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The Missing Peace: Independent Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
New York | 2018 | 146 p.
Corporate author: 
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO)

The process of how this study was undertaken is just as important as the outcomes it produced. The study used an inclusive and participatory research approach by undertaking regional, subregional and national consultations with young people across the globe; conducting and receiving country case studies; commissioning focus-group discussions with “hard to reach” youth; and drawing on a survey-based mapping of the work done by youth-led peacebuilding organizations. Particular effort was made to reach out beyond easily accessible and elite youth, to young people who would not ordinarily have a say in these sorts of global policy processes. Given the challenge of young people’s increasing distrust in their governments and the multilateral system, it was essential to work with credible civil society organizations with strong trust-based relationships with youth on the ground.


Resource Type: 
Policy and strategy materials
Case studies and research papers
Peace / Culture of peace
Preventing violent extremism
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 
Primary education
Secondary education
Higher education
Non-formal education


Youth participation; Peacebuilding; Security; 2030 Agenda