UN Envoy to Visit Nigeria


The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, is to travel to Nigeria for a four-day official visit.

He intends to meet Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo, as well as the Ministers or Principal officials of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Youth and Sports, Women Affairs and Social Development, Labour and Productivity, Environment, Education, Health and the Federal Capital Territory.

Alhendawi will arrive on Sunday, August 21 and depart on Wednesday, August 24, according to a UNIC advisory. He is billed to visit selected sites within the Federal Capital Territory, including a visit to the Office of the Vice President, the National Assembly, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the National Youth Service Corps, the National Agency for the Control of AIDS, the Abuja Enterprise Agency and the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator.

He 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 peace building. 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.