Youth Role in the World Peacebuilding and Security

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On October 13, 2015, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, young representative of Georgia, Mariam Sikharulidze hosted a conference “Youth Role in Peacebuilding and Security”. The event was made possible through the cooperation with the young ambassador of Georgia, Ioseb Jorjoliani and young representatives of Bulgaria and the Kingdom of Netherlands. The event was attended by 30 youngsters, who listened and engaged in discussion with three panelists from academia and non-governmental sector, among them were: Lincoln Mitchell, a writer and specialist in political development; Ariadne Asimakopolous, representative of the Network of Youth Peacebuilders, and Cecile Mazakurat, head of the UN Division for Peace Programs. The main topic of discussion was youth engagement and participation in the processes such as sustainable peace and national security. The meeting was opened by young representative of Georgia to the UN, Mariam Sikharulidze, ” Although, the majority of Georgian youth is willing to engage in a process of sustainable peacebuilding and has a big potential for bringing change in that matter, they still face many challenges, that could hamper the development of the process. The purpose of our meeting is to find reasons behind the probelms and discuss solutions in that regard. The representatives of the UN will fully engage in activities in regards to peacebuilding.

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