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FM affirms Qatar's commitment to implementing outcomes of global conference on youth-inclusive peace processes

  • Jan 22, 2022
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Doha
HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani affirmed the State of Qatar's commitment to implementing the main objectives and outputs of the High-Level Global Conference on Youth-Inclusive Peace Processes, which was held virtually from January 19 to 21.
In Friday's speech before the closing session of the conference, HE the Foreign Minister said that the State of Qatar prioritizes the pivotal role of young men and women in peacebuilding and has cooperated with the UN in many initiatives to promote the Youth, Peace and Security Program and works to revitalize comprehensive multilateralism. He underlined that the State of Qatar will not leave young men and women behind, as Qatar is are a young country consisting of a young population characterized by its passion and vision for a sustainable and peaceful future, adding that the State of Qatar is a reliable partner and supporter to achieve the goals of the Youth, Peace and Security Program.
HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed Qatar's happiness in hosting this global conference and thanked HE UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for his role in advancing this program and the participants in the conference, saying that during the work of this conference, the participants have put several actionable policy recommendations and key outputs to ensure inclusive peace pathways for youth.
His Excellency also welcomed, in particular, the launch of the guidelines supporting the activation of the Youth, Peace and Security Program at the Country-level and the five-year strategy to promote youth-inclusive peace processes based on the recommendations contained in the global policy paper, "We Are Here: An Integrated Approach to Youth-Inclusive Peace Processes."
HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani commended the efforts made by the Member States, youth, civil society organizations, UN entities, and regional organizations to implement the Youth, Peace and Security Program, noting that they contributed to implementing the "Youth, Peace and Security Agenda at Country-level: A Guide for Public Officials."
HE the Foreign Minister considered that the discussions that took place over the past two days highlighted the pivotal importance of youth as essential partners in transforming conflicts and building peace, underscoring the need to enhance their participation and representation, especially young women, in designing and implementing peace paths.
Also, the discussions confirmed that the implementation of the Youth, Peace and Security Program, as stipulated in Security Council Resolution No. 2,535, requires the Member States to continue developing local, national, and regional road maps allocated with sufficient resources through participatory processes, especially with youth organizations, including monitoring, evaluation, and coordination, His Excellency added.
In his speech, HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani urged the Member States to support the implementation of the two main outputs that aim to advance the implementation of the Youth, Peace and Security Program and promote youth participation in peace processes at all levels of decision-making, based on specific contexts. (QNA)