The Missing Peace or Piece?
Across the globe, there are extraordinary young people creatively seeking ways to prevent violence and consolidate peace. However, many are frustrated by the tendency of their Governments and international actors to treat youth as a problem to be solved, rather than as partners for peace.
Recognizing the importance the role of youth in promoting peace and security in Africa as expressed via Article 17 of the African Youth Charter and the landmark adoption of UN Security Council resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, this summit has become a necessity to advance, shape and re-echo the critical roles played by the youth.
Engaging young people and youth community leaders in peace efforts, decision-making provides an avenue to constructively influence areas that directly impact their lives.