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What We Do

The Canadian Coalition for YPS (CCYPS) is a network of individuals and organizations working or interested in Youth, Peace and Security with the primary purpose of uplifting each others’ work, advocacy and research. The CCYPS platform fosters a collaborative space for Canadian young people and allies to share and exchange resources and opportunities to better engage in the United Nations’ Youth, Peace and Security Agenda locally, nationally and globally. This is a youth-led network of young people; it does not have any other pre-existing affiliations with other entities.

Although the CCYPS does not segregate its members by age, we define the term 'youth' as individuals who are between 18 and 30 years old.

 

What is Youth, Peace & Security?

Adopted on December 9, 2015

The United Nations Security Council adopted 3 Resolutions:

  • Resolution 2250 (2015)

  • Resolution 2419 (2018)

  • Resolution 2535 (2020)

UN Security Council Resolution 2250 was the first international policy recognizing youth in conflict prevention & building peace.

 

Resolution 2250

United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015) has 5 key pillars:

  • participation

  • protection

  • prevention

  • partnerships & disengagement

  • reintegration


Resolution 2250 also established a progress study:

  • demonstrating young people’s positive role in sustaining peace

  • recommendations for youth in peace & security

  • agenda-setting for years to come

Resolution 2419

United Nations Security Council Resolution 2419 (2018) is the 2nd YPS resolution:

  • addresses the positive role young people play in negotiating & implementing peace agreements and conflict prevention

Resolution 2535

United Nations Security Council Resolution 2535 (2020) is the 3rd YPS resolution:

  • most action-oriented resolution

  • recognizes synergies with other peace & security resolutions (eg. women)