Celebrating the United Nations 70th Anniversary!

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UN70

In the occasion of its 70th anniversary, the UN system in Tunisia made two days of exhibition and a meeting in the Hall of the National Museum of Bardo.

In Tunisia, 18 UN agencies are present and working alongside the government to support democratic institutions and economic development and sustainable social country.

The exhibition was open to public for two days, young people, families were present to celebrate this organization’s anniversary and discover the work of its agencies. A lot of documents were shared and presented.

I leave you with some pictures of the private exhibition in which, all the UN system members, Ambassadors, Diplomats, and Mr Habib Essid; Head of the Tunisian Government, were invited and shared friendly moments discussing the work done already and to be done in the future.

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Meeting of UNYAP with GTJA: Experience with Ambition

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The second meeting of the Thematic Group Youth and Adolescents / Youth Advisory Panel was held at the House of the Image in Mutuelleville-Tunis. Opening remarks were given by Dr.Leila Joudane, UNFPA Assistant Representative in Tunisia in the presence of young people and representatives of United Nations Agencies in Tunisia; particularly Mrs Lila Peters, UNICEF Representative who co-chairs with UNFPA thematic group and young teens.

World Humanitarian Summit Global Youth Consultation Doha 2015

WHS Doha 2015

WHS Doha 2015

It was great being invited to Global Youth Consultation to #Reshape Aid.
This event was a platform for youth to enhance their knowledge on current global and regional challenges to meet the humanitarian needs, facilitated discussions on youth contribution to humanitarian actions, and a space to allow the views of youth to be incorporated into the UN Secretary-General’s report and the overall recommendations for the World Humanitarian Summit.

The event did also foster increased collaboration between youth organizations in reaching a resilient and sustainable society where the humanitarian needs are meet and prevented.

The WHS Youth Summit was a 2 day activity with a scheduled mix of plenary speakers, breakout discussions, voting exercises, engagement with remote participants, skills-building sessions. All activities associated with the conference program wias developed and structured by the Organizing Committee with advice/input from the Planning (Advisory) Committee. The consultation consisted of formal plenary sessions and technical sessions but also included time for informal presentations and networking based on the ‘unconference’ format. This allowed for spontaneous, participant-driven sessions.

The World Humanitarian Summit Global Youth Consultation was held Hamad Bin Khalifa University – Qatar Foundation (HBKU QF) Student Centre Doha, Qatar, for two days on September 1st – 2nd, 2015.

Turkey will host for the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in 2016. UN Secretary-General Ban highlighted that Turkey’s important contribution at national, regional and global levels, especially to the humanitarian issues as well as historical characteristic and logistic capabilities of İstanbul played a role in the decision.

I hope that this excessive work will lead to concrete solutions for the Current Humanitarian Issues.
Humanity is suffering. We must be the change makers before it is too late.

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Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security_ Adoption of Amman Youth Declaration

Amman Declaration 2015

Amman Declaration 2015


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am glad to be part of the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security that took place on 21 and 22nd of August, 2015 in Jordan, held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II in partnership with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the  United Nations and civil society organizations, and marked the adoption of the Amman Youth Declaration, which is the new roadmap for youth inclusion in achieving peace and security in the world.

The Amman Youth Declaration was the outcome of a Global Forum that brought together about 500 government officials, policy experts, youth-led organizations, and young peace-builders from over 100 countries aimed to helping shape a new international agenda on youth, peace and security.

The Amman Youth Declaration, drafted in consultation with over eleven thousand youth from around the world and supported by the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, United Nations system and representatives of the civil society, presents a common vision and roadmap towards a strengthened policy framework to support young people in transforming conflict, preventing and countering violence and building sustainable peace.

The declaration highlights four key areas of where young people’s input and engagement must be sought by the international community:

  1. Meaningful participation and leadership in decision and policy-making around peace and security;
  2. Recognition and support of youth networks, organizations and individual initiatives in preventing violence and violent extremism and promoting peace;
  3. Promotion and protecting of the rights of girls and prevention of gender-based violence; and
  4. Prioritizing investing into youth socio-economic development.

In the declaration, young peace-builders call upon the United Nations Security Council to adopt a resolution on Youth, Peace and Security, a commitment that the Crown Prince Al Hussein of Jordan said the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will champion.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Affairs, His Excellency Mr. Nasser Judeh, accepted the Amman Youth Declaration on behalf of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan noting that youth are “human capital” that can be tools for peace, prosperity and development.

You can access a copy of the Amman Declaration here: https://www.unteamworks.org/node/505475

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