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.

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Youth, Peace and Security: The New Kid on the Block

UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, adopted in December 2015, requested the UN Secretary-General “to carry out a Progress Study on the youth’s positive contribution to peace processes and conflict resolution.”  The following is a thought-provoking piece by Ali Altiok, written on the occasion of the publication of ‘Missing Peace: Independent Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security‘ in 6 official languages of the UN.  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.



Responding to Tensions across Religious Lines in Sri Lanka

Tensions in Sri Lanka have risen after violent clashes between the Buddhist and Muslim communities in central Sri Lanka. On 6 March, the government imposed a nationwide state of emergency. Our member organisation Sri Lanka Unites is working hard to bring the violence to an halt and address the underlying tensions. Below is their update on the current situation in Sri Lanka.

As a movement,  our member organization Sri Lanka Unites has been on top gear looking to respond and ensure young people in our network play a positive role. Read more about their assesment of the situation and what is the suitable response to deal with these tensions.