вторник, 29 декабря 2015 г.
Breaking: UN Security Council Adopts Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security
Today at 10 am ET, the United Nations Security Council adopted . Following recent attacks and acts of terror, the Resolution signals the world leaders’ acknowledgement of youth’s contribution to countering violent extremism, recognizing their role as crucial partners in building a safer world.
(Search), in collaboration with UNOY, World Vision, UN entities and other civil society organizations, has played a lead role in initiating and advocating for Resolution 2250 since 2011. Search has co-chaired the interagency working group responsible for supporting youth’s efforts leading up to Resolution 2250, including the , the at the Global Forum of Youth, Peace, and Security, and the at the Global Youth Summit Against Violent Extremism.
Statement by Shamil Idriss, President of Search for Common Ground:
The Resolution outlines the duty of governments to protect young people during conflict and in post-conflict societies, promote their participation in peacebuilding and peacekeeping, include youth participation at all levels of decision-making, and invest in youth’s educational and professional capabilities to disengage and reintegrate the minority of the world’s youth population involved in violence.
This document could have a groundbreaking impact on the way we deal with the resolution of conflicts, especially if followed by intensified youth-focused peacebuilding programming, for which the Resolution lays out a framework.
Statement by Saji Prelis, Co-Chair of the Inter-Agency Working Group on Youth and Peacebuilding and the Children & Youth Director at Search for Common Ground: