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UN Security Council Calls for Increasing Role of Youth in Implementing Peace Agreements

On June 5, 2018 United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopting resolution 2419 (2018) which called on all relevant actors to consider ways for increasing the representation of young people when negotiating and implementing peace agreements, recognizing that their marginalization was detrimental to building sustainable peace and countering violent extremism, as and when conducive to terrorism.

By other terms, the Council called on Member States to protect educational institutions as spaces free from all violence, ensure they were accessible to all youth and take steps to address young women’s equal enjoyment of their right to education.  It recommended the Peacebuilding Commission include in its advice ways to engage young people in national efforts to build and sustain peace, particularly urging appropriate regional and subregional bodies to facilitate their constructive engagement.

You can read full text of this resolution at: https://www.un.org/press/en/2018/sc13368.doc.htm