Realising Inclusivity

About this initiative

The ‘Realising Inclusivity’ initiative takes as its starting point the concept of inclusivity as an established norm in international policy, affirming the idea that diverse groups across a broad spectrum of society should have a say in processes that affect them. Recognising that the inclusion of different stakeholders can be meaningful for a variety of reasons, the initiative specifically focuses on the inclusion of marginalised groups, including (but not limited to) women and youth. It also acknowledges civil society as providing the space in which the voices of marginalised groups are most often organised and channelled.

Latest publication

Realising Inclusivity: The role of the United Nations in promoting inclusion at the country level

How do UN Country Teams understand and act on international policy recognition of the importance of social, economic and political inclusion for sustainable peace and development?

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Rountable series: The Africa We Want!

Inclusive Peacebuilding in The Gambia

In July 2021 the Foundation organised a roundtable, together with civil society partners, to identify ways to enhance inclusive peacebuilding in the Gambia by strengthening collaboration between civil society and regional organisations.

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Africa We Want


The United Nations: A Champion for Youth?

This Development Dialogue paper by Sarah Smith explores how and to what extent the UN promotes the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda and supports the inclusion of youth at the country level.

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The road to the UN in NYC

Special paper series

Making the HLPF More Inclusive

This paper series aims to provide reflections on how the HLPF process can become more inclusive of a broad range of stakeholders and more purposefully focused on the implementation of the principle of leaving no one behind.

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Focus area

Youth, Peace and Security

Supporting the implementation of Security Council resolutions 2250 and 2419 on Youth, Peace and Security for the meaningful engagement of young people in peace and development.



Inclusive Peacebuilding: Recognised but not Realised

This issue of Development Dialogue explores how to support and practice inclusive peacebuilding, urging a move away from symbolic engagement to genuine participation.

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Video: Youth Inclusion and the Protection of Civil Space