Monthly Archives: August 2015

Global Youth Consultation, Doha, 1 – 2 September 2015

What is the role of young people in humanitarian action? From 1- 2 September 2015 more than 300 young people will meet in Doha, Qatar for the World Humanitarian Summit Global Youth Consultation. The Youth Consultation is a youth-led and youth-focused global consultation to gather input from youth on humanitarian challenges and solutions. You can

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Envoy on Youth at International Youth Summit for Nuclear Abolition

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

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

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

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COP 21 Youth Climate Video Competition

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

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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

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OECD Poster Competition – Start here!

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

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Climate Change Storytelling Contest

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

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Call to Action Summit 2015

New Delhi, India, August 27, 2015- Today the Global Call to Action Summit convened under the motto of “ending preventable child, adolescent and maternal deaths," and is being organized in support of the Every Women, Every Child initiative of the UN Secretary-General. Co-hosted by the Governments of India and Ethiopia, USAID, UNICEF, The Bill & Melinda

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UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi visits India this week

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

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Envoy on Youth addresses 2015 AIESEC International Congress

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

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