A global network strengthening sustainable youth-driven peacebuilding

60 organisations, 45 countries

We are a network of 60 youth organisations in 45 countries, united around the vision of a world free from violence in which young people play an active role in contributing to peace.

Global Forum
on Youth, Peace & Security

The Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security will take place on 21-22 August 2015. The Forum is envisaged as a turning point towards a new international agenda on youth, peace and security. It will bring together 200 participants from all regions of the world, including: young peacebuilders, governments, UN entities, NGOs and academics. To learn more, visit the website.

Take part in the discussion by using #youth4peace.


Why youth and peace?

Young people are not just the future, they are the present. Today almost half of the world’s population under the age of 24. By offering young people a possibility to take part in shaping their own futures, young people can be at the front line of peacebuilding. To find out more about why we do what we do, visit the Our vision section of the website.

Internships and volunteering

As a network of youth organisations, we believe in the importance of providing young people with the opportunity to work on peace. Because of this, we are always happy to accept interns, trainees and volunteers at the UNOY secretariat. We do our best to provide an interesting, dynamic and international learning environment. If you’re interested in joining our team, you can find more information here.