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Last week, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, visited Rwanda in a joint mission with the UN-Habitat youth team, on a three-day mission that included meetings with high-level Government officials, the UN Country Team, as well as youth representatives aiming at getting first-hand information and assess the situation of youth in Rwanda.

24 Jul, 2015

How can you(th) participate in the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris from 26 to 28 October 2015?

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For its 9th edition, UNESCO is working to make its Youth Forum even more inclusive, diverse and representative of youth around the world. UNESCO wishes to involve motivated and dynamic young women and men who would like to have their voices heard on the Forum’s themes selected by themselves. The Forum’s participants should be between

23 Jul, 2015

Join the #MigrantHeroes Smartphone Film Competition!

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Promote positive perceptions of migrants with your smartphone and compete for the 5th Olleh International Smartphone Film Festival (OISFF)’s special Migrant Heroes Prize of 2000$ and the festival's official grand prize of 10000$! The #MigrantHeroes Smartphone Film Competition is a new International Organization for Migration (IOM) initiative to collect films shot on smartphones that tell migrant stories

20 Jul, 2015

The UN Envoy on Youth welcomes the outcome of the Financing for Development Conference, calling for special financing for youth development

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Last week the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, attended the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD), which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. "In Addis the world reached an important milestone with the adoption of this outcome document that will provide a compass for development financing for the Post-2015 Development Agenda”

16 Jul, 2015

Registration is open! Join us at UN Headquarters on 12 August 2015 to commemorate International Youth Day

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Join us in UN Headquarters on 12 August 2015 to commemorate International Youth Day under the theme Youth Civic Engagement. About the Youth Day Event: The event, which will consist of two inter-active panels, will showcase inspiring ways in which young people engage in civic, political and social spheres and will explore how the issue

16 Jul, 2015

Investing in Youth and Ensuring Decent Jobs to Harness the Demographic Dividend on the occasion of the first-ever World Youth Skills Day

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Yesterday, 15 July 2015, at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia a side event “Investing in Youth & Ensuring Decent Jobs to Harness the Demographic Dividend” took place to mark the first-ever World Youth Skills Day. Convened by the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, and co-organized

15 Jul, 2015

First UN World Youth Skills Day celebrates importance of empowering young people

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On the first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day, United Nations officials today declared that investing in developing the skills of young people can help build a more just and sustainable future for all and is one of the most important decisions any country can make. While, overall, more young people have greater educational opportunities