PeaceNexus Foundation

United Network of Young Peacebuilders

January 20, 2017
  • Organisation:
    United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY)
  • Where:
    International, secretariat in the Netherlands

The United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY Peacebuilders) is a global network of youth-led peacebuilding organizations. Having been instrumental in the passing of UN Security Council Resolution 2250 that promotes youth participation in peace and security – and therefore having given priority to advocacy at the international level – UNOY needed to shift its focus to ensuring the Resolution is implemented on the ground. The OD process enabled a restructuring of the International Secretariat to better support members in its main regions. A comprehensive review of its financial situation, systems and strategy is now helping UNOY work towards greater financial sustainability and more tailored support to its members.

“The support received from PeaceNexus has allowed a real institutional and governance change within UNOY. The process has been assessed positively by all members in the pilot regions, where the reach of the network and ability for members to interact with each other has been stimulated by the new regional coordinators. We are determined to continue this organisational development beyond the pilot regions to increase UNOY’s sustainability and inclusiveness.”

Lorraine Degruson, Leading coordinator, UNOY Peacebuilders