CONTRIBUTING TO REGIONAL RESOLUTIONS
CyprusInno actively participates in regional consultations such the Youth, Peace, and Security European Regional Consultation in Brussels.
The consultations are part of a global effort to bolster action on UN Security Council Resolutions 2250 and 2419 that calls for a greater role for young people in strengthening peace and security, with a mandate to carry out a progress study on the youth’s positive contribution to peace processes and conflict resolution, in order to recommend effective responses at local, national, regional and international levels.
CyprusInno's participation in the consultation involved the role of business, entrepreneurship, and innovation with youth for regional security and prosperity, and using social and economic entrepreneurship to bring divided communities together, as well as investing in inter-communal entrepreneurship. Our recommendations were adopted as part of the consultation's resolutions.
You may download the meeting report Youth, Peace & Security European Regional Consultation.
Download the full text of resolution 2419 (2018).
CyprusInno was selected for the 2018 Symposium of the European Union and Council of Europe (EU-CoE youth partnership) focused on exploring the crossroads of digitalization, social inclusion, and youth in Tallinn, Estonia.
The 2018 Symposium of the EU-CoE youth partnership focused on exploring the intersection between social inclusion of young people and digitalisation, reflecting especially on how digitalisation affects young people’s lives, and what the role of youth policy, youth work and youth research can be in this respect.
Firstly, the Symposium was articulated around young people’s lives, experiences and how digitalisation has an impact on them, especially in relation to young people’s social inclusion. The thematic focus of the Symposium was on how social inclusion of young people is or can be affected by digitalisation on questions such as:
- Access to services, youth-friendly services, services for social inclusion;
- Reaching out to young people and the digital divide;
- Resilience and empowerment for social inclusion;
- Discrimination in the digital space, hate speech, cyber-bullying and harassment.
CyprusInno was selected as a "Good Practice" and invited to showcase their work on the use of entrepreneurship and technology in conflict regions at the Fair of Good Practice.
You may download the meeting report Connecting the Dots.
CyprusInno was invited to attend and actively participated in the 2018 UN General Assembly, attending meetings and speaking on panels.
CyprusInno's participation in the 2018 General Assembly was under the UN Young Leaders program with the UN's Youth Envoy. The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) opened on 18 September 2018
CyprusInno joined the SDG Media Zone at the 73rd session of United Nations General Assembly for panel discussion on Working for and with Young People with Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Natalia Kanem, Maher Nasser, Jayathma Wickramanayake, and Miao Wang.
You may download the meeting report Working for and with Young People.