A global network strengthening sustainable youth-driven peacebuilding

80 organisations, 50 countries

We are a network of 80 youth organisations in 50 countries, united around the vision of a world free from violence in which young people play an active role in contributing to peace.


New on the UNOY blog: Youth-Accessible Grantmaking

Accessing sustainable funding is a persistent challenge for youth organisations working in the peace and security field. What are the common barriers that youth-led organisations face in accessing financial resources? And how can funding that is intended to support peacebuilding work be more sensitive to the needs and local realities of youth organisations? 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, read about our vision or about what we do.

Support African Youth Peace Advocacy

The adoption of UN Security Council resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security was a major achievement for the youth movement for peace. But this is not enough! Now we need to make sure that the Resolution is being implemented locally, and we need to advocate for it! UNOY Peacebuilders are planning to set up a specific Africa Youth Advocacy Team. Click here to support our crowdfunding campaign!