Written by Silke Cuypers

It’s been a 100 years since the Great War ended. As part of their 18 in 18 project in August, UNOY member organisation Tumult (Belgium) and several of their partner organisations brought together 61 young peacebuilders – all aged 18 or turning 18 years in 2018 – from 35 different countries to live together for a week in the Peace Village in Mesen, Belgium. The goal was to unite youngsters from countries involved in the First World War conflict in Belgium. Participants from UNOYmember organisations Nigeria Youth 4 Peace Initiative, Oajnu (Argentine) and Center for Intercultural Dialogue (Macedonia) were taking part in this project. Continue reading “Uniting young peacebuilders – Diary of a project week”

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

Are you a (potential) trainer active in the peacebuilding field? Would you like to improve your facilitation skills? And learn how to work with other young people to construct and disseminate peaceful narratives?  If so, UNOY Peacebuilders invites you to apply to participate in the Training of Trainers on Transforming Narratives!

This training will consist of three phases, starting on 25 February and ending mid- June 2018.  Application Deadline: 11 February 2018

Read the full call…

We are looking for two experienced Trainers for our upcoming Training of Trainers on Transforming Narratives!

The training team will develop and implement an online and offline Training of Trainers on transforming narratives, peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Please apply before January 29, 2018. Find the call here.

We are looking for two enthusiastic people with an interest in youth and peacebuilding to join our secretariat in The Hague. The two positions available are those of Advocacy and Communications Officer and Network and Fundraising Officer.

Interested? Click here to read more!

At the global network of youth-led peacebuilding organiastions, we bring the voices of young peacebuilders to the attention of international policy-makers. We advocate for increased youth participation in peacebuilding and a culture of peace. One of the major achievements of our advocacy work was the adoption of the UN Security Council resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security.

Read more about what we do…

Eighteen young peace builders from all over the world gathered in Brussels from the 7th to the 14th of April for a Training of Advocates organised by UNOY Peacebuilders. They learned successful advocacy is much like baking a brownie…

Click here to find out how.


The Young Peacebuilders Forum 2016 will take place in The Hague from 20 to 24 September.

The theme of the Young Peacebuilders Forum 2016 is Youth, Policy and Peace. We will explore how we can ensure that our needs and experiences are reflected in inclusive policies that enable youth to play an active role in building peace and countering violent extremism.

Applications are now closed.