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Giving Young People a Greater Voice in Peace and Security

2 May 2018 - 5:15pm to 6:30pm
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Chatham House, London

Participants

Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General, UN Peacebuilding Support Office
Graeme Simpson, Lead Author, The Missing Peace: Independent Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security
Nur Laiq, Member, UN Advisory Group on Youth, Peace and Security, UK
Salim Salamah, Member, UN Advisory Group on Youth, Peace and Security, Syria

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Overview

Young people have a crucial role to play in the promotion and maintenance of international peace and security. At a time when 42 per cent of the world’s population is under the age of 25, it is vital for states to ensure they are given a greater voice in conflict prevention and resolution.

Our panel will discuss how young people can make a positive contribution in maintaining peace and sustainable development. They will propose concrete measures for the peace and security community to work with young people in new ways in order to achieve this. Drawing on findings from the study The Missing Peace: Independent Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security, the speakers will present an innovative framework for engagement with peace and security challenges at local, national and international levels.

This event is held in partnership with Conciliation Resources, Saferworld, World Vision, United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (UN PBSO) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Copies of the Progress Study will be available at the event.

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