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First International Symposium on Youth Participation in Peace Processes

Dear friends and fellow young people, I am excited to announce that I will be attending the 1st ever International Symposium on Youth Participation in Peace Processes in Helsinki, Finland this March! Young people under the age of 30 accounts for over half of the world’s population. It is estimated that 600 million youth

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Happy New Year, 2019

Dear Friends, This first year and a half, has been truly magnificent! It’s been filled with challenges, but also with opportunities and support from those who believe in the power of young people - both within and outside the UN. In July 2017, I became the youngest member of the United Nations Senior Management Team.

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UN Secretary-General‘s Envoy on Youth at United Nations 73rd General Assembly

On 18 September 2018, United Nations’ (UN) Member States, Civil Society, Private Sector, and other stakeholders, got together at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) – the highest level and largest International gathering where all 193 Member States convene to discuss global issues.

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Visit of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth to Bangladesh – Celebrating International Youth Day 2018

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, recently undertook an official mission to Bangladesh on the occasion of the International Youth Day. The mission was graciously supported by the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) and the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA). Below you can read about the highlights. DHAKA The UN Secretary

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High-Level Political Forum 2018: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”

UN Photo/ Loey Felipe This year the annual High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) was held in New York from 9th - 18th of July days as part of the follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The HLPF has the participation of Member States, UN agencies, civil

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2018 ECOSOC Humanitarian – Affairs Segment

This year’s ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment (HAS) took place from 19 – 21 June in New York, with the theme of “Restoring humanity, respecting human dignity and leaving no one behind: working together to reduce people’s humanitarian need, risk, and vulnerability.” Below you can read about some of the highlights: MONDAY - Youth Pre-Event On

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Conversation at SDG Media Zone with the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

Moderator: Ms. Carolina Medina, Co-Founder, Agruppa, and Young Leader for the SDGs Speaker: Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Watch here: http://webtv.un.org/watch/in-conversation-the-un-secretary-general%E2%80%99s-envoy-on-youth-digital-media-zone-ecosoc-youth-forum-2017/5305094432001

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Message on World AIDS Day 2016: Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi

Today, as we commemorate World AIDS Day, I would like to draw attention to the importance of addressing young people’s specific needs in the fight to end AIDS by 2030. While the HIV response has made considerable progress in reducing new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths, serious gaps remain, and young people still carry a

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First Human Rights Forum Focuses on Role of Youth in Public Decision-Making

Hundreds of youth activists, representatives from youth organizations, UN and government officials gathered at the United Nations Office in Geneva on November 21-22 to attend the first-ever Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law. It is often said that the younger generation is disengaged from politics. We disagree. https://t.co/ziACERhFDy #youthdecide #ForumHRDem pic.twitter.com/Irdlhz9s25

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