Youth

International Day of Peace: Volunteering for Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace in West and Central Africa

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With ongoing violent conflicts and tensions in many parts of the world, the United Nations Secretary General’s Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) is scaling up its efforts to build and sustain peace while developing partnerships with organizations such as the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, to support peacebuilding initiatives in conflict-affected situations across the world.

Adopting Resolution 2419 (2018), Security Council Calls for Increasing Role of Youth in Negotiating, Implementing Peace Agreements

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Recognizing the role youth could play in conflict prevention and resolution, the Security Council today urged the Secretary‑General and his Special Envoys to take their views into account in security‑related discussions, and to facilitate their equal and full participation at decision‑making levels.

EU's Youth, Peace and Security event to focus on youth in promoting peace & security

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The youth population of the world is estimated 1.8 billion, the largest it has ever been. The crucial role that youth can play in promoting peace, security and peacebuilding will be the subject of an EU conference on "Youth, Peace and Security, Promoting Youth in Peace building" on 23-24 May in Brussels. It will bring together young peacebuilders, senior EU leaders, the UN, MEPs and civil society from Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean.You can join and follow all the discussions using the hashtag #youth4peace.

Young People Powerful Agents for Resolving, Preventing Conflict, Speakers Tell Security Council Open Debate amid Calls to Change Negative Stereotypes

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SC/13312

23 APRIL 2018

SECURITY COUNCIL

8241ST MEETING (AM)

 

Secretary-General’s Youth Envoy Decries ‘Policy Panic’ Stemming from Unfounded Assumptions that Young People Are Violent

 

The Missing Peace: Independent Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security

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UNSCR2250

In December 2015, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted, under the leadership of Jordan, resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security (YPS), the first resolution fully dedicated to the important and positive role young women and men play in the maintenance and promotion of international peace and security.

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