Through the adoption of the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security and its subsequent resolutions, Member States and UN organs and entities have been called upon to increase meaningful and inclusive participation of youth in peacebuilding efforts at all levels.

The Youth, Peace and Security Primer, also known as the YPS Primer, is an open online resource available to all practitioners, including UN, government, civil society and academia. The Primer has been developed by UNSSC in partnership with the Folke Bernadotte Academy and builds on the “Youth, Peace and Security: A Programming Handbook” developed by the UN with support from the Folke Bernadotte Academy.

The YPS Primer aims to establish a common base of understanding and approach for the UN system and partners in implementing the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda. It is primarily meant to inform, in broad terms, the programmes and actions of all UN entities working with and for youth in peace and security.

Course Methodology

Course Methodology: 

The YPS Primer is a self-paced learning tool hosted on the UNSSC Elounge platform. After registering, you will be granted immediate access to the learning platform and all learning materials.

Course Contents

Course Contents: 

The Primer features three foundational learning modules set out to provide practitioners with the necessary skills and knowledge to support the implementation of the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda – while working with and for young people in peace and security.

The three learning modules cover foundational YPS topics:

1)     An Introduction to the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda

2)     Enabling Meaningful Youth Participation

3)     Conducting Youth-Sensitive Conflict Analysis.

Target Audience

Target Audience: 

The YPS Primer is open online resource available to all practitioners. 

Cost of participation

Cost of participation: 

Thanks to the generous support of the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the YPS Primer is offered free of charge. 

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