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Palais des Nations

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Youth Perspectives on Peace, Peacebuilding, and Preventing Violent Extremism: turning 2250 into action.

Generations For Peace; Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF); Peace Nexus Foundation

13:00-14:15, Wednesday 7 November 2018, Palais des Nations – Room XI.

What does “peace” mean to youth in different contexts? What are youth experiences of grass roots initiatives for peacebuilding and preventing violent extremism (PVE)? 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 and PVE? 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 the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, this panel of youth representatives of Generations For Peace, the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund, and Peace Nexus Foundation will unpack these questions and offer concrete recommendations to practitioners and policy makers to prevent youth tokenism in peacebuilding, community security and PVE, to provide spaces for youth voices, youth participation and youth leadership, so that the vision of 2250 is achieved in practice.

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