As much of the world remains on lockdown and is continuing to grapple with the global pandemic, OYW Ambassadors have demonstrated their continued leadership in their countries and communities. This week, Ambassadors have been featured by the World Health Organisation, received prestigious appointments, and have been globally recognised for their incredible work. Learn more below.
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To keep some 70 million refugees, displaced and stateless people worldwide safe from COVID-19 and other health challenges, WHO and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency joined forces to strengthen and advance public health services for forcibly displaced people.
The campaign featured Arash Bordbar, OYW Ambassador, former refugee, and Co-Chair of the Global Youth Advisory Council (GYAC).
Salam Al-Nukta was a speaker on the World Speech Day South Africa #GenerationEquality Podcast Series, speaking on the topic of why we should be encouraging women and girls to pursue careers in STEM.
Human rights activist and aspiring doctor, Narayan Khanal, was awarded with the prestigious Robert Hope Memorial Prize.
Aya Chebbi led The African Union Office of the Youth Envoy (AU-OYE) to launch the African Youth Front on Coronavirus. This is an African Union framework that will engage youth in the decision-making process to support Africa’s response to the pandemic as well as co-lead the implementation of the African Continental Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Pandemic.
Jessel Recinos was interviewed by the BBC for their Outlook Podcast, where he tells the inspirational story of how he came to create his organisation, Skate Brothers.
Pratik Gauri was appointed as the host and president of FINTECH.TV-India.The subsidiary, located in one of the world’s leading fintech hubs, will create premiere content focused on finance, blockchain, IMPACT investing, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Manpreet Darroch was part of the organising team for the World Youth Assembly for Road Safety which took place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 18 February 2020. Among the attendees were more than 160 young people from 74 countries who, together, began the movement to start #ClaimingOurSpace for safer mobility and a space at the decision-making table. Read the event report below.
The Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth featured Ilana Milkes on their list of "10 leaders who can inspire you to change the world". She was recognised for her work leading World Tech, a renowned technology education startup in Colombia.