Resolution 2419 (2018) is the second resolution by the United Nations Security Council on youth, peace and security and was unanimously adopted. It recognizes the positive role young people can play in negotiating and implementing peace agreements and conflict prevention. The resolution urges stakeholders to take young people’s views into account and facilitate their equal and full participation in peace and decision‑making processes at all levels. In addition, the resolution requests the Secretary-General to submit a report on the implementation of the resolution 2419 (2018) and 2250 (2015) on youth, peace and security, no later than May 2020. A Security Council debate on youth, peace and security was held 6 June 2018 with available meeting record and meeting coverage.
Resolution 2250 was the first Security Council resolution on youth, peace and security, which recognized the role of youth in sustaining peace. The Secretary-General was requested to carry out a Progress Study on youth’s positive contribution to peace processes and conflict resolution, which led to the Independent Progress Study on Youth Peace and Security: The Missing Peace (2018). The progress study served as a basis for resolution 2419 (2018).
The Independent study was discussed during an open debate, convened by Peru in April 2018, and served as a basis for the second resolution on youth, peace and security, adopted in June 2018 as resolution 2419. It recognized the role youth can play in conflict prevention and requested the Secretary-General to submit a report on the implementation of both resolutions no later than May 2020.