The power of youth for peace and security

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  • United Nations published this video item, entitled “The power of youth for peace and security” – below is their description.

    Young people are essential in promoting peace and security around the world. UN peacekeeping operations amplify the voices of the youth and ensure that they are included in planning and decision-making. They support young people in overcoming challenges, promoting gender equality and advancing progress. This year, the International Day of UN Peacekeepers (29 May) focuses on youth, peace and security.

    Young people are promoting peace and security – and UN peacekeeping is having an impact on the next generation.

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