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Security and Justice

Exhibition: youth leaders in conflict areas, positive actors of change

The Cordaid exhibition ‘Youth leaders as positive actors of change’, portrays 9 courageous youth leaders from Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Afghanistan. It runs until December 13th in the City Hall of The Hague. Stop by and have an inspiring visit!

(Hiba Muhammad from Erbil, Iraq)

UNSCR 2250 Youth, Peace and Security

The exhibition ties in with the fourth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 2250. This resolution was adopted on 9 December 2015. It recognizes and reinforces the role of young people as essential builders of peace and security. Not as victims, nor as trouble makers, but as bridge builders who need to be involved in peace processes from start to finish.

Youth leaders as bridge builders

Worldwide, more than 600 million young people live in a country marked by conflict. Out of poverty, despair or revenge, young people join armed militias or criminal gangs. However, young people’s role as positive agents of conflict transformation and peacebuilding is often overlooked. Youth leaders around the globe build bridges between polarized communities. Between Muslims and Christians, between younger and older generations, men and women, rich and poor.


To celebrate the fourth anniversary of UN Resolution 2250, Cordaid shares the stories of nine inspiring young men and women in the town hall of The Hague, city of peace and justice.

When? Until 13 December 2019

Where? in The Hague City Hall


Read more about these inspiring young activists, their aspirations and challenges.