UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA)/ Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO)

UN Population Fund (UNFPA)

UN Women

Expert Debate
This format includes the presentation and discussion of emerging topics and trends, new and fresh approaches and ideas by guests who are experts in their field, with lots of space for active engagement of and discussions with the participants of the session.
Virtual Session 25

Financing for Peacebuilding for Youth

Significant progress has been made on the youth, peace and security agenda and in 2020, a new action-oriented Security Council resolution was passed. This panel discussion will focus on investing in capacities, agency and leadership of young women and men, to strengthen multilateralism, and the critical challenge of financing for peacebuilding.

The Peacebuilding Fund supports young people’s contributions to peacebuilding at the local and national levels through the annual Youth Promotion Initiative (YPI); to date, the largest dedicated funding measure in support of youth, peace and security, which complements the Gender Promotion Initiative (GPI) – two funding windows promoting inclusive peacebuilding.

Why is investing in youth so critically important and how can it be done better? What more can we do to encourage financing for peacebuilding? How do we support global, regional and national movements, driven by young women and men in support of more just and peaceful societies?


Mallika Iyer
United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), United States
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Marc-André Franche
United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), United States
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Cécile Mazzacurati
Joint UNFPA/PBSO Secretariat on Youth, Peace and Security, United States
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The FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum is a series of events on current and overarching challenges and trends in peacebuilding. With the Peacebuilding Forum, we want to provide future-oriented impulses for the development of peacebuilding and strengthen the visibility and importance of the policy field in its entirety.


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