Asia-Pacific Youth for Peace Initiative

Youth for Peace certification for decision makers

No. of pages: 2

Publication date: May 2017

Author: United Nations

Publisher: United Nations

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Recognizing the importance of young people's role in peace and security, the Security Council, in December 2015, urged Member States to consider ways to give youth a greater voice in decision-making at the local, national, regional and international levels. Through the unanimous adoption of resolution 2250 (2015), which defined youth as persons aged 18 through 29, the Council also urged Member States to consider setting up mechanisms that would enable young people to participate meaningfully in peace processes and conflict resolution.
 
With this resolution in place, the United Nations Asia-Pacific Working Group on Youth has launched the #Youth4Peace Initiative that encourages Governments, at all levels of decision-making, to participate and commit to including young people, with special attention given to young women, in the peace process. This initiative is led by young people with the support of the United Nations.