"I believe that achieving peace, justice and inclusion in any country is only possible when involving the youth". This is how Lynrose Jane D. Genon starts her blog "SDG 16: Our Life, Our Future - What do YOUth mean by Meaningful Inclusion?". Lynrose draws upon her personal experience of living through conflict and working for a culture of peace in the Philippines and sets forward recommendations on meaningful inclusion of youth in implementing SDG 16.

Lynrose is 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); and participant in the 16 x 16 Initiative. This is the first blog in a series of 16 blogs by the 16 x 16 participants.