Events at USIP

Youth - The Missing Peace

April 12, 2019

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resulting progress study, “The Missing Peace: Independent Progress Study on Youth and Peace and Security,” updates this outdated narrative and demonstrates young people’s positive role in sustaining peace.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. 

Speakers:
Nancy Lindborg, Welcoming Remarks
President, U.S. Institute of Peace

Aubrey Cox
Program Officer, Youth, U.S. Institute of Peace

Giannina Raffo
Youth Peace Leader, Venezuela

Graeme Simpson
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

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