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Highlight of Resources on Youth, Peace and Security (YPS)

Agbiboa, E.D. (2015). Youth as tactical agents of peacebuilding and development in the Sahel. In Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. Vol. 10. No. 3.

Ali Altiok and Irena Grizelj (2019) ‘We are Here: An Integrated Approach to Youth-Inclusive Peace Processes’

Altiok, Ali, Helen Berents, Irena Grizelj, and Siobhán McEvoy-Levy. “Youth, peace, and security.” In Routledge Handbook of Peace, Security and Development, pp. 433-447. Routledge, 2020.

Berents, Helen, and Caitlin Mollica. “Reciprocal institutional visibility: Youth, peace and security and ‘inclusive’agendas at the United Nations.” Cooperation and Conflict 57, no. 1 (2022): 65-83.

Berents, Helen. “Power, Partnership, and Youth as Norm Entrepreneurs: Getting to UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace, and Security.” Global Studies Quarterly 2, no. 3 (2022): ksac038.

Del Felice, C. and Wisler, A., (2007) The Unexplored Power and Potential of Youth as Peacebuilders, Journal of Peace, Conflict and Development, Issue 11.

Dowdney, L. (2005). Neither War Nor Peace: International Comparisons of Children and Youth in Organised Armed Violence.

Graeme Simpson (2018). Youth, Peace and Security: Addressing the Violence of Exclusion

Guiding Principles on Young People’s Participation in Peacebuilding (2014)

Herbert Bangura. Africa’s Youth: An Underutilised resource for Peacebuilding.

Hilker, L.M. and Fraser, E. 2009. Youth exclusion, violence, conflict and fragile states: Report prepared for DFID’s Equity and Rights Team. Social Development Direct. Available from <>

If I disappear: Global reporting on protecting young people in civic space.

Kola Ibrahim and Rafiu Lawal. 2022. Baseline study on the implementation of Nigeria’s national action plan on youth, peace, and security.

Lawal, R.A., Akhigbe, A.O., and Effevottu, E.S. 2020. (Eds). Connecting and amplifying voices of youth building peace in Nigeria. Ibadan, Nigeria: Building Blocks for Peace Foundation.

Lopes Cardozo, M., Higgins, S., Maber, E., Brandt, C., & Kusmallah, N. (2015). Literature Review: Youth Agency, Peacebuilding and Education. Research Consortium on Education and Peacebuilding.

McEvoy-Levy, S. (2001, December). Youth as Social and Political Agents: Agents in Post-Settlement Peacebuilding. Kroc Institute Occasional Paper,

Peace Direct (2016) Local Voices for Peacebuilding in Northern Nigeria.

Peace Direct (2017) Peacebuilding and Violent Extremism.

Peace Direct (2019) Youth and Peacebuilding.

Rafiu Lawal (2016), Youth and Sustainable Peace in Nigeria

Report of the United Nations Secretary-General on Youth, Peace and Security, March 2020

Smith, A., & Ellison, C. S. (2012). Youth, Education and Peacebuilding. New York: UNESCO.

The missing peace: independent progress study on youth and peace and security

UN Plan of Action to prevent violent extremism

UNOY (2005) What is good Youth Peace Work?

UNOY (2014) 25 Stories for Peace.

 UNOY (2015) Youth Impact for Peace: Monitoring Evaluation and Learning in 6 European Countries.

UNOY (2019) Mapping the Progress of Youth, Peace and Security in Europe

UNOY (2019) Youth for Peace Training Toolkit

UNOY Peacebuilders and SFCG (2017), Mapping a Sector: Bridging the Evidence Gap on Youth Driven Peacebuilding, The Hague.

UNOY. (2013). A Space for Peace: Inclusion of Youth and Peacebuilding in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The Hague: UNOY.

UNOY. (2015). Agreed Language on Youth, Peace and Security. The Hague: UNOY.

UNOY. Youth Advocacy for a Culture of Peace.

UNSCR 2250. (2015). UNSCR 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security. New York: UN.

UNSCR 2419. (2018). UNSCR 2419 on Youth, Peace, and Security. New York: UN.

UNSCR 2535. (2020). UNSCR 2535 on Youth, Peace and Security. New York: UN.

Yiaga Africa (2019) How Youth Fared in the 2019 Election

Youth, COVID-19 and Violent Extremism: Let’s Be Proactive.  Published on April 3, 2020

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