Ahmad Alhendawi is the United Nations Secretary-General‘s Envoy on Youth. He was appointed by the UN Secretary General on January 17, 2013. “The Secretary-General in his Five-Year Action Agenda identified ‘Working with and for Women and Young People’ as one of his top priorities” said a UN spokesperson in a note to the media. “In this context, the Envoy on Youth will work to address the needs of the largest generation of youth the world has ever known.”
Ahmad has worked as Team Leader at a World Bank-funded program to the League of Arab States on Institutional Development to Strengthen Arab Policy and Participation. Before this, he served as the Youth Policy Advisor in the League of Arab States in Cairo and as an officer in the Technical Secretariat of the Arab Youth and Sports Ministers Council, between 2009 and 2012
Ahmad is a published author of papers on youth and civil society. He also won the Global Youth Action Net Fellowship as a Young Global Social Entrepreneur by the International Youth Foundation in Washington DC.
Alhendawi holds a master degree in Advanced European and International Relations and Diploma as “Policy Officer in European and International Organizations” from the Institut Européen • European Institute in Nice- France and Bilgi University in Turkey, and had his B.A Degree in Computer Information Systems from Al-Balqa` Applied University.
Alhendawi had several papers and publications on youth and civil society, including co-authoring.