Peace building

On December 9, 2015 the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted an historic resol­­ution that recognizes the important role young people play in the prevention and resolution of conflict. Resolution 2250 creates the framework for nations to engage and empower youth as workers of peace through five pillars:

  1. Participation,
  2. Protection,
  3. Prevention,
  4. Partnerships, and
  5. Disengagement and reintegration.

This resolution comes at a time when almost half of the world’s population is under the 24 years old, and an estimated 600 million youth live in conflict-affected areas.