Launch of Report on the United Nation Independent Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security (YPS)””

By Maliki Duro, Abuja.

Chief Nesechah Andy Nkenemme, (IPCN) speaking with the press men in Abuja, Friday 21st March 2019, The launch of report on United Nations Independent Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security and the Role of veryYoung people in preventing Violent Extremism in the Lake Chad Basin.

The International Dialogue on peace building and state building (IDPS) is the first forum for political dialogue to bring, together country affected by conflict and fragility, development partners, and civil society.

IDPS was endorsed during the High Level Meeting on Aid Effectiveness in Accra, Ghana in September 2008 to ensure a better and more focused effort to address the challenges of conflict and fragility globally.

However Andy, said the UN Security Council Resolution 2250(UNSCR2250) was passed after more than 10,000 young people called for it in the AMMAN YOUTH DECLARATION, adopted during the Global forum on Youth, peace and security in August 2015. The Resolution marks the birth of a youth, peace and security agenda and was very much inspired by the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.

The youth, peace and security agenda embedded in the UNSCR 2250 Was also recognized and incorporated in the international Dialogue on Peace building and State building 2016 Stockholm Declaration “Addressing Fragility and Building peace in a Changing World” an action agenda and work plant that is presently guiding the implementation of the IDPS principles and the New Deal for the next 5 years.

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