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United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Launches Call for Applications for Young Peacebuilders in Middle East and North Africa
Ali Farhat , Editor | Aug 9, 2017
Topic category: Cities & Peacebuilding

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to launch the Call for Applications for the Young Peacebuilders in Middle East and North Africa programme. The Call is open to participants between 18 to 25 years old, from the region, with a strong interest in growing their ability to act as agents of peace in their community, region and beyond.

Up to 20 young women and young men affiliated with youth-led and youth-focused organizations will be selected to participate in an intercultural dialogue and peacebuilding experience. Over the course of several weeks, the selected participants will interact online through a series of facilitated modules, and in-person, during a one-week workshop in Amman, Jordan. Participants will act as a force multiplier of the lessons learned through the program and actively take part in follow-up activities at the community level.

Implemented in collaboration with Generations For Peace, the aim of this programme is to support the growth of networks of young peacebuilders who are equipped with the tools to address stereotypes, prejudice and polarization in order to build more inclusive and peaceful societies in their communities and globally. It is part of UNAOC’s educational programming for young people, which seeks to enhance the ability of young people and their organizations to foster mutual respect, understanding and long-term positive relationships between peoples of different cultures and religions.

More details on the program and eligibility criteria available here.

Tags: North Africa, Middle East, Youth-focused Organizations, Youth-led Organizations, Young Peacebuilders, Peace, UNAOC
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