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Youth Proclamation on Peace As young active citizens under the age of 40 representing over 100 countries, we are committed to creating a peaceful future. We recognize that terrorism, inequalities and poverty continue to prevent peace locally, nationally and globally. We cannot rely on established institutions alone to overcome these barriers, but must find our own new and innovative ways to create peace. The UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on youth, peace and security recognizes young people as central figures for successful peace initiatives. However, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), modeled as the building blocks to peace, only specifically address young people in six out of the 169 targets which make up the Goals. We believe that engaged, mobilized and empowered active citizens are our greatest resource in achieving peace, which we define as follows: Peace is the ability to respect differences within our diverse global community, transcending the sovereignty of nations. Peace ensures human dignity and guarantees humanity is preserved for future generations. It is not just the absence of conflict, but also the prevalence of justice. Therefore, we the young leaders of today and tomorrow, proclaim our commitment to the following actions: ACTION 1: Recognize the human dignity in every person and challenge ourselves and others to treat everyone with mutual respect. ACTION 2: Identify, connect and engage communities experiencing conflict and injustice and unite active citizens to be actors and advocates for peace. ACTION 3: Collaborate with like-minded organizations from all sectors of society to build peace coalitions that will collaborate to positively impact societies. ACTION 4: Hold all levels of government accountable for their actions to ensure policies and frameworks for just and peaceful communities are created, implemented and sustained. ACTION 5: Create a positive narrative of peace by engaging the media and other relevant platforms to share our unified global voice and vision for a peaceful world. ACTION 6: Apply the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the guiding framework for community development, while ensuring that young people are empowered as key players in their achievement. ACTION 7: Empower our generation and the next to be powerful and bold peacemakers who will not sway in the face of opposition. As young active citizens of the world, we proclaim and accept our vital role and responsibility to take action and ensure peace is possible for all.

Youth Proclamation on Peace 8 th day of September, 2017 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

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Learn more about the International Summit on Peace held 6–8 September 2017 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia—a collaboration of JCI and the Gove...

International Summit on Peace: Our Global Impact  

Learn more about the International Summit on Peace held 6–8 September 2017 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia—a collaboration of JCI and the Gove...