31 Aug, 2015

Envoy on Youth at International Youth Summit for Nuclear Abolition

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Hiroshima, Japan, August 30, 2015- Youth activists and survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings gathered in Hiroshima for the International Youth Summit for Nuclear Abolition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the tragic use of atomic weapons at Hiroshima and Nagaski. Meeting with survivors, and youth activists engaged in advocacy to eliminate nuclear weapons, the UN

31 Aug, 2015

In India, Alhendawi held strategic talks to strengthen the UN partnership for Youth

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New Delhi, India, August 28, 2015- At the end of his first official visit to India, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, held series of meetings with government officials, youth organizations, civil society, volunteers as well as the UN Country Team.  Alhendawi met with Mr. Rajeev Gupta, Secretary of the State Ministry of

31 Aug, 2015

COP 21 Youth Climate Video Competition

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Help Choose the Winner! As the international community is gearing up to conclude a new, universal climate change agreement in December in France, you can help decide which young video reporter will be on location to capture some of the most exciting moments of the Paris UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21). As part of

27 Aug, 2015

UN Youth Envoy’s Statement on Women, Children & Adolescent Health, at the Call to Action Summit at Taj Palace

27 August 2015 UNIC/PRESS RELEASE/145-2015 Call to Action Summit 2015 Following are UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi's statement on Women, Children & Adolescent Health, at the Call to Action Summit at Taj Palace, New Delhi on 27 August 2015: It gives me a great pleasure to be here today and allow me at

27 Aug, 2015

OECD Poster Competition – Start here!

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The poster you design should be motivating and visual. With few words and strong graphics, it should get people thinking and make them want to act to change things for the better.    Posters should address one of the following themes: Giving young people a voice in the government decision process. Opportunity for all! (Everyone

27 Aug, 2015

Climate Change Storytelling Contest

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Write your best climate change story and get an opportunity to join and cover COP21   While climate change is a global phenomenon, it is hitting the world’s poorest regions - and most marginalized communities - the hardest. These changing conditions are impacting human health, economic activity, and are threatening basic human rights including access

26 Aug, 2015

UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi visits India this week

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Envoy on Youth began his visit to India  focusing on highlighting future youth strategies to implement the Sustainable Development Goals and will hold talks with senior political leadership and youth and civil society groups. Ahmad Alhendawi leads a mission to India, which has the world's largest number of young people, till

25 Aug, 2015

Envoy on Youth addresses 2015 AIESEC International Congress

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Today the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi addressed the 2015 AIESEC International Congress. More than 800 delegates from 117 AIESEC member countries and territories and over 5,000 virtual participants are attending this year’s Congress, which mainly focuses on strategizing and co-creating the organization’s mid-term strategy and vision through 2020. The Congress brings together