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Regional Consultations

Youth4Peace Facilitator • 18 April 2017
Regional Consultations

Regional Consultations are being organized in all regions with selected young people. These two to three day long Regional Consultations are being co-led by UNFPA and UNDP, and co-organized, supported and funded by various UN entities and regional partners. The involvement of civil society partners is also a priority in the organization of these consultations. These consultations will be essential in validating findings and formulating recommendations.




East and Southern Africa

As part of a series of regional consultations the United Nations is organizing a consultation for the East and Southern Africa region, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 1 to 3 August 2017.

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West and Central Africa

The United Nations is organizing a regional consultation on YPS in West and Central Africa, to be held in Cotonou, Benin from 11 to 13 September 2017.

Arab States Region

The Arab States Regional Consultation and High-Level Dialogue, held in Amman, Jordan, from 4 to 6 December 2016, was the first of a series of regional consultations for the Progress Study. It was organized by UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA and the Peacebuilding Support Office. There were 59 young participants selected out of 4,000 applications gathered through an open call. These young men and women came from 18 different countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, the State of Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Participants were selected on the basis of their active engagement in peace and security issues, their involvement with youth-led organizations, youth-focused organization or affiliation with peacebuilding networks and non-violence movements, ensuring gender and age balance. The meeting was organized in two parts: the first two days were dedicated to the youth consultation for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security. These consultations were facilitated by 3 youth facilitators from the region, through a series of parallel interactive break-out discussions. The third day was conceived as an opportunity to facilitate a dialogue between the youth participants and other regional stakeholders around the youth, peace and security agenda.

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Asia and the Pacific

The Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on Youth, Peace & Security was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 16 to 19 May 2017.

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

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.

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Eastern Europe and Central Asia

On 23-25 May 2017, UNDP and UNFPA, in partnership with the Peacebuilding Support Office, organized the Europe and Central Asia Regional Consultation on Youth, Peace and Security in Istanbul, Turkey.

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As part of a series of regional consultations organised within the framework of the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security mandated by UNSCR 2250, the European External Action Service, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office, the Anna Lindh Foundation, the European Youth Forum and the European Partnership for Children and Youth in Peacebuilding, will organise a European consultation on Youth, Peace and Security, from 25 to 27 September 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

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Latin America & the Caribbean

From 29 to 31 May 2017, the “Regional Consultation on Youth, Peace and Security: Voices of youth in Latin America and the Caribbean” was held in Panamá, where the contributions of young people in preventing violence and conflict and promoting and strengthening of peace were discussed and analysed. This event would not have been possible without the collaboration and exchange amongst the following organizations: OAS, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UN Peacebuilding Support Office, UN Volunteers and UN Women.

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