The United Nations Security Council resolution 2250 (2015) on Youth, Peace, and Security unanimously adopted in December 2015 was the first to recognize the essential role young people play in promoting and maintaining peace and security.
Building on these resolutions the IPU works with young parliamentarians to help galvanize their action to prevent violent extremism and contribute to reconciliation and peacebuilding. In 2020, the IPU and several partners released Assuring our Common Future, a handbook that focuses on parliamentary action to implement the agenda for disarmament Securing our Common Future, released by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2018.
Recognizing the vital role of parliamentarians in maintaining international peace and security, the IPU places a strong focus on the human and common security approach. It is meant to guide parliamentary action related to peace and security which is one of the key policy goals in the new IPU 2022-2026 Strategy.
Leaning on the work of the IPU and its partners on youth, peace and security, the IPU is organizing the fourth online briefing of its Empowerment Series for young parliamentarians to assess the roles and opportunities that young MPs have in promoting youth, peace and security, and to discuss solutions from a policy‑making perspective.
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