23 Jun, 2016

Youth Envoy Welcomes Colombia Landmark Agreement, Praises Key Role Played by Young People

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Statement attributable to the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi It is with great admiration that I welcome today’s signing in Havana of the landmark bilateral ceasefire agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP. This historic agreement is an important step forward for Colombia and its people. I would like to convey my

5 Mar, 2015

UN Envoy on Sexual Violence says eradicating sexual violence in Colombia requires investment in communities

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In eradicating sexual violence related to Colombia’s internal armed conflict, the main challenge now is translating resolve into tangible solutions in communities where the crime continues to occur, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Sexual Violence said at the conclusion of her trip to the Latin American country. “There is a direct correlation

4 Sep, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth Addresses Colombian Youth During Official Visit

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On 16 August 2013, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth addressed over 1,000 youth gathered in Colombia to discuss the role of young people in peace-building and celebrate the first National Youth Volunteering Award supported by the UNV. Addressing the young participants, on the occasion of Friday of Peacebuilding, Mr Ahmad Alhendawi said “Your generation […]