In 2013, Ban Ki-Moon, the UN Secretary-General, appointed Ahmad Alhendawi, 31, to the position as UN Secretary General Envoy on Youth. He is the youngest serving United Nations senior official and addresses the needs of 1.8 billion Millenials across the globe. In the United Nations’ 70-year history, Ahmad is the first-ever Youth Envoy to advocate and represent the largest generation of youth the world has ever known. His mission is to incorporate the opinions of young people into the UN system as he believes, alongside many world leaders, that today’s generation will be “the first generation to eradicate poverty and the last generation to reverse climate change.”
The 2015 Sustainable Development Goals will strive to instill a new sustainable development agenda and global agreement on climate change by 2030. Employing today’s technology, today’s youth can connect people around the globe through a digital platform to implement global development, locally and internationally.