AMMAN – Guided by the principle that youth are key actors in achieving peace, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) announces today that it will continue its efforts to grow and strengthen the global movement of young peacebuilders with a brand new workshop in Amman, Jordan, February 19-23, 2018.
After two months of intensive online preparation, 20 young peacebuilders between the ages of 18 and 25, coming from 12 Middle East and North Africa countries, and representing youth-led organizations, will take part in a weeklong workshop. Guided by trainers, they will work to analyze conflicts, practice peace tools to build bridges between cultures and religions, and design peace projects, which they will implement upon returning home.
UNAOC’s Young Peacebuilders programme is designed to support young people in gaining skills that can enhance their positive role in issues of peace and security and in preventing violent conflict. It also brings visibility to the initiatives, actions, and projects initiated by young people towards peace and the promotion of diversity and human rights. The goal is to support the growth of networks of young peacebuilders equipped with the tools to address stereotypes, prejudice, and polarization in order to build more inclusive and peaceful societies in their communities and globally.
Implemented in collaboration with Generations For Peace, with the generous support of the Agencia Extremeña de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AEXCID), UNAOC’s Young Peacebuilders Programme is a powerful example of a partnership that can strengthen the ground-breaking UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, which recognizes that “young people play an important and positive role in the maintenance and promotion of international peace and security.”
For more information about UNAOC’s Young Peacebuilders programme, visit www.unaoc.org or contact BramVH@unops.org.