THE UN’S GLOBAL YOUTH INITIATIVES

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi and participants of an Interactive Dialogue on UN Youth Initiatives, 5 August 2013, New York. Photo: UNHQ, Office of the UN Envoy on Youth UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi and participants of an Interactive Dialogue on UN Youth Initiatives, 5 August 2013, New York. Photo: UNHQ, Office of the UN Envoy on Youth

“Invest in youth today to transform the world tomorrow” – Ban Ki-moon

 

Working for youth is one of the five priorities identified by Ban Ki-moon in his five-year action plan for his second term as UN Secretary-General.  Mr. Ban is urging a youth focus for all existing UN programmes on employment, entrepreneurship, political inclusion, citizenship, protection of rights, education and reproductive health. In early 2013, the Secretary-General appointed the first ever UN Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi, a Jordanian national whose youth activism in the Middle East region will ensure that he has a special understanding of the challenges facing youth in Iraq.

 

 

Through social media and web interaction, the UN family is promoting many exciting initiatives in which Iraqi youth can participate to have their voices heard internationally: 

 

The UN Envoy on Youth - Google+ Hangouts 

 

The United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, has launched a series of Google+ Hangouts. The UN youth envoy invites young people to participate in these events by sending questions using one of the following channels: 

 

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Facebook: www.facebook.com/UNYouthEnvoy

Twitter: @AhmadAlhendawi and using #UNYouth

 

UNiting for Youth - Interactive Dialogue

 

On 5 August 2013, the UN Secretary-General connected with more than 1,000 youth from six cities around the world on UN Web TV. Hosted by the UN Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, the event was streamed live in all UN official languages. Panellists from UNFPA, UN Women, UNDP and ILO answered questions about the UN’s work on youth, submitted by engaged young people all over the world. 

 

Catch up with the dialogue here:  http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2013/08/un-holds-interactive-dialogue-to-connect-with-youth-worldwide/

 

 

My World Survey

 

The United Nations and partners want to hear from all global citizens, and especially from youth. “My World” is a global survey asking participants to choose their six priorities for a better world from a list of 16 options: Education;An honest and responsive government; Equality between men and women; And more. Results will be shared with world leaders when they meet to set the next global development agenda in 2015. “Tell us about the world you want,” says the website, “Because your voice matters.”

 

Have your say now: www.myworld2015.org

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