Progress Study | Online Consultations

Youth4Peace Facilitator
Youth4Peace Facilitator • 5 April 2017

We are excited to launch the first series of Youth4Peace online consultations, which aim to gather inputs by young people and other stakeholders on a broad range of topics connected to the role of young people in sustaining peace, and the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on youth, peace and security.

Starting on Friday 7 April 2017, one global e-consultation topic will be posted and left open for a period of 3 weeks, with a total of 5 global consultation topics being posted over a period of 15 weeks. Consultation topics may be left open for longer depending on the amount of engagement with participants. Regional e-consultations, in connection to in-person regional meetings, will begin shortly. These e-Consultations are being coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), Search for Common Ground (SfCG) and the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY), working together through the inter-agency Working Group on Youth & Peacebuilding.

Contributions will feed into a Consolidated Reply that will expand the knowledge base available on the role of young people in sustaining peace and support the development of the Progress Study on Youth, Peace & Security mandated by UNSCR 2250.

Global e-Consultation Topics

Topic 1

The role of young people in preventing violent extremism
7 – 27 April 2017 | Moderated by Noëlla Richard (UNDP) and Saji Prelis (SfCG)

Topic 2

Young people’s involvement in peace processes
28 April – 18 May 2017 | Moderated by Gizem Kilinç (UNOY), Nur Laiq (Member of the Advisory Group of Experts) and Sölvi Karlsson (UNOY)

Topic 3

Young people’s participation in peacebuilding throughout the electoral cycle
19 May – 8 June 2017 | Moderated by Aleida Ferreyra (UNDP) and Lluís Juan Rodríguez (Independent Expert)

Topic 4

The role of education in peacebuilding
9 – 29 June 2017 | Moderated by James Rogan (Exterion LLC), Mieke Lopes Cardozo (University of Amsterdam) and Samuel Poumai (STEP)

Topic 5

Gendered dynamics of youth peacebuilding
30 June – 20 July 2017 | Moderated by Chernor Bah (Population Council & Member of the Advisory Group of Experts for the Progress Study on YPS), Ludmila Andrade (Horizons International) and Matilda Flemming (EWL & Member of the Advisory Group of Experts for the Progress Study on YPS)

How to take part
  • A link to each topic will be posted on this page on the first day of each e-consultation.
  • To contribute to the e-Consultations please sign-in. If you are not a member, you can sign-up here. Creating a profile is free of charge and will take you less than a minute. Once you are a member, you will be able to comment on this e-Consultation or any other discussion, connect with other Youth4Peace members, join groups and much more.
  • If you would prefer to keep your responses confidential, you can use a nickname when creating your profile, but we would be grateful if you can include your age in your response for statistical purposes and analysis.


Photo Credits: SfCG, UNDP, UN