Case Study: Schools of Youth Leadership for Social Transformation in the Department (Region) of Nariño, Colombia
By UNDP Colombia and Fundación Visiones
This case study takes place within the framework of UNDP's Youth Global Programme for Sustainable Development and Peace (Youth-GPS 2016-2020), the UN Volunteers (UNV) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Volunteers for Peace Project, as a contribution to the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security mandated by UN Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015). This in-depth analysis of the Schools of Youth Leadership in Nariño between 2009 and 2017 aims to highlight Colombian youth’s contributions towards building sustainable peace and their broader role in the peace process in Colombia. It is of particular relevance given Colombia’s history and the current stage of the implementation of a Peace Agreement between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army (FARC-EP) and the Government of Colombia.