The Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth has become aware of various instances of individuals or groups misleading the public regarding their affiliation with the United Nations by means of websites or other media.  Some of the communications from those individuals or groups are promising the launch of projects and other collaborative opportunities, using the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse.

TO BE CLEAR, NONE OF THESE COMMUNICATIONS HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED BY THE UNITED NATIONS, AND SUCH INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO HOLD THEMSELVES OUT AS BEING ASSOCIATED WITH OR CONDUCT ANY PROJECTS OR OTHER ACTIVITIES IN THE NAME OF OR ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED NATIONS.  The United Nations cannot verify the legitimacy of the projects or opportunities being promoted by such individuals, and the public is advised to use extreme caution when engaging with such individuals or groups through such media, which may seek to obtain money and, in many cases, personal details.

The official and only website of the UN Youth Envoy is www.un.org/youthenvoy.  Information regarding the operations and activities of the Office of the UN Secretary‑General’s Envoy on Youth can be found on this website and verified social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

There is only one United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and it is based at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York.  There are no country or regional representatives or offices of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.