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Young People's Participation In Peacebuilding: A Practice Note
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Throughout the world, more than 600 million young people live in fragile and conflict- affected contexts today. 1 They are among the most affected by the multiple and often interlinked forms of violence – from political violence and criminal gangs to organized crime and terrorist attacks that plague their countries and communities, bearing enormous
and long-lasting human, social and economic costs. Over the past decade, the involvement of some young people – particularly young men, but also increasingly young women – in violence and extremist groups has led some to paint youth generally as a threat to global security and stability. But research shows that youth who participate actively in violence are a minority, while the majority of youth – despite the injustices, deprivations and abuse they can confront daily, particularly in conflict contexts – are not violent and do not participate in violence. Moreover, a growing body of evidence suggests that young women and men can and do play active roles as agents of positive and constructive change. The recently adopted Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security marks the formal recognition of the positive role young women and men for the maintenance of international peace and security.
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UN ,   (2016 )
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Progress Report in English
Keywords:
CONFLICT, POLITICAL VIOLENCE, CRIME, TERRORIST ATTACKS, YOUTH, PEACE, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION, PEACE BUILDING, GENDER EQUALITY, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SOCIAL SERVICES, POLITICAL MOVEMENTS, GOVERNANCE, CIVIL SOCIETY, GENDER BASED VIOLENCE, SEXUAL VIOLENCE, EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION, LEADERSHIP, DISCRIMINATION, VOCATIONAL TRAINING, EMPOWERMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, YOUTH EMPLOYMENT, POVERTY, YOUTH POLICY, CAPACITY BUILDING, RECONSTRUCTION, YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
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 UN : International Peace and Security
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01.03.00  -  Maintenance Of Peace And Security
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