Progress Study Thematic Papers
The Progress Study is drawing on the thematic expertise of scholars and practitioners to analyze key areas related to the Youth, Peace & Security agenda. Numerous partner organizations have undertaken to develop thematic background papers and country-level analyses, to inform the Study and also help guide their own institutional thinking around youth, peace and security. These papers will provide background research, specific evidence, analytical thinking and recommendations on specific themes and topics related to the YPS agenda. The views and opinions expressed in these papers are those of the authors / organizations and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any entity of the United Nations. Further papers will be included below as soon as they become available.
Strengthening youth engagement in post-Jasmine Revolution Tunisia
By Amal Bourhrous and Sarah Smith, the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
With the aim to identify challenges that restrain youth engagement in peace processes and strategies to overcome these obstacles, the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation is exploring experiences of youth in peacebuilding in Myanmar, Liberia and Tunisia. The work builds on the Foundation’s Development Dialogue no. 63 on Inclusive Peacebuilding: Recognised but not Realised, which identifies young people as a key stakeholder group in the process of building sustainable peace. This paper presents some preliminary findings from the Tunisia case study and from a consultation workshop on this theme organised by the Foundation in May 2016 in Uppsala, Sweden, with youth from a variety of backgrounds.