The Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (CYPAN) brings together young people from across the Commonwealth to upscale and optimize grassroots, national, regional and Pan-Commonwealth efforts to promote peace, respect & understanding and preventing violent extremism. CYPAN aims at fostering collaboration between members and creates space for policy advocacy as it relates to peace and countering violent extremism. It is an initiative that is completely youth-led and supported by the Commonwealth Secretariat.

From May 29 to 31, 2017, the "Regional Consultation on Youth, Peace and Security: voices of youth in Latin America and the Caribbean" was held in Panama, where the contributions made by young people in the prevention of violence and conflicts and the promotion and strengthening of peace. This event would not be possible without the collaboration and exchange of the following organizations: UNHCR, the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office, OAS, UN Women, UN Volunteers, UNDP, UNESCO and UNFPA.

In an effort to mobilize youth in peace building and human rights through advocacy, the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network-Jamaica (CYPAN Jamaica) is seeking to empower young people through capacity building, leadership, and human rights campaigns to improve their advocacy in peace building, social cohesion, conflict resolution, violence – all towards creating a culture of peace.

"Are you interested in Peace Building, Human Rights & Advocacy? 
Are you between the ages of 16-29 years old?" If yes, then CYPAN Jamaica needs YOU.

 "In order to build peaceful communities, we MUST consider youths as partners for peace, as peacemakers and world changers. When youths have safe spaces to engage without fear of discrimination, they have a greater opportunity to contribute to peace & social cohesion in OUR Jamaica.”

DEADLINE : September 14, 2018
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