Youth in Peace and Security Community of Practice Webinar
The Missing Peace -
Independent Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security
Thursday, May 3, 2018
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (EDT)
Join Cécile Mazzacurati and Noëlla Richard on a presentation and discussion about the Security Council version of the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security (YPS). The Study defines critical issues and areas of interventions for the YPS agenda. It is an agenda-setting document, defining a strategy for the implementation of resolution SCR 2250. The Progress Study was developed through a uniquely participatory research process, including face-to-face discussions (focus group discussions, regional and national consultations) with a total of 4,230 young people, as well as research in 27 countries, surveys and mapping exercises.
Contribute to a brainstorming on how young people can be engaged as active agents of change by bringing examples from your own work.
In December 2015, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, the first resolution fully dedicated to the important and positive role young women and men play in the maintenance and promotion of international peace and security. In August 2016, an independent lead author, Graeme Simpson, was appointed to develop the Progress Study. The Study is supported by the UN system and partners but it is independent, demonstrating young people’s positive role in sustaining peace and proposing concrete recommendations for the peace and security community to work with young people in new ways.
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On the day of the event you can access the webinar here.
- Cécile Mazzacurati, Secretariat, Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security, UNFPA/PBSO
- Noella Richard, Global Youth Policy Specialist / Youth Global Programme Manager, UNDP/BPPS/GP
Opening and Introduction: Maria Brindlmayer, co-champion, Youth in Peace and Security Community of Practice
Moderator: Jen Heeg, co-champion, Youth in Peace and Security Community of Practice
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Cécile Mazzacurati heads the joint United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) / Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) Secretariat that supports the development of the Security Council-mandated Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security. Cécile is also the co-chair, on behalf of PBSO, of the Inter-agency Working Group on Youth & Peacebuilding. Cécile has worked for nearly 15 years at the United Nations on youth and gender in peacebuilding and humanitarian settings.