Aug 6, 2020

We are looking back! On November 3rd, 2022, the Youth Peace Initiative was invited to attend the 2022 Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize at the Peace Palace

The Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize is awarded every two years by the Carnegie Foundation to an institution or a person who furthers the development of international peace. This year, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) – a private diplomacy organisation based in Geneva – was bestowed with the award, in recognition of their hard work in preventing, mitigating, and resolving armed conflicts through dialogue and mediation.

Moreover, on the occasion of the Peace Prize, YPI got to meet Rhea Mahanta, Youth Ambassador of the Peace Palace and winner of the 2021 Youth Peace Prize, bestowed by the Peace Palace, YPI, and the Municipality of The Hague. As a founder of The Peacebuilding Project, last year she was recognized for peacebuilding activities such as the Rohingya Literacy Program.

Read more about the 2022 Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize here:

30 minute conversations with young inspiring peacebuilders

Our second Youth Peace Talks episode features Emina and Fatma from Youth For Peace – an organisation based in Bosnia and Herzegovina whose aim is to build a society of sustainable coexistence among people from different religious and ethnic backgrounds. Listening to Emina and Fatma talk about what they are most passionate about is inspiring and motivating to join the peacebuilding movement – give the episode a listen by clicking here!

To find out more about Youth For Peace and follow what they are working on, find their videos on their youtube channel, as well as regular updates on their facebook and instagram pages.

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