Engaging Regional Arab Media for Peacebuilding in Iraq Iraqis indicated that the regional Arab media cover Iraq issues based on the agendas of these outlets. Professor Özerdem and Dr Podder are the editors of Child Soldiers: From Recruitment to Reintegration Palgrave, 2011. Sarhang Hamasaeed discusses the complicated route to forming a government and the recent unrest in Basra aimed at the current government for its failure to provide electricity and other basic services. Youths can be heroes as well as victims, saviours and courageous in the midst of crisis, as well as criminals in the shantytowns and military entrepreneurs in the war zones. In such demographic realities, the potential youths hold for change and positive action is the subject of growing research agenda, and this is particularly the case with the recent wave of social upheavals and humanitarian crises in different parts of the world. The Sub-Working Group will be holding a meeting at 10am on 10 July, immediately before the brownbag discussion — all are welcome to attend conference room 5D, 10am-12pm. Through the interaction, it was discussed how the mindsets need to be changed from an early age.
In addition, they conducted in-depth interviews with teachers, community leaders, government officials and youth. This undergraduate thesis uses three post-conflict countries to examine the effects of a large youth population during the post-conflict reconstruction period. The tension lies in the palpable impatience of youth, their desire to strive for more, their willingness to be seen as responsible and capable, and the structural barriers to their social mobility. The youths on the political area of development can engage or join in political awareness building, force reforms in bureaucracy to ensure good governance, accountability, transparency and citizenry participation. But consider that further violence does neither side any good. Conversely, governments often fail to take into account the views of youths in policymaking, and may have different priorities for peace.
Such involvement of the young people would generate a sense of pride and self-confidence in them, provided it is accorded adequate appreciation. Security Council resolution focused governments on the task. Third, the enablement of youth as an active agent in peacebuilding cannot be considered without considering such challenges they tend to face due to the armed conflict such as the loss of education, a lack of employable skills and the destruction of a stable family environment. Young people, as vibrant members should be utilized and be trained to play a crucial role in peace process. Whereas, places who fail to recognize the importance of their youth are left behind in every possible responsibilities of life.
There are more young people than there are adults in many parts of the world so the youth must have an active role in peace building. The role of the youth in peace process occupies the main control. They said that individual effort is crucial. Leadership should not be considered as a factor of age and providing appropriate governance contexts would likely enable young people to flourish as leaders today. Therefore, the current trends show that there will be many more similar youth leadership programmes across the world in the near future, but the key point for their successes will depend on whether or not such initiatives can also respond to wider socio-economic, cultural and political barriers that young people face in their quest of becoming an active agent of positive change, peacebuilding and reconciliation. It reaffirms the importance of youth in the deterrence and resolution of conflicts and their role as key aspects of sustainability, inclusiveness and success of peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts. At the same time the sense of patriotism and of being useful to the society would inhibit them from going By enlisting the cooperation and involvement of the massive youth army, the government will on the one.
It is, thus, important to keep this aspect in mind and work to address both of them. Hence, the study concludes that to reduce violence, youth development programs must address both the lack of skills and the lack of opportunities that hinder youth from succeeding. Using survey data from Somaliland--where the program has been implemented the longest—they compared attitudes and reported violent behaviors among youth in the program and outside of it. And as recognition of the positive role youths can play in peace building grows, operational guidelines on how to apply the principles will be published later this year. Reference: Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development Working Group on Youth and Peacebuilding.
A large and growing part of combatants in protracted armed conflicts are youth. Furthermore, a lot of attention has been paid to youth as agents of conflict rather than as agents of peace. Role of students in nation building A Country means not the soil, but its people. Youth is that clay which can be molded in either shape one wants. To what degree the Iraqi economy could end up collateral damage of the sanctions, however, requires detailed analysis.
As an example, dozens of local youth councils were established in the aftermath of the 2011 Arab Spring revolution in Tunisia — an initiative that has fostered newfound confidence between youths and local politicians. To explain the various responses of international organizations towards youth in conflict contexts, specifically regarding demobilization and reintegration, this study developed three ideal typical approaches: 1 a rights-based approach, 2 an economic approach, and 3 a socio-political approach. Evidence suggests, however, that they also play active and valuable roles as agents of positive and constructive change. McEvoy writes: In any conflict context one examines, the dominant presence of the young people in youth work, in community development, and in inter-ethnic and dialogue and peace group is clear. The is concerned with supporting maternal health, reproductive rights and advocating for young people.
In this respect, A similar resolution would help to raise awareness and develop processes towards the inclusion of young people in peace-building. It is ironic that while the number of young people is overwhelming, their contributions to a more peaceful society is mostly ignored. United Nations: This literature review examines academic empirical studies from the year 2000 onwards that focused on evidence of the impact of interventions in youth civic engagement and voice, youth organizations, youth leadership, and civic education for youth. Rival Libyan regimes still claim national authority, and battles among hundreds of militia groups continue. While it is true that there are many young people who are irresponsible, the task of making a more tolerant society requires the support of everyone. How are young people changing their societies? Involvement of the youth and their organizations would cost less in terms of money as well.
More than 100 people from member states, international and civil society organizations, academia, media and youth organizations attended the celebration. During the eighties, the youth power made itself prominent in many socialist countries of Europe and in China. Infact, the working style of the guest speakers and Aaghaz-e-Dosti was same as both are actively involved in peace education in schools and had initiated letter exchange programs. Their potential and power has to be developed in order to sustain a process of change. Fifth, the engagement of youth in peacebuilding in a wider perspective can be ensured through the arts, culture, tourism, sports and education. This article is first published on , a blog by , on 26 October 2016. The resolution also urges all actors to increase the participation of women and incorporate gender perspectives in all United Nations peace and security efforts.
Their social, political and economic navigation is about their identity transformation as well as the negotiation or re-negotiation of societal norms, values and structures so that they can find a voice and place in the emerging structures of post-conflict environments. The guest speakers had brought with them a bunch of letters from Indian students that they were to share with Pakistani students. With this in mind, our team works with governmental and ancestral authorities, as well as civil society and other actors on issues related to conflict management and dialogue aiming to transform social conflicts and build peace. Promote intergenerational exchange Rather than working with youths in isolation, peace-building projects seeking the engagement of youths should also include parents and elders. It is certain that the youth will make full use of the diverse opportunities offered to them. Literature that was located is descriptive and does not address impact in a rigorous manner. It is also important to note that the lines blur when considering whether media coverage contributes to inciting ethno-sectarian conflict or if such coverage is used as a political tool to convey rumor and innuendo.