Engaging strategically to implement the Youth, Peace & Security Agenda


In December 2015, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted, under the leadership of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security (YPS), which mandated the Secretary-General “to carry out a progress study on the youth’s positive contribution to peace processes and conflict resolution, in order to recommend effective responses at local, national, regional and international levels”, and to present the results of the study to the Security Council and Member States.

A full version of the Progress Study entitled The Missing Peace was launched in New York in September 2018. It includes voices from the over 4,230 young people engaged in what has been hailed as possibly the most participatory and inclusive research process ever undertaken by the United Nations.

The launch of the study in Geneva seeks to maintain this momentum and commitment to the role of young people in preventing conflict and contributing to sustainable peace.

Please join us on 6 November for a youth-led, evidence-based, policy discussion on the core directions and recommendations of the YPS agenda, and how these apply to the context of Geneva-led processes and mechanisms.

We invite you as well for a second day of discussion on 7 November, co-organized by UN Women, the Permanent Missions of Australia, Finland and Norway, and UNFPA, where we will hear voices from the field on young women’s contribution to the YPS agenda.

We hope to see you in both events!


Register to attend the event by 4 November.

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If you do not have a valid UN badge, in addition to your registration to the event itself, you will need to register for a Geneva Peace Week pass to access the Palais des Nations. 

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Co-sponsored by:

  • Permanent Mission of Peru
  • Permanent Mission of the Nertherlands
  • Permanent Mission of Jordan
  • UN Women