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Panel Discussion: Youth in sustainable development - 1st Session Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law
22 Nov 2016 -  Participation of youth in sustainable development and human rights protection in specific contexts

Discussions will focus on the role of youth in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Participants will also consider how a human rights-based approach contributes to greater recognition of and support for the role of youth in the prevention and resolution of conflicts. Strategies and policies that have had a positive impact in scaling up the participation of youth in post-conflict and peace-building efforts (for example, in mediation and negotiations, rebuilding communities, justice and reconciliation processes, including transitional justice initiatives) will be discussed. Participants will also identify concrete measures to ensure the participation of youth in designing and implementing strategies for preventing violent extremism and promoting social inclusion.

Presentations by:
- Ms. Ana Saldarriaga, former Global President of AIESEC, current member of AIESEC Supervisory Board
- Mr. Scott Atran, anthropologist at France's National Center for Scientific Research, Oxford University and the University of Michigan
- Ms. Hajer Sharief,co-founder of Maan Nabniha (Together We Build It) in Lybia and member of the advisory group of experts for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security, mandated by Security Council resolution 2250 (2015).
- Ms. Martine Kessy Ekomo Soignet, founder of URU (“Take off”) and member of the advisory group of experts for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security, mandated by Security Council resolution 2250 (2015)

Moderator: Ms. Francine Muyumba, President, Pan African Youth Union Discussion

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