19 Sep, 2016

UN Secretary-General’s Message for the Announcement of the 2016 Class of Young Leaders for the SDGs

Delivered by Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, at the Social Good Summit in New York on September 19, 2016 I am pleased to join in warmly welcoming the inaugural class of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals. I thank the Office of my Envoy on Youth for launching this timely initiative to

14 Sep, 2016

Human Rights Council Appoints Alhendawi as Co-Chair of Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law

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Geneva, September 14, 2016 - The Human Rights Council has announced the appointment of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, as the co-chair of the Council’s first Forum on Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law that will take place in Geneva. The Forum will be convened for the first time on

9 Sep, 2016

UN Volunteers, AIESEC Host Workshops on Youth, Volunteerism, SDGs in West Africa

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The United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme and AIESEC, a non-governmental organisation devoted to youth related issues, are courting the involvement of young people across Africa to develop a  youth  friendly framework on how to implement the SDG  at National and Regional levels. The two bodies organised a two-day workshop on 7-8 September in the Senegalese

9 Sep, 2016

Airbus and UNESCO Invite Students Worldwide to Innovate for The Future of Aviation

  From UNESCO The first round of Airbus’ global student competition, Fly Your Ideas, was launched this week, inviting students to create innovative ideas for real-world aviation challenges. The launch took place at Airbus’ headquarters in Toulouse, France, during an official visit by UNESCO’s Assistant Director General of Natural Sciences, Flavia Schlegel. Students have until 25

9 Sep, 2016

First Regional Meeting of Youth Volunteer Networks in Latin America

From UN Volunteers In August 2016, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in Ecuador organized the first Regional Meeting of Youth Volunteer Networks, in collaboration with the Municipality of Cuenca. The event brought together 155 participants from Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Bolivia, Venezuela, Mexico, Peru and Guatemala. It aimed to promote the exchange of experiences and

7 Sep, 2016

Pathways to Zero Hunger – UNGA Side Event

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On September 22, 2016, join us for an important conversation about achieving Zero Hunger and the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 with some of the most influential leaders in the field. The UN Secretary-General will deliver opening remarks.  Registration is now open. Please RSVP at the following link: bit.ly/zerohungerchallenge The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets

2 Sep, 2016

In Sri Lanka, UN Chief Highlights Key Role of Young People in Building Peace and Sustainable Development

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From UN News Centre   Involvement of all sections of the society, in particular its young people, in bottom-up peace building approaches is vital to ensure sustainable social justice, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today at a youth event in Sri Lanka. “Why should young people be sent off to fight wars, but be