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Ahmad Alhendawi
The UN Secretary General's Envoy on Youth
1 April 2014

Dear Janice,

We are pleased to inform you that Humanitarian Affairs has been shortlisted to join the Global Partnership for Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda (GPY2015). On behalf of the GPY2015 team, I would like to offer you our most heartfelt congratulations.

As you know, the objective of this partnership is to ensure that young people are actively participating in setting, implementing, and evaluating the new development agenda due to replace the MDGs in 2015. This partnership offers a unique platform for all stakeholders working on youth development to express their views, and help identify specific targets and indicators for youth empowerment, which could feature in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Under the five thematic areas that emerged as top priorities for young people in the My World 2015 survey - Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship, Health, Good Governance, and Peace and Stability. The online crowdsourcing platform is being moderated by both UN agencies and youth organizations, and will allow for instant interaction between thousands of young people from around the world - complimented by a series of offline events. The expected outcome is a consolidated list of youth priorities to be shared with Member States for the intergovernmental deliberations at the ECOSOC Youth Forum.

Our collective task in the partnership is to allow young people and youth development actors to sharpen youth priorities using the crowdsourcing platform.

We encourage you to send us any details of activities you organize in relation to promoting youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda to my email - with emphasis on photos, video, and other digital media.

I look forward to building a close working relationship with your organization, in the hope of building a global coalition that will move the youth development agenda forward.


Yours sincerely,