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.

UNOY’s input for the UN Peacebuilding Architecture Review

The UN is reviewing it’s peacebuilding architecture in 2015.  This offers an excellent opportunity to remind member states and the UN about the crucial need to involve young people in peacebuilding.

We have sent a bunch recommendations to the panel of the peacebuilding architecture review. Read them all here.


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.