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Engaging youth in mediation – a step towards lasting peace.
27 Sep 2018 -  We are now increasingly aware that youth is “the missing peace” in our peace and security work. Any attempt to secure a more peaceful future is particularly relevant for young people because the future is theirs.
A stronger inclusion of youth is a pre-requisite for achieving lasting peace. It is on this basis that the Group of Friends of Mediation is organizing a High-Level Event on the role of youth in mediation in the margins of the UN General Assembly High-Level week.
The event provides an important platform to highlight the importance of our collective responsibility to strengthen the role of mediation in the peaceful settlement of disputes, conflict prevention and resolution with special attention given to the youth.
The event is hosted by the Foreign Ministers of Finland and Turkey, the co-chairs of the Group of Friends. The discussion will be held in panel format, and include the Secretary-General’s Youth Envoy. After the panel discussion, the floor will be open for the other Ministers.
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