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The Youth Dimensions of International Peace and Security

The Youth Dimensions of International Peace and Security

Children & Young People

At a recent international event on the Gender Dimensions of International Peace and Security in the UAE, organised by TRENDS Research & Advisory, the inclusion of youth was a strong theme that emerged from the keynote speakers and panel members. The Women, Peace and Security Agenda is the product...

26 Feb 2018

Investing in Youth for the Development of Human Capital

Investing in Youth for the Development of Human Capital

Children & Young People

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace recently published a report titled Arab World Horizons: Arab Fractures: Citizens, States, and Social Contract. The Report examines the widespread lack of human development in the MENA region and attempts to identify key areas where governments can take action. Investing in human capital...

04 Apr 2017

Discovering the Voice of Youth on the Happiness Factor

Discovering the Voice of Youth on the Happiness Factor

Children & Young People

What makes us happy?  Does happiness contribute to successful economies, peace, development, a good environment?  The United Nations, in 2012, held a high-level meeting to address the issue of “Happiness and Well-Being.”  The impetus for this meeting came from discussions over the sustainable development goals and the well-being of...

14 Nov 2016

Education as a Security Imperative in Post-Conflict Development

Education as a Security Imperative in Post-Conflict Development

Children & Young People

Reports of armed conflicts around the world have become a familiar headline on the television, in the newspapers and online. Much of the reporting includes the impact that violence and war has on children, often containing graphic images of children in horrendous circumstances. For example, images of child soldiers...

17 Feb 2016

Youth as Partners in Peace and Security: United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250

Youth as Partners in Peace and Security: United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250

Children & Young People

On December 9, 2015 the United Nations Security Council adopted unanimously the first ever resolution on youth, peace and security focusing on the crucial role of young men and women in peacebuilding and their positive contributions to post-conflict reconciliation, and countering violent extremism (CVE). As with similar resolutions in...

09 Feb 2016