The Global Coalition on Youth, Peace and Security (GCYPS) is the leading platform for shaping global policy and practice on youth, peace, and security. The GCYPS facilitates exchange, coordination, and collaboration between more than 70 organizations from civil society, including youth-led and youth-focused organizations, UN entities, donors, academia and inter-governmental bodies. The GCYPS is co-chaired by the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY Peacebuilders), Search for Common Ground (SFCG) and the United Nations (Peacebuilding Support Office – PBSO and United Nations Population Fund – UNFPA).


The objective of the GCYPS is to strengthen youth participation in peacebuilding policy and practice. The GCYPS is a platform for member organizations to:

  • Support policy and programmatic efforts in the field of youth, peace and security;
  • Enable partnerships between youth, multilateral, governmental and civil society actors;
  • Generate collective knowledge on youth, peace and security;
  • Monitor progress and measure the impact of the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions 2250 (2015) and 2419 (2018);
  • Advocate for young people’s meaningful and inclusive participation in policy-making at the global, regional and national levels.


For more information on GCYPS, please see the flyer.