United Network of Young Peacebuilders
UNOY Peacebuilders is a global network strengthening sustainable youth-driven peacebuilding. We connect more than 100 youth peace organisations across 55 countries.
UNOY goal is to create a world where young people have the opportunity and skills to contribute to peace. We work to strengthen youth-led peacebuilding initiatives, facilitate a safe space for dialogue and conflict transformation, develop the organizational capacities of our members and to bring the voices of young people to policy makers on a regional and global level.
UNOY support youth peacebuilding organizations and to build their capacities. This will further enable them to become more effective in mobilizing youth to become constructive, pro-active and non-violent agents of change addressing root causes and the impact of violence in their communities.
UNOY advocate for increased youth participation in peacebuilding, in the shape of the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 that recognizes and addresses the specific needs, assets, potentials, and experiences of youth in (post-) conflict scenarios. Such a resolution gives recognition to the work by young peacebuilders, ensure support to young peacebuilders and put pressure on governments to meaningfully involve young people in issues of peace and security.