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The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Announces New Cohort of Young Peacebuilders from Latin America and the Caribbean

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations is pleased to announce the launch of the latest edition of its Young Peacebuilders programme. This year the programme focuses on Latin America and the Caribbean. The UNAOC Young Peacebuilders programme is a peace education initiative that aims to create a global movement of young peacebuilders by providing them with the competencies to advance diversity and intercultural understanding.

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Youth for the SDGs Scholarship – A program for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (Peace Boat)

Peace Boat US announces the launch of a new series of programs as part of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development to be held onboard Peace Boat on the theme of this year’s UN World Oceans Day: “Planet Ocean: Tides are Changing.” Youth leaders from around the world are invited to join the journey. Registration/scholarship application deadline: April 30, 2023.

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A Power We Hold: The Pandemic’s Impact on Mental Health Stigmatization & Social Injustice on Youth

Mental health is often swept under the rug as a social justice concern, however, the toll it takes on our youth and the injustices it brings is critical to explore. We must address this issue and its significant impact on our modern generation and its relationship to attaining justice.

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Calling for Applications: UNAOC Young Peacebuilders Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean 2023 (Fully-funded)

Applications are open for the UNAOC Young Peacebuilders Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean 2023. The UNAOC Young Peacebuilders is a peace education initiative that is designed to support young people in gaining skills that can enhance their positive role in issues of peace and security and in preventing violent conflict. (Application deadline: March 12)

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Peace Education and Action for Impact: Towards a model for intergenerational, youth-led, and cross-cultural peacebuilding

This article introduces the Peace Education and Action for Impact (PEAI), a leadership development programme designed to connect and support young peacebuilders. It discusses what PEAI is, how it works, and why it was created. It also gives a glimpse of the work that took place in 2021 – engaging youth and communities in 12 countries – and plans for the future. Lessons from PEAI are for anyone interested in peacebuilding education and action initiatives that are youth-led, adult-supported, and community-engaged.

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Grant opportunity for child-led projects. Apply by March 31, 2022

The Children’s Solutions Lab (CLS) aims to support young people in taking action to address poverty affecting children in their communities through solutions based on education and peace education. With the support of adults, groups of children are invited to present their ideas and apply for one of our micro-grants (ranging from 500 USD to 2000 USD) to implement a child-led project. Application deadline: March 31.

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War and Militarism: An intergenerational dialogue across cultures

The “War and Militarism: An intergenerational dialogue across cultures” webinar hosted by World BEYOND War explored the causes and effects of war and militarism in different settings, and showcased innovative approaches being used to support youth-led, intergenerational peacebuilding efforts at global, regional, national, and local levels.

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