Event

The Missing ‘Peace’: anniversary seminar on youth, peace and security

Join Fryshuset and the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation for an interactive session on youth and peace on Human Rights Day

Event details

Date:10 December 2018
Time:16:00 - 18:00 A mingle with refreshments will follow.
Venue:Fryshuset, Hammarby Sjöstad, Stockholm
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Fryshuset and the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation welcome you to a discussion on 10 December celebrating the third year anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. 

The UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2250 almost three years ago on 9 December, calling for the engagement of youth in efforts to bring about peace and conflict resolution. A global Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security was submitted to the Security Council in March 2018, highlighting how young people are already contributing to peace and security and the need for greater collaboration in supporting these efforts and ensuring that they are meaningfully included in decision making.

10 December is also International Human Rights Day. As we observe this day, it is important to recognise that many young people operate in environments where they may face retaliation for voicing their opinions. Young people consulted for the Progress Study underscored the importance of protecting human rights in promoting youth engagement and sustainable peace and development.

Annabella Stieren, a documentary filmmaker from Germany, and Nathan Sampaio from Brazil will kick off the discussion by presenting a brief documentary on youth engagement across the world and their exciting work to implement Resolution 2250.

Speakers

  • Minna Höggren, former Fryshuset youth Ambassador and activist
  • Erike Tanghøj, Folke Bernadotte Academy
  • Joao Scarpelini, UN Youth Advisor Integrated Office of the UN Resident Coordinator for Somalia
  • Liam Sallmander, Tillsammans för Sverige, Fryshuset
  • Linda Skogsby, Market and development, Fryshuset
  • Khalid Mohammed, For the People Vivalla

The discussion will be moderated by Simón Cabrera Ebers, founder of Fryshuset’s project Peace Leaders, and Sarah Smith, Programme Officer at the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation.

Join Fryshuset and the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation for an interactive session focused on the concrete implementation of policy towards the inclusion of youth: How are youth contributing to peace and security in their communities? What is needed to implement SCR 2250 at the local level where conflict and insecurity is prevalent? What role do grassroots initiatives have in implementing the Resolution? How can actors like Sweden and the United Nations support these grassroots initiatives and ensure that their rights to participation are met?

Follow the conversation on Twitter and Facebook: #Youth4Peace #ActOn2250 #MissingPeace

We will livestream the event here.