Youth and Sustainable Peace

15 October, 2018

Ritz Carlton Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Past Event


TRENDS Research & Advisory, together with Women in International Security (WIIS) are organising a global conference on “Youth and Sustainable Peace.” In furthering international peace and security the international community has recognized the importance of engaging youth. The UN Security Council has adopted two major resolutions calling on all states to increase the role youth play in peace-building, conflict resolution and conflict prevention. Furthermore, the UN Security Council calls for youth to be part of discussions and decisions impacting upon a range of security‑related areas. The event will feature youth participation across all the panels, with UAE youth representatives featuring prominently.


Her Excellency Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences
Dr. Ahmed Al Hamli, President and Founder of TRENDS Research & Advisory
Chantal de Jonge Ourdraat, President of Women in International Security (WIIS)
Ally Dunhill, TRENDS Research & Advisory Non-Resident Fellow
Sophie Giscard D’Estaing, Peace and Security Analyst UN Women, Arab States Regional Office
Achaleke Christian Leke, Coordinator of the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassador Network (CYPAN)
Aqeel Ahmed, Policy Officer, Scottish Government, and Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament
Nadia Crevecoeur, Senior Program Assistant, Women in International Security (WIIS)
Ibrahim Bakri, Middle East & North Africa Project Lead, Think Tank & Civil Societies Program, University of Pennsylvania
Farangiz Atamuradova, Junior Research Associate, Hedayah
Hussain Al Balooshi, Senior Programs Manager for Youth Development, Emirates Foundation
Mira bin Thani, International Relations Officer , Watani Al Emarat Foundation
Meera Al Agroobi, Independent Entrepreneur
Iman Badwan, Communications Officer, Hedayah
Emina Osmandzikovic, Researcher, TRENDS Research & Advisory
Ibrahim Alkhamis, Media Officer, TRENDS Research & Advisory

For further information, please contact Dr. Richard Burchill, Director of Research and Engagement, TRENDS Research & Advisory, [email protected]

Event Videos

Youth and Sustainable Peace Highlights

Youth and Sustainable Peace – Dr. Ahmed Al Hamli

Youth and Sustainable Peace – HE Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri

Youth and Sustainable Peace – Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat

Youth and Sustainable Peace – Panel 1

Youth and Sustainable Peace – Panel 2

Youth and Sustainable Peace – Youth Forum

TRENDS Interview with Achaleke Christian Leke

TRENDS Interview with Aqeel Ahmed

TRENDS Interview with Iman Badwan

Al Hurra – Youth and Sustainable Peace

Abu Dhabi TV interview with Dr. Ahmed Al Hamli – Youth and Sustainable Peace

Abu Dhabi TV news report – Youth and Sustainable Peace

News report – Youth and Sustainable Peace