On July 10 and 11, the Youth Advocacy Team of the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY Peacebuilders) will participate in two events taking place in New York, and we would hereby like to cordially invite you to both events.
The Youth Advocacy Team consists of eight young people from around the globe. The mission of the Youth Advocacy Team is to advocate, on behalf of UNOY Peacebuilders, for youth to play a meaningful role in peacebuilding, conflict prevention and conflict resolution, for youth and youth organizations in promoting peace and non-violence, and mobilizing youth for post-conflict reconstruction. For more information about the team, please click here.
Events in New York
On July 10 the Inter-Agency Network on Youth and Development (IANYD) and Sub-Working Group on Youth Participation in Peacebuilding is pleased to announce a brown bag discussion with the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY) on 10 July 2013, 12-1.30pm, at UNFPA (605 Third Avenue, between 39th and 40th street – conference room 5D).
- Why? – A growing number of youth organizations across the globe are calling for a robust policy framework to recognize and promote the active and positive contribution of young people to peacebuilding. Among them, the United Network of Young Peacebuilders, a global network of youth people and youth organizations, is advocating for the adoption of a United Nations Security Council Resolution on Youth, Peace and Security that would acknowledge the positive role young people play in the aftermath of conflict and the need for them to meaningfully participate as agents of peace and stability for their societies. The UNOY team will include members from Afghanistan, Argentina, Egypt, India, Irak/Kurdistan, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan and the USA.
- Who? – The Sub-Working Group on Youth Participation in Peacebuilding, led by the Peacebuilding Support Office and Search from Common Ground, brings together UN entities, NGO and civil society organizations to promote young people’s participation in peacebuilding. The Sub-Working Group will be holding a meeting at 10am on 10 July, immediately before the brownbag discussion – all are welcome to attend (conference room 5D, 10am-12pm).
On July 11, UNOY Peacebuilders together with Save the Children will host a discussion on youth participation in peacebuilding in the Beyond-2015 agenda. Speakers include Ahmad Alhindawi, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth and Edward J Flynn, Senior Human Rights Officer of the Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee and its Executive Directorate (CTED).
- Why? – The aim of this event is to raise awareness among civil society organizations, international agenda, and UN Missions about the importance of meaningful youth participation in all levels of peacebuilding processes and to link this discussion to the Post 2015-Agenda The Youth Advocacy Team will talk about their experiences as young peacebuilders and give their response to the High Level Panel Report.