Youth aspirations for peace and security

Jan 2018
Youth aspirations for peace and security
In December 2015, the United Nations Security Council adopted UNSCR 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. The resolution was the first to recognise the important role young people can play in preventing conflicts, and sustaining peace. Conciliation Resources was invited by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to contribute to the Progress Report on UNSCR 2250. Between July and September 2017, we conducted participatory research with 494 young people living in Afghanistan, Jammu and Kashmir, South Sudan, the Georgian-Abkhaz context, and among youth of the Ogaden diaspora living in the United Kingdom.

Five ways to support youth inclusion in peacebuilding

Young people who have experienced conflict firsthand have a vital role to play in peacebuilding. They have a clear vision of what peace could look like in their countries and communities, and have the drive to work towards the realisation of these goals. 
 
However, in many cases they are seen not as positive forces for peace, but rather as threats to it.

Film - From Garissa to Liberia: lessons for peacebuilding

In September, ten peacebuilders travelled from Kenya to West Africa to learn from each other’s challenges and successes, to help them build more peaceful and inclusive societies. In this film, they share what they learnt.

Innovative Kenya-Liberia exchange visit shares lessons of peace

An innovative new learning exchange which took place this month, saw a group of peacebuilders from north east Kenya travel to Liberia to learn more about community peace platforms, cross-border peacebuilding and conflict resolution.

Share your peacebuilding story: #IAmAPeacebuilder

To mark this year's International Day of Peace, on 21 September, we want to highlight and celebrate the community of people building peace around the world.

Resolving resource-based conflict: Hassan Osman Shuri

Hassan Osman Shuri lives in Garissa, northern Kenya and is the secretary of the Garissa Township Peace Committee.

Community peacebuilders call for calm during and after Kenyan elections

Ahead of local and national elections taking place in Kenya this week, local peacebuilders have been calling for calm in the northern county of Garissa, a region identified as a potential hotspot for post-election violence.

Infographic: Annual Report 2016

Explore our interactive graphic to find out more about our peacebuilding work and achievements in 2016.