"The Role of Youth in Making Sustainable Peace" International Conference

HRH Crown Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II said that the world is facing a formidable challenge; terrorism and extremism, which may be the greatest challenge to world peace and security, with the youth being its prime victims.

The Crown Prince made the remarks as he chaired a United Nations Security Council’s Meeting on "Maintenance of international peace and security: The role of youth in countering violent extremism and promoting peace" Prince Al Hussein said that While youth are most susceptible to the present situation and its consequences, they can also have the strongest impact on the present and the future. This has been evident in the recent events in my region. As a young man, who is part of this generation, I take part in debates about the challenges facing my generation and the need to empower youth.

"There is much talk about youth being a marginalised segment of society. Allow me to say that they are not marginalised group, but rather a targeted group. They are targeted for their huge potential, self-confidence and ability to change the world, the Crown Prince said.

He also expressed Jordan's readiness to host the first international conference on "The Role of Youth in Making Sustainable Peace", in partnership with the UN in August this year, noting that this event is aimed at enhancing the capabilities of young peace-makers in confronting extremism and terrorism.

  • I never imagined myself standing in front of an audience and expressing myself, but Haqiq gave me strength and showed me that I have all that it takes to overcome my fears
    Mohammad Salem, a ninth grader from Deir Alla
  • His Royal Highness’ initiative was launched to deal with a sensitive and persistent issue that has been challenging the sports sector in Jordan. Sports teams and leagues will benefit from this initiative that will qualify athletic therapists specialists; which will provide a sense of safety for the athletes and will eventually reflect positively on their athletic performance
    Doc. Atef Rweidan, Al Hussein Youth City General Manager
  • The acquisition of self-defense techniques was their favorite achievement. We used to be told that girls could not perform activities that involve physical force,” they said, adding that martial arts have strengthened their self-esteem and discipline
    Zeina Saqer, Siham Kiswani and Farah Odeh
  • A Dream, an ambition and hope that is coming to life….. thank you Your Royal Highness and may we always be moving forward to be what we ought to be; always in the lead
    Mr. Khaled Zeidan, psychotherapist and field injuries specialist
  • An important and highly valued initiative as it is concerned with the lives and safety of our young athletes that are always aiming on raising Jordan’s flag at international championship. It also sheds the light on the importance and role of qualified athletic therapists
    Mrs. Lana Jaghbeer, Jordanian Olympic Committee Secretary General