On the last day of his visit to Tunisia, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi met with the UN Country Team in Tunisia represented by the heads of the different UN Agencies in the country.

The UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Mounir Tabet welcomed the Envoy and informed him about the progress achieved in the UN Country Team’s work on youth development, particularly in the context of the SDG implementation.

Alhendawi reiterated his commitment to supporting the work of the UN Country Team in sharpening programmatic focus on youth development. He welcomed the close coordination and consultation of the UN’s work with the young people of Tunisia through the Youth Advisory Panel.

Tunisian youth ask questions during the meeting with Alhendawi

Tunisian youth ask questions during the meeting with Alhendawi

Established in 2015, the UN Youth Advisory Panel consists of 16 young people representing different regions with equal gender distribution. The Panel was created in response to the broader advocacy strategy championed by the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth to promote more active youth participation in the work of the United Nations at the country level. Later in the day, the Youth Envoy met with the members of the UN Youth Advisory Panel and other youth activists to discuss the role of young people in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals as part of UNFPA Tunisia’s ongoing summer camps on youth and SDGs.

Alhendawi exchanged ideas and responded to the questions of Tunisian youth on how they can contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the country. The visit concluded with a press conference followed by an informal gathering with the participation of Libyan and Tunisian youth and the Youth Envoy.