The High-Level Global Conference on Youth-Inclusive Peace Process will be held virtually on 20-21 January 2022, co-hosted by the State of Qatar, Governments of Finland and Colombia and co-organized with civil society and UN partners. The event is co-organized by the Office of the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth (OSGEY) and Search for Common Ground (SFCG) in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA/PBSO), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Education Above All (EAA), and the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY).
The programme is structured around the following five themes:
- Youth, Peace & Security in today’s world
- Moving beyond words
- Inclusive peace processes
- Inter-generational trust
- Youth in their diversity
The virtual Global Conference aims: (1) to secure national commitments to advance gender-responsive country-level operationalization of the Youth Peace and Security (YPS) agenda, and (2) to strengthen political will and commitment towards including youth into peace processes with particular focus on young women. Interactive and action-oriented discussions will be convened across five themes between Heads of State and other high-level Government representatives, young peacebuilders, and representatives of intergovernmental organisations, CSOs, academia, and donors. Expected outputs include a high-level joint statement and guidelines in support of the country-level operationalization of the YPS agenda, and a five-year strategy on strengthening youth-inclusive peace processes.
How to attend the virtual conference?
Visit the conference webpage for updates and information on which sessions are being livestreamed.