26 Apr, 2016

Alhendawi at UNAOC Global Forum in Baku: Young people want to craft new “narrative” for society

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From UN Radio The Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab takes its name from the Arabic word for "youth," but young people there have been urged to reclaim the word by a UN official who also happens to be one of their peers. UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi says this is just one way young people can

26 Apr, 2016

Baku: Violent extremism “affront” to UN principles, Global Forum told in opening session

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From UN News Centre The head of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), a body mandated to promote harmony among nations, today emphasized the need to counter narratives of hatred and mistrust in order to prevent violent extremism. “The Alliance is the soft power tool established to contribute to a more peaceful world by

26 Apr, 2016

In Baku, youth stress vision of inclusive society at UN forum

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From UN News Centre Gathering from around the world for a United Nations conference in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, young people of all walks of life, from an Internet technology intern to a dentist, are working to define future narratives to counter potentially compelling discourse of those who seek to divide society. “People are

28 Oct, 2014

The First Global Forum on Youth Policies starts in Baku with launch of 20th Anniversary commemorative logo of the World Programme of Action for Youth

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The First Global Forum on Youth Policies started on October 27th with large participation from member states and youth. The Forum marked a special occasion with the largest gathering of youth ministers since Lisbon 1998. Currently, globally 122 countries have youth policies, with another 36 updating their youth policy. The First Global Forum on Youth

16 Oct, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth issues welcome message to Azeri MUN ahead of visit to Baku

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The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi is set to pay an official visit to Azerbaijan, to speak at the open ceremony of the first Model United Nations Security Council, as well as to meet with government officials and youth organizations. The following is Alhendawi’s welcoming message to the participants of the  MUN conference: Ministers […]