On 18 March 2016, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, joined over 60 young leaders from Zambia at a national youth dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals convened by the United Nations Country Team in Zambia. In his interaction with a diverse group of young people, which included youth activists, entrepreneurs, refugees, and artists, Alhendawi focused on the importance of youth contributions to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He encouraged young people in attendance to learn, educate their fellow youth, and take action towards the realization of the SDGs.
Later in the day, Alhendawi visited the UNFPA supported Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia. Alhendawi also met with the Youth Action Movement, which was created by the association, and engaged in informal dialogue on the importance of sexual and reproductive health services.