Mr Ali SHAHBAZ, Pakistan, Youth Delegate to the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and Youth Ambassador for Cultural Exchange to the United States
Ali Shahbaz is the Pakistan Youth Ambassador to the United Nations. Ali became an advocate for youth empowerment at a fragile age of 14. He has been appointed as Pakistan’s first Official youth delegate to the United Nations following which Ali has served as an indispensable resource on youth affairs for both, international and national audiences. Working actively with global stakeholders including the UN, governments, and civil society, Ali has been promoting a cohesive framework for sustainable development as an international priority, rendering him prominent awards, the likes of Honourable Mention for Reader’s Digest Asian of the Year. In an effort to endorse inter-governmental cooperation for egalitarian sustainability, Ali has been in discussion with High-Level Diplomats such as the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Moroccan Princess HRH Lalla Hasna, and United States Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan, to name a few. The young leader continues to work on multilateral issues with key stakeholders to stimulate a change for the better.