Security from a Global Youth Perspective
March 1, 2018
Doors open 16.30, Program 17.00–18.30, Reception: 18.30–19.30
Location: Student Hotel, Hoefkade 9, The Hague (2 min walk from The Hague HS Station)
Almost three years ago, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a groundbreaking resolution on Youth, Peace and Security (UNSCR 2250) which recognizes that “young people play an important and positive role in the maintenance and promotion of international peace and security”. This resolution breaks with the old narrative of seeing youth only as perpetrators or victims of conflict, and recognizes their role as leaders and their work on human security in communities.
On March 1st, Human Security Collective together with the Dutch Youth Delegates to the UN will host an interactive event which will highlight this valuable role of youth in working for sustainable peace, and will give the floor to youth from Libya, Tunisia, Mali and The Netherlands to share their experiences and stories. These young leaders are all involved in various projects as partners of Human Security Collective, focusing on peace and security in their own communities. In addition, we will also hear from the Dutch Youth Delegates to the United Nations, who will share the insights they have gained from their experience in this field. They have collected stories on security from thousands of young people both in the Netherlands as well as from other countries, over the course of the last year, on the topic of Youth, Peace and Security. All these stories, it is hoped, will provide the content for a constructive debate. March 1st is also the day that the Netherlands takes on as chair of the UN Security Council. The aim of the evening is to engage in a debate with the youth present on what security means to/for them and how the Netherlands and the international community can further boost the positive role of youth in pursuit of human security in their communities.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The evening is co-organized by Human Security Collective and the Dutch Youth Delegates to the United Nations.