PRIO Annual Peace Address: Youth and Peacebuilding

The PRIO Annual Peace Address 2020 will be given by Hajer Sharief and Ilwad Elman, with comments from Mani Hussaini.

This year's PAPA is about youth and peacebuilding. Photo: PRIO GPS and Together we build it

See a recording of the event on PRIO's pages

Are youth only passive victims?

In conflict settings youth are typically portrayed as passive victims, or as perpetrators of violence. In 2015 the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. It was considered a landmark resolution, recognizing young people’s positive contributions to peacebuilding and taking an important step away from blaming youth for causing violence.


Opening remarks will be given by Jayathma Wickramanayake, the United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth.

Next we will hear from two prominent youth leaders, Ilwad Elman and Hajer Sharief, talking about how they are working to make peace processes truly inclusive across generations. They are both active in global advocacy as well as working directly with youth in peacebuilding in their home countries of Somalia and Libya.

After their addresses there will be a conversation, with PRIO Director Henrik Urdal and politician Mani Hussaini joining the keynote speakers.

How to register

This event will stream online. Please register here to get a reminder!

You can watch the event by clicking here to open the Microsoft Teams link.

Published Nov. 30, 2020 11:12 AM - Last modified Jan. 27, 2021 3:47 PM