United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 – From Policy to Implementation
Are youth only predators?
A question that is often being asked in conflicts and wars, It’s not a hidden fact that the Libyan revolution was mostly fought by Libya’s youngest, up until now they are still used as ammunition in all political disagreements, making them utterly valuable, worth-full but sadly abused. And now they are filled with negativity and depression caused by the fact no one is listening to them. Not to mention their opportunities are getting less and less by the minute in their own country.
Here comes the UNSCR 2250 resolution role, adopted on the 9th of December 2015. Encouraging youth participation in peace building, security, and decision making process. This makes youth and youth-led organization an essential partner in promoting countering violent extremism, conflict transformation and implanting local, national and international peace.
All within the five provisions of Security Council Resolution 2250:
Partnership (Engaging youth with the government).
Protection (Provide a mechanism to protect civilians which includes youth).
Prevention (Allow youth to build a structured environment preventing violent extremism).
Release and Reintegration (Un-puzzle young people from militias and providing better options).