Young people urged to channel “amazing energy” to fight poverty

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Ahmad Alhendawi. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Young people around the world are being encouraged to channel what’s been called their “amazing energy” into UN efforts to eradicate poverty and create a sustainable future for all.

The call comes from UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi in a message for International Youth Day, observed on 12 August.

World leaders will endorse 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs during a summit at UN Headquarters next month.

Mr Alhendawi explained to Ruth Fertig why young people should join the UN as “partners in development.”

Duration: 3’49″

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