Applicants are welcomed fo the UNOY Young Peacebuilders’ Forum 2019. The first YPF in the Americas will take place within a context characterized by increased youth mobilizations for greater inclusion in peace, development, and also, politico-economic processes across the region. Further, Some examples of recent youth mobilisations in the region include: implementing the peace agreement (Colombia); advocacy for reproductive rights(Argentina); access to job opportunities for low-skilled youth, also, young women, and indigenous and Afro-Peruvian youth (Peru); political and economic repressions (Nicaragua and Venezuela); and advocacy for immigration rights (Mexico).
Moreover, Building on the peacebuilding momentum in the region, UNOY Peacebuilders’ 5th edition of the Young Peacebuilders’ Forum will take place in Bogota, Colombia, from 15 to 18 July 2019 and will bring together 60 young peacebuilders from the Americas and beyond. Additionally, This year’s theme, chosen by our members in the Americas, is ‘Leaving No Youth Behind Through Resolution 2250 and Agenda 2030’.The forum is supported by the Swedish International Development Agency.
as this forum offers a fantastic opportunity to expand our network by connecting with and learning from one another. Preference to participants who:
The selection of participants will be based on applicants’ motivation and experience, as well as gender balance and diverse representation.