Building Resilient Communities – International Volunteer Day 2018

With nearly 11,500 volunteers trained around the world, Generations For Peace is committed to and driven by volunteerism to help build peace and transform conflict from the grassroots. Through our volunteers, we have reached over 520,000 children, youth, and adults through our programmes. Today, on International Volunteer Day, we celebrate volunteerism’s ability to build resilient communities by sharing 5 stories of our own volunteers, in … Continue reading Building Resilient Communities – International Volunteer Day 2018

Naa Adei Boateng: Turning UNSCR 2250 into Action

By Naa Adei Boateng, Lead Pioneer for Generations For Peace in Ghana Today, Generations For Peace has the incredible opportunity to share insight, experience, and expertise at this year’s Geneva Peace Week. Aya Albadarneh from Jordan and Frosina Kiprijanovska from the Republic of Macedonia are speaking in a panel about peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and preventing violent extremism. We are thrilled that their story will be told … Continue reading Naa Adei Boateng: Turning UNSCR 2250 into Action

UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security: Reflections on the Progress Study

By Chris Todd, English Copywriter at Generations For Peace, and Lindsay McClain Opiyo, Development and Partnerships Specialist at Generations For Peace If there is one thing to take away from the recent Progress Study on UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2250 on youth, peace and security, it is this: “Young people are frustrated by the tendency of their Governments and international actors to treat youth … Continue reading UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security: Reflections on the Progress Study

Youth-led Peacebuilding: Lessons from the field

By Megan Mineiro, Communications Department  On 21 September 2017, the International Day of Peace, Generations For Peace (GFP) hosted a special forum on Youth-led Peacebuilding at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York aimed at turning the words of UN Security Council Resolution 2250 (UNSCR 2250) into actions. Mark Clark, CEO of GFP, launched the forum reminding more than a dozen peace-building NGOs and … Continue reading Youth-led Peacebuilding: Lessons from the field