A World Together
Superpowers with high economic potential and social power have the purpose to sustain global peace. Yet when levels of trust amongst leaders decline, conflict resolution fades. With the world and scope of conflicts rapidly changing, together with the range of actors engaged in peacebuilding, youth bring hope and change for peacebuilding worldwide.
According to the United Nations, young people today often form the majority population of countries affected by armed conflict and ongoing peace processes.
It is for this reason that providing avenues for youth to unite and offer innovative perspectives to solve these challenges are key to sustaining peace efforts.
Peace Summit of Emerging Leaders facilitates this environment of cooperation
by enabling youth with the tools and knowledge to champion change as Peace Ambassadors.
“Peace is not a naïve dream. It is a light in the darkness, guiding us to the only pathway to a better future for humanity,” said Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General at the opening of the 9th edition of the Geneva peace talks.
The summit seeks to bring like-minded young people from around the world to work in solidarity and genuine camaraderie to learn about their role in peacebuilding. The summit discusses heart-wrenching issues such as the horrors of the war in Ukraine, conflicts to violence from extremism created by perpetrators to sufferings inflicted on the victims of child soldiers in South Sudan and the Hazara Genocide in Afghanistan.
We understand that young people want to move beyond classroom learning at a local level to global experiential learning with their peers from around the world. Fostering mutual understanding and building meaningful friendships are the first steps toward a more inclusive and collaborative world.
Meet us at the next Global Peace Summit for Emerging Leaders on January 11 to 13, 2023 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand.