Young people’s ideas, roles and actions matter a great deal for peace.
December 9th marks the 5-year anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on youth, peace and security, the first-ever UN resolution recognizing the transformative role young people play in building more peaceful and inclusive societies.
On the anniversary of the resolution, meet this group of young people who are bringing different perspectives on peace, coexistence and solidarity around the world, and follow the conversation online with the hashtag #Youth4Peace.
Click here to learn more about the resolution and the youth, peace and security agenda.
Fatoumata Mohamed, 17, Mali
Kola Amadou Ba, 22, young peace activist fighting COVID-19 in Mopti, Mali
Mohamed Ag Mohamed, 15, Timbuktu, Mali
Fatoumata Tamboura, 15, youth journalist from Mopti, Mali
Hanoune ould Hamady, 16 years, Kidal, Mali
Ángela Unigarro Valenzuela, 16, Cumbal-Nariño, Colombia
Luis Alejandro Rueda, 14, Cumbal-Nariño, Colombia
Masabarakiza David, 18, Commune Rutana, Burundi
Bayisabe Benigne, 18, Commune Rutana, Burundi (left)
“Young people have strength – they should be involved in the construction of this peace."
Munezero Estella, 18, Commune Rutana, Burundi (right)
Nkundimana Adidja, 15, Commune Rutana, Burundi
Bukuru Longin, young entrepreneur, 20, Commune Rutana, Burundi
Berchmans Manirambona, 17, Commune Rutana, Burundi
Gatwal Augustine Gatkuoth, 29, South Sudan
Van Ali,17 Duhok, Iraq
Sajad 17, Basra, Iraq