13 Nov, 2013

“Young people demand HIV services that respond to their needs:” UN Envoy on Youth in Dubai

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Taking place in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the two-day “Regional Forum on HIV Prevention among young people in Arab States” kicked off earlier today. Addressing the forum, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, stressed the importance of including young people in this work: “HIV prevention has been driven largely by activists, […]

9 Oct, 2013

UN Youth Envoy in Istanbul, Turkey — speaks at opening ceremony of Bilgi University’s Master in Advanced European and International Studies programme

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The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi, currently on an official mission to Turkey, spoke yesterday at Bilgi University’s opening ceremony of this year’s “Master in Advanced European and International Studies.” The programme is a joint undertaking between Bilgi University and the Institut Europeen- European Institute in Istanbul, where the Youth Envoy delivered the inaugural lecture on […]

1 Sep, 2013

Regional Focus: Partnering with Youth to Build Democratic Societies in the Arab Region

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Egypt: Assessing Governance from a Youth Perspective In Egypt, young men and women drove the 25 January revolution because they have been economically, socially and politically excluded. As the country now moves forward with a new government and Constitution, a DGTTF-backed project will work through an experienced national partner, the Social Contract Center, on youth-focused governance assessments

1 Sep, 2013

Child Marriages: 39,000 Every Day – More than 140 million girls will marry between 2011 and 2020

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Joint press release by UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO, UN Women, the United Nations Foundation, World Vision, Girls Not Brides, Every Woman Every Child, World YWCA and The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. NEW YORK, 7 March 2013 – Between 2011 and 2020, more than 140 million girls will become child brides, according to United

31 Aug, 2013

Regional Consultations meeting on the Post-2015 Development Agenda in the Arab States, Amman, Jordan

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The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth took part in the the Arab Development Forum, which took place in Amman, Jordan, on 10 and 11 April 2013. High-Level Panel Member for Post-2015 in the Arab region Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan is expected to participate. The Forum was also attended by Helen Clark, Chair of UNDG. […]

27 Aug, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth Takes Part in Regional Conference on Population and Development

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On 24-26 June 2013, Mr Ahmad Alhendawi – the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth visited Cairo, where he delivered a keynote speech at the Arab Youth Coalition Meeting’s Regional Conference on Population and Development Beyond 2014 (Cairo +20).  He also met the UN Country Team (UNCT) in Egypt, as well as youth organizations in […]

25 Aug, 2013

Raising HIV Awareness among Internally Displaced Young People

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As the pressure for better living conditions rises in the camps in the Harad district of Yemen, UNAIDS seeks to raise HIV awareness among displaced youth. The Harad camps host more than 130,000 people affected by long civil unrest in Yemen. To survive, many people walk the seven kilometers to the boarder of Saudi Arabia,