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Last week the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a ground-breaking resolution on youth, peace and security, which urges member states to increase representation of youth in decision making at all levels. 

To mark the occasion, USAID ECCN is hosting an exclusive webcast on Thursday, December 17 from 9-10am EDT. The webcast will be moderated by Saji Prelis, USAID ECCN member, Steering Group Co-Chair and Search for Common Ground Program Director, who played an important role in the adoption of this resolution. We'll be joined by the following influential youth who will reflect on the impact of this resolution as it relates to access, equity and education in areas of crisis and conflict: 

Achaleke Christian Leke (Cameroon) 
Achaleke is a youth civil society activist and peace advocate with over eight years experience and a record of working with over one million young people as a volunteer. He currently serves as the Cameroon Youth Ambassador to the Commonwealth and volunteers as a National Coordinator of youth led civil society organizations in Cameroon. He is a member of the Global Youth Advocacy Team of the United Network of Young Peacebuilders who advocated for the adoption of Resolution 2250. 

Saba Ismail (Pakistan)
Saba is a feminist peace activist and is working for the empowerment of young women. At the age of 15, with other young women fellows, she founded Aware Girls, a young women-led organization working to empower young women in a variety of ways. She is currently the Executive Director of the organization. Saba is one of the founders and working as the Vice Chairperson of the Coalition on Rights and Responsibilities of Youth (CRY) and listed among the 100 Leading Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine. 

Roland Jr. Villamero
Roland Jr.'s passion for inclusive education started when he worked at GPRehab, an organization working with and for children with disabilities. He is the founder of the Outstanding Persons with Disabilities of Negros Oriental Alumni Community (TOPDAC). His contributions have been internationally recognized by the UN Secretary General's Global Education First Initiative Youth Advocacy Group (GEFI-YAG)

Learn more about about Achaleke, Saba, and Roland Jr. on the USAID ECCN website

Join the webcast via web or phone:

Click here to join the webcast via your computer. This will provide you with audio via VoIP and allow you to participate in the virtual chat. Or instead of using VoIP, connect to the audio via the phone by dialing the following, 1-650-479-3208, with the access code 736 757 905. Please begin your log-in a few minutes before 9am so that you don't miss any of the webcast. 

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