Celebrating International Diversity in Westchester: Partnerships for Global Progress

Westchester Chapter

Sunday, October 20, 2013
Join our Westchester Chapter in celebrating UN Day with keynote speaker Ahmad Alhendawi, United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 4 pm - 6 pm

(Registration will start at 3:30 pm)

Wartburg Conference Center
1 Wartburg Place
 Mt. Vernon, NY 10552


Ahmad Alhendawi of Jordan is the first-ever United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, having assumed office in February 2013. He previously worked as a Team Leader for the World Bank-funded program on Institutional Development to Strengthen Arab Policy and Participation. Prior to this, he served as the Youth Policy Advisor in the League of Arab States in Cairo and as an officer of the Arab Youth and Sports Ministers Council. He also served as a Team Leader for the National Youth Policy Project in Iraq, a Youth Program Associate at the Iraq office of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and as an Emergency Program Officer at Save the Children. As a regional consultant, he has also supported the Danish Youth Council's projects in the Middle East and North Africa. Born in 1984, Mr. Alhendawi holds a Master’s degree in Advanced European and International relations, a diploma from the Institut Européen in Nice, and a Bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from the Al-Balqa Applied University in Jordan. He has written extensively on youth and civil society, including on the role of civil society in the Arab spring, and is a recipient of the Youth Action Net Fellowship as a Young Social Entrepreneur by the International Youth Foundation in Washington D.C.

The program will also include:

  • Welcome by Mayor Ernest D. Davis, City of Mt. Vernon and other local leaders
  • Keynote presentation by Ahmad Alhendawi; Q and A discussion moderated by Yuhanna Edwards (President of Mt. Vernon City Council)
  • 70th Anniversary Legacy Award to outstanding Chapter member
  • Recognition of Model UN student leaders
  • Entertainment by African dance troupe and the Concordia College GospelKnights
  • International Pot Luck Buffet
*Directions to Wartburg: Take exit 12 on Hutchinson Parkway (just south of Cross County). Go west on East Lincoln Ave toward Mt. Vernon; at next traffic light turn R on Wartburg Pl (or Station Place). Go two blocks N to gatehouse.

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