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Announcing the International Youth Day Workshop and Peace Walk 2017

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development committed to fostering peaceful and inclusive societies and affirmed that “sustainable development cannot be realized without peace and security”.

Goal 16 aims to ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels. The World Programme of Action for Youth, which provides a policy framework and practical guidelines to improve the situation of young people, also encourages “promoting the active involvement of youth in maintaining peace and security”.

Young people’s inclusion in the peace and security agenda and in society more broadly, is key to building and sustaining peace. The process of social inclusion for youth, including participation in decision-making as well as access to quality education, health care and basic services promotes their role as active contributors to society and affords young people with opportunities to reach their potential and achieve their goals. When youth are excluded from political, economic and social spheres and processes, it can be a risk factor for violence and violent forms of conflict. Therefore, identifying and addressing the social exclusion of young people is a precondition for sustaining peace.

Friday August 11th – Workshop –

Theme: “Youth & Sustainable Peace in Nigeria”

Time: 9AM

Venue: Centre for Management Development, CMD Road, Magodo – Lagos

The workshop will be a unique opportunity for youth, community leaders and other stakeholders to exchange ideas and solutions with peace professionals from around Nigeria. And it will be focus to;

  • Promote and practice peace in their own communities and beyond
  • Prevent and mediate conflict
  • Challenge their thinking through diverse perspectives

Saturday August 12th #PeaceWalk Free Bus from Unilag & Yabatech

Time: 7AM


Why you should participate in Peace Walk?

  • To join the rest of the world to celebrate International Youth Day
  • To promote the culture of peace
  • To support Peacebuilding among Youth efforts in Nigeria
  • To be part of a statewide community effort
  • For great exercise.
  • It’s fun and easy!

Come with your friends. Lot of goodies will be shared that day!!!

Deadline: Monday 7th August, 2017

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