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Dear friends,

On 9 December 2015, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2250, which for the first time in the history of the UN focuses entirely on the role of youth in peace and security.
 
The resolution, sponsored by Jordan, highlights the need to engage young men and women in peace-building, conflict resolution, disarmament, overcoming violence, and preventing terrorism and extremism.
 
The resolution builds on the work of a number of youth programs and events including the Guiding Principles on Young People’s Participation in Peacebuilding, the Amman Declaration on Youth, Peace and Security, and the September 2015 Global Youth Summit against Violent Extremism.
 
The resolution also establishes a study, to be undertaken by the UN Secretary-General, on the positive contribution of youth to peace processes and conflict resolution.
 

Youth Summit on Nuclear Abolition

An Indepth News report on Security Council resolution 2250 noted the important role of youth in nuclear disarmament, and highlighted the International Youth Summit on Nuclear Abolition held in Hiroshima in August 2015.
 
The Summit released a Youth Pledge for Nuclear Abolition, and has invited youth around the world to endorse. It commits youth to take action to educate and engage other young people, parliamentarians and governments in nuclear abolition.
UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, receiving the Youth Pledge for Nuclear Abolition
Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, says, "Let's be the generation that makes peace possible. This youth summit is sending a strong message to the world, that the youth are for peace and for a nuclear-free-world, and the world must listen."

Yours sincerely,

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