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President of U.S. Institute of Peace, “Landmark U.N. Resolution Elevates Youth in Work for Peace”

By: Nancy Lindberg, President of United State Institute of Peace (USIP)

 

In a landmark decision, the United Nations Security Council this week adopted its first resolution to address the critical role that young people play in preventing and resolving conflict. Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, which passed with the unanimous support of the […]

21 December 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

OSCE Chairperson, Secretary General and ODIHR Director welcome UN Security Council Resolution on Youth, Peace and Security

PRESS RELEASE 

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić, OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier and Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Michael Georg Link today welcomed the adoption by the UN Security Council earlier this week of a Resolution on Youth, Peace and Security.

They urged greater representation of young […]

21 December 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Women Executive Director welcomes Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo, UN Women Executive Director

 

UN Women welcomes the historic adoption of the first Security Council resolution on youth, peace and security. The resolution, spearheaded by Jordan, and adopted unanimously by Council members on 9 December, recognizes for the first time that youth’s vulnerabilities and experiences of conflict must be differentiated, as must […]

21 December 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

AIESEC commitment towards the Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Read it all here, the outcome of the #YouthActionSummit at the United Nations!

AIESEC Global Goals Commitments

@UNYouthEnvoy @AnaSaldarriaga & Jan Eliasson at the official launch of #AIESEC commitments towards the #SDGs pic.twitter.com/wGTa6Axcmw
— AIESEC (@AIESEC) December 11, 2015

18 December 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

The Commonwealth welcomes UN Security Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security

The Commonwealth’s Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, has placed his organisation behind UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, adopted earlier this week in New York. “I congratulate the Security Council for unanimously passing this important resolution,” stated the Secretary-General. “It paves the way for young people to have a greater voice in decision-making […]

15 December 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNESCO Director-General Welcomes Historic UN Security Council Resolution on Youth, Peace and Security

On 10 December, the UNESCO Director-General welcomed the United Nations Security Council Resolution on Youth, Peace and Security. Sponsored by Jordan, Resolution 2250 underlines the vital role of young women and men in building peace and countering the rise of violent extremism.
“I applaud the vision that has guided Jordan in focusing the UN Security […]

11 December 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

AIESEC Youth Action Summit Starts!

The 2015 AIESEC Youth Action Summit started its work on Wednesday, 9 December at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This year the summit is organized in collaboration with the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and brings together top young leaders with experts, government, business and thought leaders for a conversation around global […]

9 December 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN Security Council Adopts Historic Resolution on Youth, Peace and Security

Historic day at the UN as Security Council adopts first ever resolution on Youth, Peace and Security.

Press Release

New York, 9 December – The United Nations Security Council today adopted an historic resolution on youth, peace and security, which for the first time in its history focuses entirely on the role of young men and women […]

9 December 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

COP21: digital map launched by UNICEF helps young people tell their climate change stories

A digital mapping project called ‘Act Now For Tomorrow,’ which was recently launched by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is helping young people around the world identify climate issues in their communities and find ways to address them.

“The global climate map is engaging 500 young people from 65 countries,” Zayn Abaakil, a UNICEF child […]

5 December 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Video: Young and Future Generations Day at COP21 Paris

“Youth as Agents of Change” was the motto of Young and Future Generations Day, held on 4 December 2015. The day featured a series of youth-led events, interviews and various that prove that young people are key players in reaching innovative, inspiring and ambitious climate change solutions.

4 December 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|