9 Dec, 2016

#ActOn2250: First Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 2250

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On 9 December 2015, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, recognizing the contribution young people can make to preventing conflict and sustaining peace. In the Resolution, the Security Council members called for examples on how youth contributes to peace all over the world and sought recommendations on how

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

9 Sep, 2015

Summer full of Youth!

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Serving as the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth for over two years now I’ve had the honor to meet thousands of young people from around the world and visit countless cities and youth projects with the aim of connecting young people closer with the UN’s goals and objectives, and driving more support for youth development.

31 Aug, 2015

Envoy on Youth at International Youth Summit for Nuclear Abolition

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Hiroshima, Japan, August 30, 2015- Youth activists and survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings gathered in Hiroshima for the International Youth Summit for Nuclear Abolition to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the tragic use of atomic weapons at Hiroshima and Nagaski. Meeting with survivors, and youth activists engaged in advocacy to eliminate nuclear weapons, the UN

1 Oct, 2014

The PEACEapp competition: games and apps which prevent violence

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The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have collaborated with Build Up to launch PEACEapp, a global competition organized to promote digital games and apps which foster dialogue that prevents violence. Individuals and teams at all levels of experience are invited to create new digital games or use

29 Sep, 2014

A message from the Secretary-General on the International Day of Peace

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Today is the International Day of Peace. Each year, on this day, the United Nations calls for a global ceasefire. We ask combatants to put down their arms so all can breathe the air of peace. Armed conflict causes untold grief to families, communities and entire countries. Too many are suffering today at the brutal

18 Feb, 2014

Crowdsourcing initiative on youth in the post-2015 development agenda launched today

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  Today, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, in partnership with other UN entities, international NGOs, and youth groups and stakeholders, launched a crowdsourcing initiative for youth priorities in the post-2015 development agenda. The crowdsourcing is part of the Global Partnership for Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which was announced on 31 […]