Webinar on the role of young people in creating peace and security in their communities

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Webinar on the role of young people in creating peace and security in their communities

14/12/2021 @ 13:00 - 15:00 CET

We warmly invite you to join a webinar exploring the role of young people in creating peace and security in their communities, to be held on

Tuesday 14 December 2021 from 13:00 to 15:00 Geneva time (CET). 

Peace is the opposite of war and conflict; it is also a state of wellbeing in individuals and in communities. And either way, it is fundamentally linked to at least two of the four pillars of YMCA Vision 2030: Pillar 1, Community Wellbeing; and Pillar 4, Just World. Arguably it also links to Pillar 3, Sustainable Planet; and even to Pillar 2, Meaningful Work.

Many YMCAs the world over are operating in countries beset by local or regional conflict. Many YMCAs are involved in peace and reconciliation initiatives, and some of these are even brought together as regional programmes, like YMCA Europe’s Roots4Peace. And all YMCAs, without exception, are peacebuilders in their own communities.

One way of channelling this generic peace work is through following the guidelines of the 2015 UN Security Council Resolution on Youth Peace and Security (UNSCR 2250).

Come and listen to four national YMCA Movements as they set out their own interpretations of what it means for young people to create peace in their communities, and the actions which they have taken. We will be addressed by representatives from YMCAs Finland, The Gambia, South Africa and Sweden. We will also hear from YMCA colleagues in the Asia Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean, North America and Middle East regions. And in breakout groups we will explore ways to take the theme forward as an element of Vision 2030.

The event is aimed at all YMCA staff and volunteers who are active in the work of peacebuilding, in all its aspects.  We very much hope to see you!

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Details

Date:
14/12/2021
Time:
13:00 - 15:00
Website:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrcumqqzwqH9P_wJK2rC0oUhHfy_BihbYT