Monday, 28 August 2017 10:02

DSRSG Busztin: “Engaging with the young generation of Iraqis across sectarian, ethnic, and other divides is crucial to achieve national reconciliation”

Baghdad, 27 August 2017 – The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Gyorgy Busztin, presented today the final recommendations of the “Iraq: Youth and Coexistence” Youth Forums on national reconciliation, which were held earlier this year all around Iraq, to the Prime Minister’s Advisor Mohammed Salman. Representatives of the youth who participated at the forums were also present at the meeting.

DSRSG Busztin emphasized the importance of implementing the recommendations, which represent the voice of civil society, especially Iraqi youth and the aspirations of different layers of Iraqi society for the post-D’aesh phase. He also stressed that engaging with the young generation of Iraqis across sectarian, ethnic, and other divides is crucial to achieve national reconciliation and their voices need to be heard and taken into consideration in political deliberations on the future of the country.

The UNAMI Youth forums, organized in cooperation with Iraqi al-Amal Association and the National Reconciliation Commission, were concluded with a national conference held in Baghdad in May 2017 where all the recommendations presented during the seven forums were consolidated.

DSRSG Busztin expressed the readiness of UNAMI to continue its engagement with youth to encourage them to actively contribute to Iraq’s better future.


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