Jordan’s Crown Prince Opens Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

  August 22, 2015 at 5:16 am by

Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan launched on Friday the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security, which takes place between 21-22 August 2015 at King’s Academy school in Madaba.

View the full image at the Prince's Instagram account

View the full image at the Prince’s Instagram account

The Crown Prince addressed the audience at the opening session of the forum and said that youth are a strategic asset and the real wealth. He added, “Jordan will work through its membership in the United Nations Security Council for the Council’s adoption of an agenda on youth, peace and security to ensure the inclusion of youth in efforts towards building sustainable peace and security. This is how we grew up here in Jordan, with the involvement of all men and women. We built a resilient nation with the hard work of young people and the foresight of their fathers”.

The ceremony was attended by royal family members as well as Jordanian senior officials.

The Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security was initiated by Crown Prince Hussein while presiding over the Security Council session held for the same topic earlier this year. It is held under the patronage of the young Prince and organized, on behalf of the United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD), by the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth (OSGEY), the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

According to Petra News Agency, the forum brings together nearly 500 participants from all over the world and aims to announce the “Amman Youth Declaration” that reflects young people’s vision of their role in preventing and transforming conflict, countering violent extremism and building peace.

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