Youth, Peace, and Security Programming Handbook
Conflicts often place near-insurmountable burdens on young people, as they are, among other things, the most affected by the collapse or failures of the education sector, as well as a lack of training and employment/decent job opportunities. This handbook, developed by the United Nations, seeks to contribute to the operational readiness and capacity of practitioners to implement the youth, peace and security (YPS) agenda. The programming handbook builds on recent evidence and increasing momentum to prioritize youth-inclusive and youth-sensitive peace and security programming, as a core element of more sustainable and long-lasting peacebuilding efforts.
The handbook is intended to be used by country, regional and global teams in the United Nations system, but it can also provide insights and guidance to field practitioners beyond the United Nations, including other international or regional organizations, national counterparts, youth-led and youth-focused organizations, movements and networks, and peacebuilding organizations.