FEATURE | 9 Dec 2020

Youth for peace

Five years since UNSCR 2250

Placeholder Participants at a Youth Leadership Camp for Climate Change in Indonesia. Image: Creative Commons, Flickr / UN CC:Learn under CC BY-NC 2.0

Today marks the fifth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 2250, which called for increased participation of young people in decision-making.


 

Today marks the fifth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 2250, which called for increased participation of young people in decision-making, peace processes, and dispute resolution.

Unanimously adopted by the Security Council, the resolution recognised the need to include people aged 18-29 more actively in critical debates and decisions. As the largest generation of youth ever, today's young people could prove decisive in steering our societies away from conflicts and the climate crisis, and toward sustainable peace.

In this clip, our Executive Director Andrew Gilmour shares his optimism about the emerging influence of today's young people.

The complete text of the resolution is available here.


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