19 Jan, 2017

18 year old Refugees Olympic Team swimmer appeals to World Economic Forum to support those fleeing war & persecution

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By: Gisella Lomax, UNHCR | 18 January 2017 Yusra Mardini, the Syrian swimmer who inspired the world at last summer’s Rio Olympic Games, has made an impassioned appeal to global leaders in Davos to ensure vulnerable refugees like her are given more than basic support. “With food for our stomachs, refugees can survive. But only

27 Aug, 2013

UN Envoy on Youth Takes Part in the World Economic Forum on the Middle-East and North Africa

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Mr Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth attended the World Economic Forum, which took place from 24-26 April 2013, under the theme” Advancing Conditions for Growth and Resilience.” His participation was an opportunity to interact with political and business leaders and to discuss the strategies for youth economic empowerment. Mr. Alhendawi met […]