31 Aug, 2018

Visit of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth to Bangladesh – Celebrating International Youth Day 2018

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The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, recently undertook an official mission to Bangladesh on the occasion of the International Youth Day. The mission was graciously supported by the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) and the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA). Below you can read about the highlights. DHAKA The UN Secretary

30 Jul, 2015

UN Youth Envoy delivers opening remarks at the 2015 JCI Global Partnership Summit

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New York, 30 July, 2015 - Yesterday the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, delivered opening remarks at the 2015 JCI Global Partnership Summit. This year’s summit, which also coincides with the 100th anniversary of the JCI, is organized with the support of the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth.  The event

15 Jul, 2015

First UN World Youth Skills Day celebrates importance of empowering young people

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On the first-ever commemoration of World Youth Skills Day, United Nations officials today declared that investing in developing the skills of young people can help build a more just and sustainable future for all and is one of the most important decisions any country can make. While, overall, more young people have greater educational opportunities

21 Jun, 2015

In Paris, the Youth Envoy calls for effective partnership with youth to counter violent extremism

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On 16 June, 2015, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, spoke at the International Conference on "Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism," held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. In his remarks, the UN Youth Envoy stressed that “today’s young people live with the growing threat of violence and armed conflict,”

1 Jun, 2015

Young people worldwide face “daunting” challenges

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  Despite the progress that has been made over the past 20 years to improve the situation of young people around the world, they still face daunting challenges. That's what the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi said on Friday at a meeting of the UN General Assembly to mark the 20th

13 May, 2015

Let’s Care for the Future by Investing in Global Education

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By Benedict Joson Sixty dollars for public transportation a month. Six hundred dollars for textbooks a semester. Six thousand dollars for tuition a year. These curated figures, modest approximations relative to national projections, illustrate some of the costs associated with public higher education in the United States. As a commuter college student at Hunter College

1 Apr, 2015

President of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, to host a High Level Event of the General Assembly to mark the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth

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The 69th President of the General Assembly, H.E. Sam Kutesa announced his plan to host a High-level Event of the General Assembly to mark the 20th Anniversary of the World Programme of Action for Youth (WPAY) on 29 May 2015. The High-level event, which will be organised in coordination with the Office of the United

24 Mar, 2015

International Day of Happiness Twitter Chat on Youth and Happiness

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On March 20th, International Day of Happiness, the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth and the United Nations Foundation invited everyone to a special Twitter chat on Youth, Innovation and Happiness using the #YouthNow and #HappyDay. The moderator @plus_socialgood raised some crucial questions for young people such as why are young people essential for a happy planet? And