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Peacebuilding in the “new” Gambia: Implementing a participatory, inclusive and local-ownership approach to conflict and development analysis

Gambian President Adama Barrow announced a four-year development plan to lay the foundations for sustainable economic growth. The main objective of the 2018-2021 National Development Plan (NDP) is to “deliver good governance and accountability, social cohesion, national reconciliation and a revitalized and transformed economy for the wellbeing of all Gambians.” On May 22, 2018, the government of The Gambia held a donor round table meeting in Brussels to present this plan. Ahead of this round table Interpeace, through its International Peacebuilding Advisory Team (IPAT), supported the…

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Youth, Peace and Security: Moving into Action

The 2018 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development addressed the politics of peace by assessing how different policies, processes and tools can be used to overcome political obstacles to building and sustaining peace. Interpeace and the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation hosted a two-part session on May 8 and 9, entitled: “Youth, Peace and Security: Moving into Action.”

Young people make up a quarter of the world’s population and many are already engaged in efforts to promote more peaceful and inclusive societies and prevent conflict. Despite the fact that they bring new and important…

Youth at the centre of peacebuilding: Director of Interpeace USA presents Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security to the UNSC

On Monday 23 April, an Open Debate on Youth, Peace and Security was held at the United Nations Security Council, on the eve of the High-level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace organized by the President of the General Assembly. On this occasion, Graeme Simpson, Director of Interpeace USA, presented the main findings and recommendations of the Progress Study conducted to support the implementation of Resolution 2250 (2015) on Youth, Peace and Security. Mr. Simpson was joined by Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth; Sophia Pierre-Antoine, member…

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Palestinian Youth Challenges and Aspirations

This report was commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Peace- building Support Offi 뤘 ce (PBSO) with funds from the Swedish International Development Coopera- tion Agency (Sida). The report was developed as a contribution to the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security mandated by Security Council Resolution 2250. The research and consulta- tions for this report followed the key research questions and methodology developed for the Progress Study.

The content of this report does not necessarily represent the views of the United Nations.

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Youth perspectives from the global North

This report presents the findings from two focus group discussions that were undertaken as a contribution to the Global Progress Study on Youth Peace and Security in Stockholm, Sweden on the 9th – 11th of August 2017. This study was conducted as a collaboration between Interpeace Sweden, The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and the Pluralism and Dialogue Institute at Fryshuset.

The content of this report does not necessarily represent the views of the United Nations.

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Youth, Peace and Security in the Northern Triangle of Central America

This report was commissioned by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) with funds from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The report was developed as a contribution to the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security mandated by Security Council Resolution 2250. The research and consultations for this report followed the key research questions and methodology developed for the Progress Study.
The content of this report does not necessarily represent the views of the United Nations.

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Enabling young people’s meaningful participation to build peace – Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) is now published

UN Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) was the first resolution to acknowledge the critical role young women and men play in the sustainability and promotion of international peace and security. As a response to Resolution 2250, in August 2016, UN Secretary-General appointed Graeme Simpson, Director of Interpeace USA, to develop a progress study on youth’s positive contribution to peace processes and conflict resolution.  This progress study will help recommend effective responses on how to give youth a greater voice in decision-making at local, national, regional and…

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Communiqué du Conseil de sécurité sur l'attaque terroriste à Kaboul, Afghanistan (en anglais)

22 mars 2018

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 21 March, on Nowruz, which resulted in at least 33 people killed and 65 injured, for which the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) has claimed responsibility.

The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government of Afghanistan and they wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured.

LE CONSEIL CONCLUT SON DÉBAT GÉNÉRAL SUR LES RAPPORTS DU SECRÉTAIRE GÉNÉRAL ET DU HAUT-COMMISSARIAT AUX DROITS DE L'HOMME

22 mars 2018

Le Conseil des droits de l’homme a conclu, ce matin, son débat général, entamé hier, sur les rapports du Secrétaire général et du Haut-Commissariat aux droits de l’homme, en entendant les déclarations de très nombreux intervenants*, majoritairement des représentants d’organisations non gouvernementales (ONG). 

Les pays concernés par les rapports du Secrétaire général et du Haut-Commissariat étaient le Burundi, la Colombie, Chypre, le Guatemala, le Honduras, l’Iran et Sri Lanka.  C’est surtout la situation…

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Protect Lake Vättern

This article is complementary to the “Water is Life” event co-organised by Green Cross and Urbergsgruppen Grenna-Norra Kärr. [Find out more] Vättern supplies 11 Swedish municipalities with drinking water and another five municipalities are soon to connect to the lake. The municipalities of Örebro, Hallsberg, Kumla, Laxå and Lekeberg have recently decided to build an […]

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