New report offers much-needed insights on youth contributions to peace dialogue and mediation

FCA promotes youth involvement in peace dialogue and mediation
FCA's partner in Myanmar, Swe Tha Har Organization / Karen Youth Organization, hosts a peace project for 18–35 year olds, training them to work as mediators in peace processes. Photo: Tatu Blomqvist / FCA

New report published by the Berghof Foundation synthesises the insights from an exploratory study on the youth space of dialogue and mediation, primarily based on case studies in Myanmar and Ukraine, along with reflections from Abkhazia, Georgia and South Ossetia. FCA’s Development Manager, Matthias Wevelsiep, has contributed in the making of the report.

In an endeavor to offer insights on ‘youth space of dialogue and mediation’, conflict contexts in Myanmar and Ukraine were explored in the report. People in their youth phase were conversed with, along with people who have passed beyond this phase of life, allowing them to reflect on their own youth and on their observation of (and interaction with) the work of young people.

As a follow-up to the UN Security Council Resolution 2250, the report makes a thematic contribution to the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security, aiming to stimulate a much-needed discourse on youth contributions to dialogue and mediation.

Read the full report here.