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[size=36]A workshop on "Youth of Iraq: Leadership in Dialogue and Stability" was held in Diyala[/size]
BAQUBA, Iraq, 23 September 2019 - Under the theme “Youth of Iraq: Leadership in Dialogue and Stability,” the 11th workshop in Diyala Province was held on September 20-22 in a series of workshops to explore the views and concerns of young people across the country. . The workshop was organized by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) in cooperation with the Coexistence and Community Peace Committee of the Prime Minister's Office and the Iraqi Hope Society.
Fourteen young men and 12 young women from across the province attended the workshop. They discussed a number of issues that they considered important for young people in the context of their province. Local officials, including Deputy Governor Mohammad Qutaiba al-Bayati and five members of the provincial council, also attended the discussions.
The main topics presented and discussed included political and administrative representation of youth, how to address tribal conflicts, regional influences, state arms control, how to deal with the return of ISIS families and prevent the spread of drugs among youth, as well as ensuring freedom of expression and other fundamental freedoms.
Addressing the closing session, the Director of UNAMI's Political Affairs Office, Mr. Manoj Mathew, commended the participants and local officials for their lively discussions. He stressed the importance of the contribution of young people and urged local authorities to listen to their views and concerns.
“Over the weekend, the world saw the power of young people around the world calling on everyone to take action against climate change, followed by the historic Climate Summit on Youth on 21 September and the United Nations Secretary-General's Climate Action Summit on 23 September. It is clear that we should appreciate the strength of al-Shabaab, and I encourage the second deputy governor and local officials in Diyala to work closely with young people to overcome the challenges facing the province. ”
Similar workshops have recently been organized for young people in Anbar, Babylon, Basra, Karbala, Wasit, Najaf, Sulaymaniyah, Dohuk, Nineveh and Erbil. This activity is consistent with the mandate of UNAMI to support young people and their valuable contributions to Iraqi public life.
For further information, please contact: Mr. Samir Ghattas, Director of Information Office / Spokesperson,
United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Tel: 009647901931281 Email: ghattass @ un .org or communicate with the information Office of the United Nations Mission to help Iraq (UNAMI) , e - mail: Unamiemail@example.com
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[size=36]Youth of Iraq: Leaders for Change to Build Peace[/size]
BAGHDAD, Iraq; September 23, 2019 - Investing in young people helps support the country's economic situation and equitable development. To this end, the Swedish Government and the Falk Bernadotte Academy, in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), have launched an initiative to train exceptional Iraqi youth on the principles of inclusive dialogue in peacebuilding.
On September 22, the Embassy of Sweden, Falk Bernadotte Academy, UNFPA, the Iraqi Center for Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills and Peace and Freedom Organization launched a five-day training for 25 young men and women on the principles of inclusive dialogue in peacebuilding.The interactive sessions will focus on cooperation and dialogue in maintaining peace.
The participants were selected during a previous collaboration between UNFPA and the Falk Bernadotte Academy in April 2019 where a consultative meeting was held to assess the needs of young people through discussions on challenges and their vision for the future through peacebuilding principles.
Sweden's Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Lars Ronas, said: “The inclusive dialogue in the Peacebuilding Program provides a platform for young Iraqi peacebuilders to share experiences, enhance their capacities and discuss challenges and visions for their future. The program reflects the diverse Iraqi society where young people from all over the country are participating. I am delighted that the Embassy of Sweden, in cooperation with Falk Bernadotte Academy, the United Nations Population Fund, the Iraqi Center for Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills and Peace and Freedom Organization, will host this week in Baghdad the first series of training courses aimed at building peace. Ml in which the Iraqi youth will play a key role. "
“The empowerment of young people and their role in peacebuilding is one of the four pillars of the UNFPA country program to promote sustainable peace in Iraq. More in peacebuilding: The inclusion and participation of young people in peacebuilding paves the way for young people to become agents of peace in their communities.
The training sessions on the Comprehensive Peacebuilding Dialogue are part of a three-week seven-month program (September 2019 to March 2020) that will enhance youth knowledge and practical capacity in the areas of peacebuilding, outreach, gender mainstreaming in peacebuilding and conflict analysis; As well as design and facilitate dialogue sessions within their communities.
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