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.

Amman Youth Declaration

The Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security took place last weekend in Amman, Jordan, and it exceeded our expectations. With the contribution of 10, 000 young people involved in peace and security issues from across the globe, the Amman Youth Declaration was finally adopted at the forum and now awaits international endorsement. The Crown Prince Al Hussein of Jordan, patron of the Forum, committed to take it to United Nations Security Council to make the voice of young peacebuilders heard. Read more…



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.