The Youth, Peace and Security agenda is gaining more and more momentum, marking a shift in the understanding of role of young people in peacebuilding and statebuilding. Young people are undeniably partners for change and including them at all levels will accelerate the implementation of the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda. Young people continue to play a key role in forging this agenda by telling governments and the UN their needs and ideas through a broad consultative process. The United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250, adopted in December 2015, is the first international policy framework that recognizes the positive role young people play in conflict prevention and resolution, countering violent extremism and building peace.
The CSPPS advocacy following the adoption of the Resolution was the foundation of its efforts towards implementation of a Youth, Peace and Security agenda in all the areas of the Platform work. Earlier the Platform provided support for the National launch of the UNSCR2250 in Nigeria in October 2016. The report of the launch in Nigeria has triggered the interest of other CSPPS member organizations to embark on the launch in their respective context. A Sierra Leonean Youth-led organization, Youth Partnership for Peace and Development (YPPD) has recently secured CSPPS support to organize the launch of the UNSCR2250 in Sierra Leone on 28 February 2017.
The YPPD, a member of the CSPPS Country Team in Sierra Leone, aims to create the required awareness of the UNSCR2250 and deliberate on possible action points for joint implementation among all stakeholders concerned.
Participants of the launch will include: Senior representatives from respective Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs); Young people, primarily representing youth organizations and youth groups; UN agencies: UNFPA, UNDP, UNWomen and FAO; LNGO, CSOs, INGOs; Foundations and donor agencies; Academia; Media; Children’s groups and Leaders; Council of Paramount Chiefs and Local Councils.
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