20 Oct, 2016

[CLOSED] CALL for Applications: Arab States Regional Workshop on Peacebuilding

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(Click here for Arabic version) Are you between 15 and 35 years old and from the Arab Region? Are you engaged in activities to build peace and reduce violence in your community or country? Have you been dedicated to conflict resolution or mediation at a regional, national or local level and are seeking to exchange experiences

3 Oct, 2016

How World Leaders Brought Youth to the 71st UN General Assembly

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During the High-Level Segment of the 71st UN General Assembly, an unprecedented number of world leaders emphasized in their national statements the role of youth in shaping a better future. Specifically, 59 Member States highlighted the importance of youth development and participation, recognizing young people’s contributions to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to international

2 Sep, 2016

In Sri Lanka, UN Chief Highlights Key Role of Young People in Building Peace and Sustainable Development

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From UN News Centre   Involvement of all sections of the society, in particular its young people, in bottom-up peace building approaches is vital to ensure sustainable social justice, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today at a youth event in Sri Lanka. “Why should young people be sent off to fight wars, but be

5 Aug, 2016

UN Youth Envoy Meets with UN Country Team and Youth Advisory Panel in Tunisia

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On the last day of his visit to Tunisia, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi met with the UN Country Team in Tunisia represented by the heads of the different UN Agencies in the country. The UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Mounir Tabet welcomed the Envoy and informed him about the progress achieved in the

4 Aug, 2016

UN Youth Envoy Highlights Strategic Areas for Working with and for Libyan Youth

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Concluding his visit to Tunisia with a special focus on Libya, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi was joined by the UN Resident Coordinator in Libya Ali Al-Zatari in highlighting three strategic areas the UN will focus on in working with and for Libyan youth. The three areas of focus include: enhancing youth participation

3 Aug, 2016

Alhendawi Meets Young Libyans, Discusses Their Role in Promoting Peace and Security

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On 3 August 2016, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi began a two-day visit to Tunisia to assess young people’s engagement in peacebuilding and development efforts in both Libya and Tunisia. As part of the Libya-focused leg of the visit, the Youth Envoy met with the leadership of the UN Support Mission in

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

24 Aug, 2015

Amman Youth Declaration Adopted at Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

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The outset of the two-day Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security that took place 21 and 22nd of August, 2015 in Jordan, held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II in partnership with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the United Nations and civil society organizations, marked the adoption

21 Aug, 2015

Secretary-General’s Message to Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

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Delivered by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) I am pleased to send greetings to all participants at this important Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security. I thank His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II of Jordan, as well as the Government and people of