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"Youth Voices": youth experiences of grass roots peacebuilding from diverse contexts.

Generations For Peace; Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF); MBC Al Amal.

13:30-15:00, Wednesday 6 November 2018, Palais des Nations – Room IX.

Event title: "Youth Voices": youth experiences of grass roots peacebuilding from diverse contexts.

Event description: What does “peace” mean to youth in different contexts? What are youth experiences - both negative and positive - of grass roots initiatives for peacebuilding. Following the principles of UNSCR 2250 on Youth, Peace & Security, how can we ensure youth are engaged as a solution not an impediment to peacebuilding? What effective practices are emerging from local community initiatives? What experiences are there connecting government, civil society organisations, NGOs and UN agencies to effect systemic change in youth participation and autonomy to lead positive change, pushing beyond tokenistic consultation or instrumentalization of youth?

Sharing experiences from diverse cntexts in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, this panel of youth representatives of Generations For Peace, GCERF, and Middle East Broadcasting Center’s CSR programme “MBC Al Amal” (MBC Hope) will unpack these questions and offer concrete recommendations to practitioners and policy makers to prevent the potential of youth engagement in peacebuilding from being squandered, and to provide spaces for youth voices, youth participation and youth leadership, so that the vision of 2250 is achieved in practice and the full power and potential of youth engagement in peacebuilding can be unleashed.

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