Taking Stock: The Secretary-General’s Report on Youth, Peace and Security

In 2015 the UN Security Council passed the landmark Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, marking the first time youth had been recognised formally as positive contributors to peacebuilding and conflict resolution by the body, and formalising a call for governments and other actors to support youth peacebuilders’ work. This year is the 5th … More Taking Stock: The Secretary-General’s Report on Youth, Peace and Security

The “Power of Youth”: Greta’s Iconic Girlhood

I am interested in the politics of iconic girlhood, and in the past months, as 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg has become the face of a movement I am struck by the way she is spoken about in public and political discourse. I often find myself considering the politics of representation of children and … More The “Power of Youth”: Greta’s Iconic Girlhood