The Power of Young People as Changemakers

By Mercia Takavarasha, Senior Programmes Officer and Pioneer Facilitator at Generations For Peace “The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm, and courage of the young people.” – Kailash Satyarthi The headmaster at … Continue reading The Power of Young People as Changemakers

GFP Stories of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

By Chris Todd, Communications Officer at Generations For Peace United Nations Day 2018 marks the 73rd anniversary of the UN Charter’s entry into force and celebrates everything that the UN represents and has achieved since its establishment in 1945. Generations For Peace is proud to contribute to the UN Global Sustainability Goals (SDGs), set out by the United Nations 2030 Agenda. While our programming touches … Continue reading GFP Stories of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security: Reflections on the Progress Study

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace, and Lindsay McClain Opiyo, Development and Partnerships Specialist at Generations For Peace If there is one thing to take away from the recent Progress Study on UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2250 on youth, peace and security, it is this: “Young people are frustrated by the tendency of their Governments and international actors to treat youth … Continue reading UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security: Reflections on the Progress Study

Youth-led Peacebuilding: Lessons from the field

By Megan Mineiro, Communications Department  On 21 September 2017, the International Day of Peace, Generations For Peace (GFP) hosted a special forum on Youth-led Peacebuilding at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York aimed at turning the words of UN Security Council Resolution 2250 (UNSCR 2250) into actions. Mark Clark, CEO of GFP, launched the forum reminding more than a dozen peace-building NGOs and … Continue reading Youth-led Peacebuilding: Lessons from the field

Global Goals for All Humanity

By Mark Clark, CEO of Generations For Peace United Nations “2030 Agenda” and the Sustainable Development Goals: the contribution of Generations For Peace and the importance of partnerships On his first day in office, on 1st January 2017, United Nations Secretary General António Guterres pledged: “Let us resolve to put peace first”. That was a powerful opening statement making clear and direct the importance of the … Continue reading Global Goals for All Humanity