Youth, Peace and Security: Finland’s National Action Plan 2021–2024

Finland has been the first country that published a national action plan on the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. The resolution recognises the positive and active role of youth in preventing and resolving conflicts, building peace, and preventing violent extremism.

The action plan specifies five priorities: participation; prevention; partnerships; protection; and disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration. The goals and actions apply to Finland's actions both at home and globally. The action plan's cross-cutting theme is intersectionality, while other important themes are climate change and new technologies. The action plan will be implemented by different branches of government and civil society representatives and be followed by a monitoring group, which will submit a mid-term report and a final report to the Finnish parliament.

Reference: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (2021). Youth, Peace and Security Finland’s National: Action Plan 2021–2024. Helsinki, Finland.