New report calls for inclusive representation of young people in conflict prevention and peace processes
On Wednesday 17 July, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Jayathma Wickramanayake announced the publication of #WeAreHere: An integrated approach to youth-inclusive peace processes, a policy paper co-authored by Ali Altiok and Irena Grizelj. The launch took place at the United Nations Security Council meeting on the implementation of the youth, peace and security agenda. The paper includes case studies from countries such as Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Myanmar, Northern Ireland, Sri Lanka, Syria and Yemen.
Views of the world's most substantial donor are heard at the negotiating table
The values of EU Member States are reflected, for example, in the development cooperation of the environment and energy sectors, says Hubert Perr, Head of Cooperation of the EU delegation to Kenya. The Union plays an important role in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.
Development cooperation and humanitarian aid as topics in joint meeting of two EU working groups in Helsinki
The Working Party on Development Cooperation (CODEV) and the Working Party on Humanitarian Aid and Food Aid (COHAFA) of the Council of the EU will meet in Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, on 15–16 July 2019. The informal joint meeting takes place during Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Member states’ EU political directors met to discuss hybrid threats in Helsinki
Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU kicked off on 1 July 2019. One of the first events arranged by the Presidency was an informal meeting of the political directors from the member states’ foreign ministries. Sustainable development is one of this Presidency’s priorities. The meetings held in Finland will therefore be concentrated in a single venue, Helsinki’s Finlandia Hall. This was where the political directors met on 9–10 July.