Here are some useful resources:
A Closer Look at UNSCR 2250:
The UN Security Council Resolution 2250, Youth, Peace & Security is a key tool for those who want to promote policy or implement programs that enhance youth participation and inclusion in peacebuilding. To better understand what 2250 means, take a look at:
- 2250 explained: A more in-depth explanation of the resolution and what it means
- Guide to 2250: Everything you need to know about 2250 in one place: what does the resolution say? Why does it matter? What can you do with it?
- Guiding Principles on Young People’s Participation in Peacebuilding and Practice Note on Young People’s Participation in Peacebuilding: Guidance to key stakeholders, including Governments, UN entities, donors, national and international non-governmental organizations and civil society actors on meaningful youth engagement and participation, especially in conflict or transition settings.
- Agreed UN Language on youth participation in peacebuilding: An analysis on the language used and decisions made at the United Nations in Relation to youth, peace and security in the past decades.
Explore the Tools Available to You
The resources below are intended to help with the implementation of 2250 through local YPS coalitions, national policy in collaboration with Governments, or programs with peacebuilding organizations.
- Translating youth, peace and security policy into practice: Use this guide to kick-start UNSCR locally and nationally.
- Framework for Action: Youth, Peace and Security, From Policy to Practice: A strategic guide by the Inter-Agency Working Group on ways to shape this field.
- Transforming Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilders Guide: Insight for practitioners on successes and challenges of current practices to address violent extremism, including a chapter on youth, transforming violent extremism.
- Network for Youth in Transition: Comprehensive, evidence-baed, free resource site to foster an exchange of ideas and resources focused on youth, conflict and transition. It includes extensive research, funding, evaluations, blogs and informative videos on the topic.
Build on What Has Been Done
- Amman Youth Declaration: Outcome document of the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security that offers a roadmap towards a strengthened policy framework on Youth, Peace and Security
- Youth Action Agenda to Prevent Violent Extremism and Promote Peace: Outcome document of the Global Youth Summit against Violent Extremism, exploring youth participation in countering and preventing violent extremism.
There are other countless ways in which you can #Acton2250. You can join the conversation and share your input by registering on the Youth4Peace Portal, posting and connecting with other young peacebuilders through social media, or participating in online and in-person forums. For more information on how to get involved, click here.