Youth Building Peace Event at United Nations Headquarters, NY


Zakiya Hatha Nashoba, Maku Chief of Yazoo Choctaw Nation , Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely His Excellency As-Sayyid Ali Abdullah Muhammed Al Mahdi, The Imperial Majesty of Kingdom of Nubia Carole Sumner Krechman, President of The Peacemaker Corps Association Aurora C. Aquino, Global Board of Directors, DG Global, LLC

International Youth Day 2017: Youth Building Peace Event at UN Headquarters Photos and article by: Blacktiemagazine/ Savanna Luo

The Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), in collaboration with the Inter-agency Network on Youth Development’s Working Group on Youth and Peacebuilding hosted an event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to commemorate International Youth Day 2017 under the theme ‘Youth Building Peace’. The event gathered experts from youth civil society, government and the United Nations to explore the various ways in which young people are contributing to building and sustaining peace.

Special Guest List:

Carlos A. Morales: Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations S.E.M. Fode’ SECK: Ambassador of Senegal to United Nations Halvor Saetre: Minister Counsellor of Norway to the United Nations Daniela Bas: Director of the division for social policy and development, department of economic and social affairs Aurora C. Aquino: Global Board of Directors, DG Global, LLC Imrana Alhaji Buba: Founder of the Youth Coalition Against Terrorism Yasmine Arrington: Founder of ScholarCHIPS Ahmed Badr: Founder of Narratio, host of the “TOGETHER” podcast at UN Migration Agency Taya Carneiro: Co-founder of the Libertarian Union of Trans Women Tito Quiroz Angulo: Founder of The Benning Academy of Music

Zakiya Hatha Nashoba: Maku Chief of Yazoo Choctaw Nation Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely Sayyid Ali Abdullah: Imperial Majesty of Kingdom of Nubia Carole Sumner Krechman: President of The Peacemaker Corps Association Aurora C. Aquino: Global Board of Directors, DG Global, LLC

Host Orgnization: UN DESA

About UN DESA

Based at UN Headquarters in New York, UN DESA holds up the development pillar of the UN Secretariat. Its nine Divisions work together towards a common goal to promote development, together with our Capacity Development Office. UN DESA also collaborates closely with its partners at regional and country levels in helping countries to formulate and implement national development strategies.

UN DESA’s work promotes and supports international cooperation in the pursuit of sustainable development for all. It addresses a range of cross-cutting issues that affect peoples’ lives and livelihoods, especially the most vulnerable. We are fundamentally concerned, not only with global prosperity today, but also tomorrow, having as a foundation the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) supported by the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.

In providing a broad range of analytical products, policy advice and technical assistance, UN DESA effectively translates global commitments in the economic, social and environmental spheres into national policies and actions and plays a key role in monitoring progress towards the SDGs.

UN DESA’s mission, to promote development for all, underscores the need for all stakeholders – governments, UN and other international organizations, civil society and the private sector – to do their part to improve economic and social well-being.

Daniela Bas, Director of the division for social policy and development, department of economic and social affairs, hosting the welcoming remarks and youth peacebuilding panel.

Young youth peacebuilding leaders spoke during the discussion section, regarding youth-led peacebuilding and violence prevention and youth sustaining peace and reconciliation.

Imrana Alhaji Buba,Founder of the Youth Coalition Against Terrorism Yasmine Arrington, Founder of ScholarCHIPS Ahmed Badr, Founder of Narration, host of the “TOGETHER” podcast at UN Migration Agency

Taya Carneiro, Co-founder of the Libertarian Union of Trans Women Tito Quiroz Angulo, Founder of The Benning Academy of Music

Website: https://www.un.org/development/desa/en/

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