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International Instruments for Young Peoples Participation in Peacebuilding

There is a general consensus gaining currency in the world now, that to achieve sustainable peace and development, all stakeholders including youth, women, governments and civil society organisations must contribute effectively. Today, I shall be exploring a very important aspect... Continue Reading →

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REPORT OF THE ONE DAY NATIONAL YOUTH SUMMIT ON “YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES”

ATTENDANCE About 100 participants were in attendance. Of this, 88 were young people below the age of 35 years. Others included representatives of Civil Society Organisations, INGO, Professional bodies, Academia, Security agencies, UN agencies, Media etc. BACKGROUND In Nigeria, communities... Continue Reading →

OPENING ADDRESS BY LAWAL RAFIU ADENIRAN, NATIONAL COORDINATOR, NIGERIA YOUTH 4 PEACE INITIATIVE (NY4PI) AT THE NATIONAL YOUTH SUMMIT ON ‘YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES’’ HELD ON THE 6TH APRIL 2017 AT THE INSTITUTE FOR PEACE AND STRATEGIC STUDIES (IPSS), UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN, OYO STATE, NIGERIA

The Director, Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan (Prof. Olawale Albert), Peace and Development Advisor, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Dr. Zebulon Takwa Peace and Development Specialist, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Adam Bergman Youth Coordinator, Search... Continue Reading →

Nigeria Youth Converge To Discuss Countering Violent Extremism in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Nigeria Youth 4 Peace Initiative (NY4PI) announces a One-Day National Youth Summit under the theme “Youth Participation in Countering Violent Extremism: Opportunities and Challenges” scheduled to hold at the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo... Continue Reading →

Nigeria Youth 4 Peace Initiative (NY4PI), on a Courtesy Visit to the United Nations Information Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.

On February 01, 2017, members of Nigeria Youth 4 Peace Initiative (NY4PI) embarked on a courtesy visit to the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Lagos, Nigeria.  The visit was part of efforts of the youth organisation at fostering and strengthening... Continue Reading →

Nigeria: Time to Domesticate United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250

On the 9th December 2015, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2250. This is the first Resolution that deals with the role of young people on issues of peace and security. This global policy framework was and is still... Continue Reading →

Countering Violent Extremism: Youth Organisation Enumerates Need for Youth Participation in Decision making and Peacebuilding

A Civil Society Organization (CSO), Nigeria Youth 4 Peace Initiatives (NYP4I) has called on both federal and state governments to include youth in decision making institutions and peacebuilding, saying this needs to be done to tackle the surge of violent... Continue Reading →

What you need to know about the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2250

Q1.  Do you know about the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2250? On the 9th December 2015, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2250. This is the first Resolution that deals with the role of young people on... Continue Reading →

The National Coordinator, Nigeria Youth 4 Peace Initiative (NY4PI) Participates In the Regional Youth Summit On Countering Violent Extremism In Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

The National Coordinator, Nigeria Youth 4 Peace Initiative (NY4PI), Mr. Lawal Rafiu Adeniran recently attended and participated in the Regional Youth Summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) organised by Search For Common Ground (SFCG) in collaboration with USAID, North East... Continue Reading →

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