Skip to main content

Welcome to

Supporting young people’s participation in peacebuilding




Young women and young men have a critical role in promoting and maintaining international peace and security. Contrary to most popular representations, the majority of youth are not violent. Rather, they can - and do - play active roles as agents of positive and constructive change.

This is exactly what UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security recognizes for the first time.

Learn about what young people are achieving around the world and join us in supporting young people's participation in peacebuilding.

Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security

The United Nations Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security adopted in December 2015 requested the Secretary-General “to carry out a Progress Study on the youth’s positive contribution to peace processes and conflict resolution, in order to recommend effective responses at local, national, regional and international levels”, and to present the results of the Study to Member States of the United Nations.

In August 2016, the Secretary-General appointed an independent Lead Author, Graeme Simpson, and an Advisory Group of 21 experts – half of them youth – to develop the Study.

Find more about the Progress Study and how you can get involved.

Get Involved!

Sign up & join the Youth4Peace Community to:
Have your say: Take part in online consultations – or start your own!
Share: Showcase results, best practices & lessons learned...
Create: New knowledge, groups, events…
Connect: Trigger new initiatives and collaborate on common projects...
... and much more!

Create your profile for free and get involved - it will take you less than a minute!