Twenty Young Peacebuilders between the ages of 18 and 25 years from twelve Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries will travel from the 24 to 28 February to Amman, Jordan. The young peacebuilders will attend the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) peace workshop. The workshop is organized in collaboration with Generations for Peace (GFP). The participants are a network of young peacebuilders who are equipped with the tools to address stereotypes, prejudice and polarization. They will analyze conflicts, practice peace tools to build bridges between cultures and religions and design a peace project which they will implement after the training. The aim of the workshop is to build more inclusive and peaceful societies in communities and globally. More.
A new cohort of recipients of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)’s Youth Solidarity Fund met in Istanbul with members of the Turkic Council’s youth network on 11 December 2017. Participants came from different countries including India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, South Sudan, Turkey and Uganda. In commemoration of the second anniversary of United Nations Security Resolution 2250, participants discussed how they could build sustaining peace together. The dialogue exchange was part of a capacity building workshop held for recipients of the 2017 Youth Solidarity Fund. More.