The United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY – pronounced ‘You Know Why’) is a global network of young people and youth organisations committed to establishing peaceful societies. UNOY Peacebuilders is a non-political, non-religious, non-governmental organisation that welcomes youth peace initiatives/ organisations and young peacebuilders regardless of gender, ethnicity, social class, religion, or any other distinction and has a clear mission.
We implement a wide range of projects and activities of Capacity Building Programme and Advocacy and Campaigning Programme. Activities we provide combine methodologies developed by non-formal education in youth work, peace education, community development and intercultural learning. Operating outside formal education, the non-formal approach we opt for includes a focus on equal (peer to peer), friendly, innovative, attractive, and involved relationships.
Who we are looking for
Youth led organisations (or youth led groups within another type of organisation) which are:
- Active in the field of peacebuilding and conflict transformation
- Committed to working for a Culture of Peace and against various forms of violence
- Inspired to take action in their own communities sharing a global spirit of solidarity
- Willing to learn from others and ready to contribute and share
The organisation or youth group should also share the vision of the United Network of Young Peacebuilders and be able to appoint two contact persons (male and female) who can communicate well in English.
Benefits for being a member iclude:
- You get to expand your network, and collaborate with other organisations that share your interests
- You have the possibility to attend trainings on peacebuilding and conflict resolution, and you also have access to UNOY toolkits and manuals
- Organisational support from UNOY Secretariat
- Visibility for your organisation in our publications and on our website
For more information, please refer to our website, where you can find the application form and contact details http://www.unoy.org/unoy/call-for-member-organisations-2012/