Today’s generation of youth-1.8 billion, is the world’s largest to date, with 408 million young people estimated to live in violence or conflict-affected settings (UNFPA, 2015; UN, 2018). In previous years there had been a stereotypical conception of the roles of youth in violent conflict, specifically with young men being seen as perpetrators of violence and young women as the victims. However, the On the 9th of December 2015, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2250, the first resolution on Youth and Peace and Security
BBFORPEACE ORGANISES PEACE AND CLIMATE DIALOGUE TO COMMEMORATE 2019 UN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE In 1981, the UN General Assembly agreed to set aside a day as the international day of peace, devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace among all nations and people. Subsequently, every September 21 was chosen as the international day of peace. The 2019 Theme: “Climate Action for Peace” draws our attention to the importance of combating climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world. Climate
Sometimes in 2014, our own Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka attended his 80th birthday celebration organized at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and during the celebration, he was asked by a journalist what he felt about the current generation of youth in Nigeria. He responded by describing the current generation of youth as an ‘’endangered generation’’. As a graduate student of the same university as at that time, I was shocked and confused, endangered ‘ke’. Why would he say so? Nevertheless, they say what an elder sees
The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the most prestigious awards in the world. The winner is an individual or an organization that has done remarkable work in sustaining peace in any part of the world. Few life stories of Nobel Laureates are as inspiring as that of Malala Yousafzai- the winner of the Peace Prize in 2014 and the youngest ever in Nobel history. Born in 1997 in the Swat Valley in Northern Pakistan to her education activist parents, Malala had a natural love for education.
• The Nigerian Activist who lead Youth Effort against Violent Extremism The Nigerian Activist Who Leads Youth Efforts Against Violent Extremism • Kaduna Declaration: A breach of Peaceful Coexistence. Kaduna Declaration: A Breach of Peaceful Coexistence – NY4PI • Discussing Solutions to Violent Extremism with Nigerian Youth http://www.ng.undp.org/content/nigeria/en/home/presscenter/articles/2017/05/17/discussing-solutions-to-violent-extremism-with-nigerian-youth.html • UN: How to Position Youth for Leadership http://thenationonlineng.net/un-position-youths-leadership/
Since our establishment, we have organised the following activities; • In 2017 – Nigeria Youth4Peace Initiative in Conjunction With Nigeria Youth Network On Countering Violent Extremism Organised Stakeholder Sensitization On The Prevention Of Violent Conflict And The Need To Support Peace Education In Agbowo Community. • 2017 – National Youth Summit on “Youth Participation In Countering Violent Extremism: Opportunities and Challenges” held at the University of Ibadan. • 2017 – Organised Inter-Ethnic sporting competitions between Adankolo and Kabawa in Kogi State, North Central, Nigeria.