The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Visits Tunis, Meets Libyan Youth Groups Reps.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is organizing a special visit for Ahmad Al-Hindawi, the United Nations Secretary General Envoy on Youth, on 3rd and 4th of August to Tunis to discuss the Libyan program as well as the concerns and needs of the Libyan youth.
The visit occurs within the framework of the commitment of the Fund to working with and motivating the young people to participate in the resolution of the conflict and building social peace. It also falls under the commitment of the Fund to its role mandated by the United Nations calling for building the capacities of the youth for social and economic participation and support of governments in their compliance with the Security Council Resolution 2250 approved in December 2015, which calls for investment in the participation of youth in conflict resolution and peace-building.
Mr. Al-Hindawi will meet with the United Nations team working in Libya and will also meet with a large group of the Libyan youth to discuss the importance of their participation in finding solutions to the conflict in Libya and pushing towards peace as well as to discuss their concerns and needs. He will discuss with the youth the Security Council Resolution 2250 and the importance of promoting it, as well as promoting the objectives of sustainable development in Libya, particularly through initiatives to be organized on 12 August, the day of the World Youth.
The United Nations Secretary-General Envoy for Youth will also hold meetings with the international organizations operating in Libya and with the financiers in order to mobilize support for the Libyan youth and for the importance of investing in young people and building their social and economic capacities in line with the outputs of Resolution 2250.
During his visit, Mr. Al-Hindawi will meet with United Nations bodies to discuss their efforts in supporting the Libyan youth, and the Libyans in general, to overcome the current crisis in their country.