Young people are agents for peace, engaged in transforming the structures and institutions that hinder the socio-economic and political well-being of people living in fragile and conflict affected communities. 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 Global Survey of Youth-Led Organisations Working on Peace and Security was developed in 2016 as a contribution to this study. Mapping a Sector: Bridging the Evidence Gap on Youth-Driven Peacebuilding is a descriptive analysis of the 399 responses from youth-led organisations to the Global Survey. It provides a snapshot and broad overview of the activities, achievements, strengths and needs of youth-led organisations as reported by them.