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Alhendawi at COP22 in Marrakech to Highlight Role of Youth Taking Climate Action

Young people and activists from across the world have gathered at the UN Climate Change Conference COP22 in Marrakech to highlight youth’s important contributions to climate action. Beginning November 9, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, joined the various events emphasizing the role of young people in taking climate action and achieving sustainable development.

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On UAE Visit, Alhendawi Underscores Need to Invest in Arab Youth

The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth has just concluded a visit to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, where he met with youth leaders and government officials to discuss the state of youth empowerment in the MENA region. On November 6, Alhendawi took part in the third annual “MBC Hope” Awards Ceremony, hosted by the MBC Group.

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Expert Group Meeting Discusses State of Youth in the SDGs

On November 1, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, UNFPA and UNDP convened an all-day expert-level meeting on Measuring the State of Youth in the SDGs: Tracking Global Indicators Relevant to Youth Development and Well-being. The 35 experts from 18 different agencies and organizations, as well as representatives of youth organizations, all made

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UNAOC and IOM Ceremony Announces Winners of PLURAL + 2016 Youth Video Festival on Migration

New York - The UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) hosted on October 27 the Awards Ceremony of the PLURAL + 2016 Youth Video Festival on Migration, Diversity and Social Inclusion, celebrating the winners of this year’s video competition. PLURAL + is a youth-produced festival that encourages young people

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Youth Envoy Visits Italy, Speaks at ‘We Free Days’, Meets Youth Groups

October 11, 2016 – Today the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, took part in the We Free Days international conference in Rimini, Italy, kicking off the event with a keynote speech on the issue of drug use among young people.   A yearly event joined by 2,500 young participants from all over Italy

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Youth Envoy Welcomes Colombia Peace Deal, Acknowledges Role of Youth

Statement attributable to the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi I congratulate the Colombian people on the signing by the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People''s Army (FARC-EP) of a peace deal that ends more than 50 years of conflict. This is a historic moment for the people of Colombia.

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

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

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Youth Envoy Meets with Abraham Keita, 2015 Winner of International Children’s Peace Prize

Today the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, received Abraham M. Keita of Liberia, the 2015 winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize. Abraham, 18, was awarded the prize for his role in demanding justice for child victims of violence and for campaigning for the Liberian Parliament to adopt children’s rights laws. The Envoy congratulated

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UN Youth Envoy on Official Visit to Nigeria

On Monday, August 22 the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth will begin an official visit to Nigeria where he is scheduled to meet with young people and government officials to discuss youth development and youth issues. The Envoy will meet with Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, as well as officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;

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Japan Youth Can Make Difference with New Voting Rights: UN Envoy

From Kyodo News As an upper house election in Japan draws near with more than 2 million new 18- and 19-year-old voters eligible to go to the polls Sunday, the UN Youth Envoy said he is excited about the potential of Japan's youth as they exercise their right to vote in a national poll for

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