40 youth from 20 countries joined the Asia-Pacific Youth, Peace and Security Consultation Forum, hosted by UNDP and UNFPA, on 16-19 May 2017, to engage in deep discussion on the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015) for the first time in Asia-Pacific region. Over 20 partners ranging from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), UN Agencies and donor governments came to learn more and interact with the 2250 agenda through the youth’s perspectives.
IFRC’s Youth and Volunteering Officer, Ms. Kum Jo Ho, was one of the panelists in the Asia-Pacific Youth, Peace, Security Consultation Forum as a panelist by presenting IFRC’s activities on youth engagement into peace-building actions.
The youth, as the key panelists, received introductory substantive Insider Mediation Training through Clingendael Institute and IFRC and also joined a Facebook live discussion which has received around 75,000 views, 425 likes and 80 shares raising awareness of the importance of youth agents in peace and security. View the Facebook live discussion here. More importantly youth needs and how youth could work with them to ensure that youth are a part of our peace and security plans in Asia-Pacific region are heard. After this event, UNDP invited IFRC to be a panelist in the South-South Exchange Volunteerism Forum to be held on 20-23 June 2017.
To read more:
- Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security [link to external site]
- Asia-Pacific Youth, Peace, Security – A Regional Consultation Terms of Reference
- Asia-Pacific Youth, Peace, Security – A Regional Consultation Agenda