Building peace in the minds of men and women

Youth and the Internet: Fighting Radicalization and Extremism

Tue, 16 Jun - 11:15 to 12:30

The United Nations/International perspective

Ahmad Alhendawi

UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Youth

Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan is the first-ever United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth. He assumed office in February 2013.

A strong youth advocate at the national, regional and international levels, Mr. Alhendawi was described by the UN Secretary-General as “the youngest senior official at the United Nations". He previously worked as the Youth Policy Advisor in the League of Arab States. Prior to this, he served as a Team Leader for the National Youth Policy Project in Iraq, a Youth Programme Associate at the Iraq office of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and as the Emergency Programme Officer at the non-governmental organization Save the Children.