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NEW YORK, 9 March 2016 – The Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, joined a brownbag event organized by the Fair Internship Initiative at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 4 March, 2016. The event, which was attended by around 30 interns, included a presentation of the Fair Internship Initiative and a fruitful discussion on the need for fairer internships at the UN.
Talking about the initiative, Alhendawi commended the efforts carried by the initiative and noted the dedication and commitment of individuals behind this campaign aimed at advocating to improve the UN internship programme to make it accessible and affordable to young people from lower socio-economic backgrounds. Alhendawi also highlighted the importance of empowering young people to stand up for what they believe is fair and just.
We thank Mr. Alhendawi for meeting us and sharing his knowledge. We look forward to further collaboration with him to encourage member states to discuss the status of internships in the UN’s fifth committee.