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Crown Prince commends initiatives by young Jordanians

By JT - Dec 14,2016 - Last updated at Dec 14,2016

AMMAN — HRH Crown Prince Hussein on Wednesday commended initiatives by young Jordanians to drive the country forward.

The Crown Prince said in an Instagram post: "Proud of Jordanian initiatives that reflect youth's awareness and responsibility towards our Jordan. Your enthusiasm and efforts drive our country forward." 

His remarks came days after he posted a comment to mark two years since the UN Security Council issued Resolution 2250.

Adopted on December 9, 2015, the decision was the first in the history of the UN body on youth and their role in achieving and sustaining peace and security. 

“Great steps have been achieved and many are yet to come,” the Prince said in the previous post. 

The resolution was adopted after the Crown Prince addressed a UN Security Council meeting on “Maintenance of international peace and security: The role of youth in countering violent extremism and promoting peace”. 

The Crown Prince was the youngest ever person to address the council. 

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon tasked the UN Peacebuilding Support Office, the UN Office CEO and the UN secretary general’s envoy on youth to prepare a report on the implementation of the resolution and identify the necessary budget, before presenting it in January 2017.

The decision urges a series of measures to increase representation of youth in decision making at all levels.

One of the major initiatives by the Crown Prince, the “Global Forum of Youth, Peace and Security”, hosted by Jordan under his patronage in August the same year, was envisaged as a “turning point towards a new international agenda on youth, peace and security”, according to the initiative’s literature.  

In the first gathering of this kind, stakeholders came together to agree on a common vision and roadmap to partner with young people to prevent conflict, counter violent extremism and build lasting peace.

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