Today, more than 600 million young people live in conflict-affected or failing states. The group of young people, 18-29 years old, often makes up the majority of the population in these countries - an indication of the importance of taking advantage of the young perspective in conflict resolution. At the same time, the UN Security Council states that women's increased participation in preventing, managing and resolving conflicts is a prerequisite for achieving lasting peace and security.
Chris Coulter is responsible for the Folke Bernadotte Academy's (FBA) program for dialogue and peace mediation. We have invited her for a conversation about how FBA - the Swedish authority for peace, security and development - views and works with dialogue and peace mediation. Why is it important to include young people and women in the work for a lasting peace?
Chris has extensive experience of working with security and development issues, as a subject matter expert at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, as a consultant and as a researcher. Among other things, she has contributed technical advice to the peace process in Colombia.
We offer drinks and snacks. Warm welcome!
The conversation is organized by FUF's event group, which consists of young non-profit members in the Stockholm area. click here to learn more about the event group and how you can get involved.
Please note that lokalen is half a flight of stairs down without a lift and that the seminar is held in Swedish.