Long before the 2015 adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, young people were working to prevent violence, transform conflict and build peace in their communities. UNSCR 2250 sought to be a turning point, and its resulting progress study, “The Missing Peace: Independent Progress Study on Youth and Peace and Security,” updates this outdated narrative and demonstrates young people’s positive role in sustaining peace.
On Thursday, April 11, USIP and the Global Coalition on Youth, Peace and Security held an interactive, intergenerational conversation with the study’s lead author, Graeme Simpson, as well as youth and peacebuilding experts and young peacebuilders from around the world.
Nancy Lindborg, Welcoming Remarks
President, U.S. Institute of Peace
Program Officer, Youth, U.S. Institute of Peace
Youth Peace Leader, Venezuela
Lead Author of the Progress Study and Director, Interpeace USA
Noella Richard, moderator
Youth Team Leader, United Nations Development Program
Saji Prelis, closing remarks
Director of Children & Youth Programs, Search for Common Ground