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.

Four tips from peacebuilders on working with young people to transform violent extremism - If violent extremist groups recognize the power and potential of young people, why don’t those combatting them?
Defying fear: a Nepali woman’s dream to don the uniform - Mamta grew up fearing police officers — until she participated in our football clinic and met some of them on the pitch.
Reclaiming Identity: a Sri Lanka War Survivor’s Quest - To escape the horrors of war, Thanuja shed her identity. Now, she’s reclaiming it — and building a society that looks past ethnic differences.


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.
Preventing Violent Extremism 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.



We’d love to meet you! Join us at one of our future events.

There are no scheduled events.


latest news