2015 in pictures: a review of some of the year’s major developments

UN News Centre:

Looking back at the year 2015, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon summed it up in two words: “breakthrough and horror.”

On the positive side, as the UN turned 70 it took landmark steps toward […]

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December Newsletter

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End of Year Letter from the Envoy on Youth

As 2015 draws to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the progress we have collectively made during 2015 to move the global youth agenda forward, some of the highlights […]

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Press Conference on Youth, Peace and Security

Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations, Dina Kawar

Oscar Fernandez Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support

Ahmad Alhendawi, the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

Sabah Ismail, youth peace activist from Pakistan


Press Conference following the adoption of […]

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UN-Habitat Congratulates Security Council in Youth Peacebuilding Resolution

Story by UN-Habitat

UN-Habitat has hailed the UN Security Council for passing the resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security saying it was an important paradigm shift.

“UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security […]

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Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security

Story by UNFPA

The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution calling on countries to engage young people in building peace and countering violent extremism.

“Today’s generation of youth is the largest the world has ever known,” […]

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Mercy Corps Applauds UN Security Council Adoption of Youth, Peace and Security Resolution

Story by MercyCorps

Historic move underscores the essential role youth play in promoting peace and countering violent extremism

The global organization Mercy Corps commends the United Nations Security Council for adopting a new resolution prioritizing youth and […]

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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 […]

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


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 […]

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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 […]

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