Global interest towards young peacemakers is strong. Lennons, CMI’s group of young peacemakers were invited to the United Nations Headquarters in New York in May 2018 by UN General Assembly Miroslav Lajčák.
Lajčák aims to promote young people’s involvement in UN decision-making and this is also the objective of Youth Dialogue. Youth Dialogue was organised for the first time.
The Lennons representative Ella Okko traveled to New York with CMI’s advisor Hussein al-Taee. Ella introduced Lennons work in several events and panel discussions. Among attendees were e.g. UN youth representative Jayathma Wickramanayake and Colombian peace activist Leonardo Parraga.
Visit to UN youth Dialogue was great honor and gave Lennons lot of knowledge, networks and confidence to continue their work. Thank you Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN for making this visit possible.
You can read Ella’s blog post about the visit here!