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16 x 16 Blog Series


The 16 x 16 blog series recognizes and makes visible the leadership, agency and visions of 16 young people in the area of Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG 16) on peaceful, just and inclusive societies. 16 blogs are authored by the participants of the 16 x 16 Initiative and will be available online during 2019 and 2020.

16 x 16 BLOGS

#1: SDG 16: Our Life, Our Future - What do YOUth mean by Meaningful Inclusion?
By Lynrose Jane D. Genon (Philippines), co-director of Youth Amplifying, Co-Creating and Advocating Peace (Project YACAP); part of Young Women + for Peace and Leadership in the Philippines (YW+PL-PH); 16 x 16 participant.

#2: Conflict resolution from resilience and peacebuilding
By Dalia Francheska Marquez Anez (Venezuela), President of United Youth in Action; 16 x 16 participant.

#3: Youth drive Peace Advocacy
By Elisha Bano (Fiji), Act It Network; 16 x 16 participant

#4: Why innovative grassroots approaches matter to build inclusive peace
By Sihem Nasraoui (Tunisia), Peace Lab; 16 x 16 participant

#5: Youth in Local Governance
By Jagdish Kumar Ayer (Nepal), President of Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON); 16 x 16 participant

#6: Harnessing the Power of Young People to Achieve Sustainable Development
By Wevyn Muganda (Kenya); Beyond the Lines, Kauli Zetu Mtaani; 16 x 16 participant

#7: Youth SDG Accountability Platforms: The Success Story of the African Youth SDGs Summit
By Emmanuel Ametepey (Ghana), Convener - African Youth SDGs Summit; 16 x 16 participant

#8: Democracy in Young Hands: Call for Global Action on Protection of Young Human Rights Defenders (YHRDs)
By Charles Kajoloweka (Malawi), Founder and Executive Director of Youth and Society (YAS); 16 x 16 participant

#9: Young people go the extra-mile to advance SDG16 during the COVID-19 crisis
By the 16 x 16 participants & Nöella Richard, Youth empowerment team lead (global) & Maria Stage, Programme Analyst, United Nations Development Programme

#10: The contribution of art in peacebuilding
By Karim Habib (Egypt), co-founder and CEO at Educuality; 16 x 16 participant


More blogs by the 16 x 16 participants will be listed as they become available.

16 x 16 participants

The opinions, analysis and recommendations contained in the 16 x 16 blog series do not necessarily reflect the opinions of UNDP, its Executive Board, or Member States.