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As Youth in Peace, We have a Responsibility

There is no question that peace plays a very important role in the life of society, especially in the psychological and educational arena, and how it is essential for an individual to live in a society free of wars and problems, which will increase his productivity, as peace has a long-term positive effect on individuals.Peace is of eternal value at all levels of civilizations and individuals. As peace contributes to the continuity of various civilizations, as numerous cultures have vanished after their emergence for a time and have been forgotten by wars or in their demise.All countries of the world need young people as the ones who build their nation's strength and strength with science. Young people must be preserved and developed, but this will only happen if wars and conflicts in those countries are ended.Young people need to decompose their wasted energy in many areas of life, so peace allows them to have a better future for themselves and their society.


There is tension, violence, low values, grievances, and a decrease in tolerance and respect for human rights in the modern world, making it smaller, less peaceful, and less secure for present and future generations.


As we progress in the 21st century, the world has become smaller, less peaceful, and insecure. It involves navigating an environment full of tension, violence, low values, grievances, and reduced tolerance and respect for human rights.


The culture of arms has taken a dominant position in most developing countries, especially in the Middle East. This threatens the future of young people who deserve a peaceful and quality life. Better for life, which necessitates the creation of a culture of peace and a free environment for conflict resolution? By changing their attitudes towards people, traditions, religion, and belief, young people can play an instrumental role in promoting a culture of "change" and collectively, through their enthusiasm, patience, and understanding of the importance of living together, they are responsible for defending the boundaries of peace and nonviolence.


Peacebuilding is an issue that concerns all countries in the stages of development, especially those emerging from a state of conflict, as it helps in establishing effective social, political, and judicial institutions and serves as the driving force towards development, by adopting political, security, and structural strategies and involving international and local actors by ensuring the active, systematic and purposeful participation of young people in issues Peace and security is a demographic and democratic necessity, and it is also a means of preventing armed conflict.


Social exclusion is an influential factor that leads to relapse and violent conflict. In addition, participation in decision-making supports young people's ability to face societal pressures, giving them a sense of belonging.

Young people can be independent social agents and are more inclined towards collecting and forming collective associations that may sometimes represent a threat. Young people can be easily mobilized to participate in disruptive actions that lead to conflict and violence. This is a byproduct of entrenched and endemic social challenges, especially inemerging societies, such as high unemployment rates.


From a protracted conflict where stability is necessary for social reconstruction, targeting young people as peace building agents is of particular importance as it can herald peace and restore safety and cohesion to war-torn communities.


In addition to dealing with conflicts in non-violent ways and creating a society that lives with credibility. Of nonviolence and multicultural appreciation. Youth are more open to change since they are willing to try out novel ideas.

As Johan Galtung said, "Young people are always looking for creative ideas and novel challenges while adults have already formed their ideological discourse.”This has happened to me a hundred times. We must bring together young men and women in peace building processes." Youth are future-focused, inherit the past from their elders, will have to live in a world built by others, and are less inclined to "forget" the past than those who experienced trauma directly. Further, "In the longer term, tolerance toward a peace agreement depends on whether future generations accept or reject it, and how it is socially shaped during the peace process".


Approach / Results


Every process that builds and develops nations requires the involvement of young people. As individuals, we can have an impact.


On a national scale, we can have an impact. Many ideas -such as peace building and philosophy, self-development, and other fields of industrial and educational development -are believed to have originated in small communities and spread worldwide.


It is imperative that young people be involved in decision-making and innovative partnerships that drive the promotion of values of peace, as the world has gained confidence and courage to place young people in active and emerging fields in society.

Acknowledgment:

I am deeply grateful to Eng. Abdelhamed.T. Mohammed, and the UbuntuUntiedNation team for their continued support and encouragement. I am grateful for the learning opportunities they offered me.I would like to thank my friends as well;especial Safaa Bashir and my team at TEDx University of Khartoum provided critical support to ensure my completion of this project.To conclude, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my supportive family.



References


https://www.unicef.org/egypt/ar/press-releases/youth-building-peace


https://www.asjp.cerist.dz/en/article/122838







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