GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Time to domesticate UN Security Council Resolution 2250

By Lawal Rafiu Adeniran on 11/02/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 911


On December 9, 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 being celebrated by the youth across the globe, because it recognises the actual potentials of youth in conflict and post-conflict reconstruction.

This resolution was adopted because the world realised that it cannot build sustainable peace without the involvement of youth, protecting their lives, meaningfully engaging and empowering them on issues of peace and security. This resolution gives recognition and legitimacy to the several works being done by the youth at local, state and national levels, towards building lasting peace.

The importance of this resolution cannot be over-emphasised, putting into consideration the fact that the world is currently experiencing a wave of youth bulge: there is an increasing population of youth when compared with other age groups. In Nigeria, for example, an estimated 70 per cent of her population is under the age of 35. Given this demographic advantage, it is only imperative that the youth are involved and included in decision-making and peace-building.

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 225O has five main components, which mandates governments to increase the participation of young people in decision-making institutions at local, state and national levels; ensure the protection of youth and civilians during conflict and in post conflict settings; support youth by creating conducive atmosphere so as to allow them implement violent prevention and peace-building activities; establish and strengthen partnerships with relevant actors by engaging and empowering them on issues of countering violent extremism, social cohesion and inclusion and, lastly, that government should disengage youth from taking violent actions through the provision of job opportunities, education, capacity-building and trainings, civic engagement programmes and take possible actions to support the ideas and aspirations of young persons.

All member-states of the United Nations, including Nigeria, have been mandated to implement and domesticate the contents of this resolution at local, state and national levels.

The United Nations has done her part by adopting this resolution; it now lies on the youth across Nigeria to ensure that it is acted upon. They must demand the domestication and implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2250 from their leaders at local, state and national governments. Both lawmakers and policy-makers must be lobbied on the importance and need to implement this resolution in Nigeria. All youth must join in spreading this word. Let people know about the existence of this resolution, what it says and why it is important to young people.

•Adeniran is the National Coordinator, Nigeria Youth for Peace Initiative, Basorun, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Source News Express

Posted 11/02/2017 12:57:52 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Troops rout bandits, cattle rustlers in Katsina and...

Biafra: Buhari charged with war crimes at the...

Why Igbos cannot leave North — Kwankwaso

21st Century Technologies rejigs, aims to solve Nigeria’s...

FG introduces security reforms at MMA

Abia Guber War: CNPP throws weight behind Uche...

N43 billion Fuel Subsidy Scam: Police tighten noose...

CBN amends guidelines on Transaction Switching

Bayelsa Polls: APC thugs destroy Dickson campaign billboards...

States endorse 22-Point Fiscal Action Plan

Lagos lawmakers cry out to police as cultists...

36 Nigerian SMEs to exhibit products in China...

 

Latest News Niger Delta militants declare war •Their condition for peace US, France, Germany fuelling corruption in Nigeria — Osinbajo Armed bandits kill 23, raze houses in Zamfara Navy to unleash 1,585 fresh inductees on insurgents, oil thieves How I will operate as Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland — Gani Adams Anambra guber poll: We’ll remain vigilant until final result is announced, says INEC Opone wants modular refineries in every Niger Delta state Lagos East APC Apex group passes vote of confidence on Ambode, condoles Tinubu Billion-dollar Bible Museum opens amid controversy Children takeover at World Children’s Day Anambra governorship election rigged: PDP Pogba back with a bang as United dazzle in EPL •Arsenal win derby

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (294,405 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (278,210 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (224,761 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (189,120 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (181,300 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (165,863 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (143,977 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (130,433 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (126,848 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (116,439 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (113,672 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (107,441 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (30) Business (2,771) Business Verdict (26) Columnists (769) Complaints & Requests (93) Enterprise & Opportunities (186) Entertainment (404) Features (510) Global Business Monitor (190) International (1,644) Interviews (138) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (82) News (30,350) Opinion (837) Pidgin (9) Politics (4,105) Religion (648) Sports (1,357) Stock Watch (24) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

UBA mobile app

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Argentina vs Nigeria

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!