Youth Aspirations for Peace & Security
United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2250 (2015) on Youth, Peace and Security requested the Secretary-General to carry out a Progress Study on ‘youth’s positive contribution to peace processes and conflict resolution, in order to recommend effective responses at local, national, regional and international levels’. Conciliation Resources was invited by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to contribute to the Progress Report through a set of case studies. In identifying input, Conciliation Resources selected regions that had significant experience of violent conflict, but where the perspectives of those affected are not often heard. Consultations with youth took place in Afghanistan, the Georgian-Abkhaz context, Jammu and Kashmir, South Sudan, and among Ogaden diaspora youth living in the UK. Click on the link below to see the full report.