The primary objective of this Practice Note is to inform policymakers and donors of key strategic and programming considerations for supporting young people’s participation to peacebuilding. Specifically, this note has been developed to:
○ offer evidence-based, promising practices in youth peacebuilding in the field;
○ advance the understanding of donors and policy-makers of complex and often interconnected policy and programme considerations for more holistic support to youth peacebuilding interventions, and;
○ enhance the effectiveness of policies and funding strategies of bilateral and multilateral donors and agencies supporting youth peacebuilding interventions.
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The development of this Practice Note was a collaborative effort led by the IANYD Working Group on Youth and Peacebuilding, which includes 40 partner organizations primarily from civil society and the United Nations.
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The Forum will engage participants in conversations on key policy recommendations towards a new international agenda on youth, peace and security which will be captured in a final Declaration. This forum will provide a platform for exchange of experiences, innovative ideas and programmatic frameworks that work. and best programmatic practices. Key topics will include:
Please stay tuned for an updated format and topics.
Putting Young People at the Centre
- Young people’s participation: an untapped resource for political stability and economic prosperity
- Young people’s resilience: stories from conflict-affected zones
- Youth leadership, engagement and organizing
- Young women shaping peace
Speech and Counter Speech
- Religion/inter-religious speech and counter speech
- The role of young people in countering violent extremism
- Media and Communication
The Role of State and the International Community
- Investing in youth capacities for peace and stability
- Post-conflict planning and financing
- Governance and participation
The driving principle for the full duration of this Forum will be to create the space for meaningful intergenerational dialogue: it will create the conditions for common understanding and respect between generations and increase dialogue and cooperation between young people and adults to work together to prevent and resolve violence, extremism and conflict locally, regionally and internationally.
The Global Forum was hosted by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, and co-organized by the United Nations represented, on behalf of the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD), by Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Peacebuilding Support Office, UNFPA and UNDP, in partnership with Search for Common Ground and the United Network of Young Peacebuilders.