The Somali Launch of the Amman Declaration on Youth, Peace and Security was the first national follow-up event to the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security, hosted by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on 21 and 22 August 2015.
The launch was an opportunity to highlight the positive roles and leadership that Somali youth could play and is already playing in preventing and resolving conflict, violence and extremism. In the light of the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, unanimously adopted on 9 December 2015, the event in Mogadishu was also a unique opportunity to discuss and agree specific recommendations for the practical implementation of the Resolution 2250 in Somalia.
The event, which took place at the AMISOM hangar in MIA, was organized jointly by UNSOM and the RCO, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Youth & Sports and the Somali youth-led organizations Y-Peer and Maan Somalia. The event was enabled with financial support from UNDP Somalia and the UN-Habitat Youth Unit.