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TOGETHER for Youth, Peace and Security

Wed, 20/09/2017 - 13:27 -- Haitham Samy

On 25-27 September 2017 the European External Action Service, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office, the Anna Lindh Foundation, the European Youth Forum and the European Partnership for Children and Youth in Peacebuilding will organise an European consultation on Youth, Peace and Security in Brussels.

The consultation, which will gather 40 already selected young people from the region,  is a part of a global effort to bolster action on UN Security Council Resolution 2250 that calls for a greater role for young people in strengthening peace and security. In addition, it is part of regional consultations organised within the framework of the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security mandated by UN Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015). The discussions from various regional consultations, and other discussions with young people throughout the world, will feed into the Progress Study, highlighting the positive contribution of young people to peace building.

The event takes place 4 days after "International Day of Peace", a global initiative promoted by the UN General Assembly. This day is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and people. the theme for 2017 is "Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All".