As 2020 marks the anniversaries of both the WPS and YPS agendas, it is critical to increasingly recognize, protect and nurture the participation of young women in peacebuilding and sustaining peace.

This intergenerational high-level discussion of women leaders and women peacebuilders will bring actors with diverse backgrounds representing prominent and young WPS leaders to reflect on the implementation of the women, peace and security, and of the youth, peace and security agendas. Specifically, it will allow a deeper discussion on:

• Progress made and challenges in the implementation of approaches focusing on both WPS and YPS;
• Showcase the work of young women-led organizations in implementing the WPS and YPS frameworks;
• Ways forward to strengthen the synergies between the WPS and YPS agendas in the long-term post-pandemic realities.

Simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, French and Spanish will be available.