U.S. Youth, Peace & Security Coalition


What is Youth, Peace & Security (YPS)?

The UN Security Council adopted resolution 2250 in 2015, recognizing the essential role of young people in preventing & resolving conflicts & in sustaining peace. The resolution “calls on Member States to include young people in their institutions and mechanisms to prevent violent conflict and to support the work already being performed by youth in peace and security” (United Nations).

What is the Relationship Between Youth, Peace & Security?

“Conflict prevention &  resolution is more sustainable when young people’s perspectives are prioritized. Engaging young people & youth community leaders in peace efforts, decision-making & institutional reform processes provides an opportunity to constructively influence areas that directly impact their lives” (UN Peacekeeping).

Where Can I Have Conversations with Others About YPS?

To start conversations about & provide insight on topics related to youth, peace & security, please explore & contribute to our Discussions.

Are There Examples of YPS in Practice?

For a collection of YPS resources, please visit our Resource Library.