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Youth, Peace & Security in Asia and the Pacific - A Regional Consultation

Youth4Peace Facilitator • 14 April 2017

*** Please note that participation in this event is by invitation only. Participants were selected through an application process which has now closed ***


Artwork by: Bima Pratama Putra

Following both the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security held in Amman in 2015 and UN Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015), the United Nations is convening the Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on Youth, Peace & Security to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from 16-19 May 2017.

The consultation is being organised by UNFPA, UNV, UN Women and UNDP in partnership with the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) and several other UN agencies.

Across Asia and the Pacific, a number of armed conflicts continue to rage, with flashpoints, frozen conflicts, unresolved territorial disputes and internal tensions continuing to pose threats to peace, prosperity and progress in sustainable human development.

The region is home to 717 million youth, or 60% of the world’s young people between the ages of 15 and 24. Youth caught up in conflicts often suffer the most from them, yet they also offer some of the best and brightest ideas to solve them and build lasting peace and cohesion.

This consultation is all about ensuring these young people have a voice and a real chance to shape how the UN works with young people in it’s efforts to foster peace around the world for years to come.

 

Join the conversation!
 

  • Follow on Twitter using #Youth4Peace
     

  • Thursday 18 May, 11:00 am (Bangkok time) “Imagine: Youth at the Core of Peace & Security” - an interactive discussion between youth and regional and national partners - Join on Facebook HERE
     

  • Join the regional group (sign-in required).
     

 

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The Youth, Peace & Security in Asia and the Pacific Regional Consultation is supported by:

 

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Artwork by: Bima Pratama Putra