The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhandawi will begin an official visit to Nigeria tomorrow, Monday, August 22, 2016.
The United Nations Youth Envoy is scheduled to meet with young people and government officials to discuss youth development and youth issues.
The Envoy will meet with Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, as well as officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Ministry of Youth and Sports; the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development; the Ministry of Labor and Productivity; the Ministry of Environment; the Ministry of Education; the Ministry of Health and the Federal Capital Territory.
The Envoy will be in Nigeria to promote coordinated United Nations support to youth development initiatives. He will particularly advocate for adequate investment in youth development interventions, with particular focus on education, employment opportunities, poverty alleviation, empowerment, health and the role of youth in peacebuilding.
Mr Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan is the first-ever United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and the youngest senior official in the history of the United Nations. He was born in Jordan in 1984.
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