Security Council I – Youth
United Kingdom


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The Youth of any nation is undoubtedly one of its greatest assets as well as its most efficient source of human resources. The various definitions of the term youth such as those defined by Resolution 2250 of the Security Council, General Assembly Resolutions A/RES/50/81 and A/RES/56/117 have restricted the growth of youth as the cynosure of research and have deprived them of benefits that it is entitled to. The lack of a concrete definition and their ‘in-between’ status has caused their exclusion in international peacekeeping and security measures. Disruption of education and employment opportunities for the youth, increasing participation of youth in violent extremism which can be conducive to terrorism, lack of post-conflict reconstruction and rehabilitation of youth are some of the issues that the United Kingdom believes, are the most alarming ....

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