Daily Archives: 21 December 2015

21 Dec, 2015

U.S. Institute of Peace Sudanese and South Sudanese Youth Leaders Program

Application Deadline: 12:00 Noon EST on Friday, January 1, 2016 Please read these instructions before beginning your application. We suggest you refer back to them as you fill out your application. Program Overview The Sudanese and South Sudanese Youth Leaders program brings Sudanese and South Sudanese peacebuilders between ages 18 and 35 to Washington, DC to be

21 Dec, 2015

UN-Habitat Congratulates Security Council in Youth Peacebuilding Resolution

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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 is a paradigm shift, away from the idea of young people being seen as a threat to security

21 Dec, 2015

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

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Story by UNFPA Palestinian youth and Y-Peer trainers from Syria and Jordan stand in front of a mural they have created at a school run by the UN Relief and Works Agency in Zarqa, Jordan. © Y-Peer/Abdelbari Hamad The United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution calling on countries to engage young people

21 Dec, 2015

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 youth-led organizations in peacebuilding and violence prevention efforts, and thanks the government of Jordan and the 10,000 young

21 Dec, 2015

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) https://twitter.com/nancylindborg/status/676526380213907456   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

21 Dec, 2015

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

21 Dec, 2015

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,