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22 Apr, 2014

Calling youth leaders to take part in UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development Youth Conference

UNESCO is calling global youth leaders who are committed to building a better future through education. Apply now to take part in the UNESCO ESD Youth Conference in Japan!     The UNESCO ESD Youth Conference will be held on 7 Novermber 2014 in Okayama, Japan and will  bring together 50 young leaders between 18-35 […]

2 Apr, 2014

Joint Columbia-UN two-day public policy dialogue to understand youth marginalization

On Monday last week (24 March 2014), experts from academia, UN entities, students, ambassadors, and champions for youth alike, gathered at Columbia University’s Faculty House to participate in the first day of a two-day public policy dialogue, which focused on the issues of youth inequality and marginalization. The event was co-chaired by the Office of […]

19 Mar, 2014

Youth Envoy visits Austria, welcomes lowering of voting age to 16 years

During an official mission to Austria last week, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, met with representatives of the Government of Austria to further the global discourse on youth. At the Foreign Ministry, Alhendawi engaged with Secretary-General Michael Linhart on the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), currently presided over by Austria, the ECOSOC Youth […]

24 Feb, 2014

Launch of the International Year of Small Island Developing States and the SIDS Youth Network today

Today, the United Nations is launching the International Year of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) to celebrate the economic, social and cultural contributions that this group of countries has made to the world, as well as raise awareness of the challenges they face such as climate change and rising sea levels. The international year will […]

13 Feb, 2014

Commission for Social Development side event: “Young Women and Girls: Leaders of Today for a Better Tomorrow”

Today the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth and UN Women organised a Commission for Social Development side event focusing on empowerment and leadership of young women and girls. The panel discussion featured the UN Women Deputy Director Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Permanent Representative of Belgium, H.E. Ms. Bénédicte Frankinet, Permanent Representative of Pakistan,

30 Jan, 2014

UN invests in Myanmar’s IT engineers and young entrepreneurs

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During this week’s Second Myanmar Development Cooperation Forum in Nay Pyi Taw, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) announced a new presidential initiative to create jobs for young people and investment opportunities in Myanmar’s IT sector. A collaboration between ESCAP, Infosys, the Government of India, and the Government […]

24 Jan, 2014

UN Ambassador of Pakistan Masood Khan and Ahmad Alhendawi meet in New York ahead of the Envoy’s visit to Pakistan

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  The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi today met with the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, H.E. Ambassador Masood Khan. In the meeting, the Envoy and the Ambassador exchanged views about ongoing and forward-looking initiatives pertaining to youth, as well as discussed the Envoy’s upcoming visit to Pakistan. Major themes of […]

10 Dec, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth visits refugee camp, warns of a lost generation in Syria

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In observance of the International Human Rights Day, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, visited the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, the largest camp currently hosting Syrian refugees. Since the Syrian conflict began over 1,000 days ago, more than two million refugees have fled the country, many of these now temporarily residing in […]

25 Nov, 2013

Entrepreneurship, job creation, can reduce poverty, boost sustained growth in Africa, says UN chief

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Accelerating industrialization in Africa requires a focus on job creation and entrepreneurship, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing that these are key aspects to fully capture the potential of Africa’s dynamic work force and bosting inclusive sustainable development continent wide. “Africa’s economic dynamism, young population and potential for innovation form the foundation for stronger and […]

22 Nov, 2013

Bullis School students meet with the UN Envoy on Youth, hand over check for survivors of typhoon Haiyan

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As part of a visit to the United Nations in New York, 70 middle school students and 10 teachers and advisors from the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland, on Friday met with the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi. Prompted by the Envoy to share what they had learned during their visit about the United […]