At 1.8 billion, today’s young people are the largest generation in human history. What would happen if we fully unleashed their potential for peace?

At Search, we believe that youth deserve to play a key role in peace and security, politics, and civil society. That’s why, for decades, we’ve been working with young leaders to tackle some of the world’s toughest problems, witnessing first-hand the power of #youth4peace.

Learn more about young people’s quest for a violence-free future — and prepare to get inspired!

The #Youth4Peace Global Knowledge Portal - The Youth4Peace Global Knowledge Portal is the result of a partnership between Search, the United Network of Young Peacebuilders, the United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office.

heroes and heroines

These heroic young activists are striving to end violence in some of the world’s toughest areas.

The Wake-Up Call: one Nigerian youth’s unexpected call to greatness - Uneasiness churned in Abdulrahaman’s stomach as he sat in the back of the room, watching the other teens interact. On the surface, the 15-year-old appeared calm, but he was a Nigerian Muslim boy attending an overnight camp—with Christians. He knew better than to let his guard down. He […]
Staying Golden: the legacy of Sierra Leone’s “Golden Kids” radio show - Pascal Masuba was 11 when he became a radio reporter in Sierra Leone, right after the end of the civil war. What he learned at the time turned him into an activist for the rights of children.
Young Reporters Become Radio Personalities in the Central African Republic - The radio show "Children in Action" is reshaping the conversation on children's rights in the Central African Republic. Its producers' story will surprise you.


latest projects

Learn more about our most recent initiatives to empower young leaders in four continents.

Kallewa Manio: Countering Violent Extremism in Diffa - We are working with youth in Diffa, Niger, to create a community response to violent extremism.
Strengthening Youth Resilience and Engagement Through Comic Books - Our comic book Youmiyyat Daly helps share positive values of tolerance and understanding among Tunisian youth.
A Youth-led Approach to Conflict Analysis - Over the past few months, increased violence in Mopti cast a shadow on peace and stability across Mali, urging civil society, the Malian government, and the international community to expand their focus to the central regions of the country.



Become an expert on youth and peacebuilding with our manuals and toolkits.

Mapping a Sector: Bridging the Evidence Gap on Youth-Driven Peacebuilding - As part of the implementation of UNSCR 2250, we led a Global Survey of youth-led peacebuilding organizations with UNOY. Read the full report here.
Youth-led Research - What happens when young peacebuilders become researchers? Learn more here!
Transforming Violent Extremism: A Peacebuilder’s Guide - Drawing from decades of experience on the ground, this guide offers guiding principles for peacebuilders and practitioners working to transform violent extremism around the world.



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