Youth, Peace and Security Adviser’s Handbook
Never before in history have there been so many young people on the planet. A very important cornerstone for reaching sustainable peace and security is to ensure that young people have the rights, tools and opportunities, to participate in a meaningful manner in statebuilding and peacebuilding processes.
The youth, peace and security (YPS) agenda provides a framework that recognizes the positive impact and important contributions from young women and men. It urges global actors like the UN, OSCE and EU to create space for youth and youth organizations – so they too can play a part in shaping new and peaceful societies.
The role of YPS advisers is instrumental in realizing sustainable change and operationalizing the YPS agenda. This publication is primarily designed to give hands-on support to YPS advisers working for the UN, OSCE and EU.
Authors: Erike Tanghøj and João Felipe Scarpelini