UNICEF & Sustaining Peace: Strengthening the Socio-Economic Foundations of Peace through Education,Young People’s Engagement & WASH


This brief makes the case for strengthening international focus on the socio- economic dimensions of sustaining peace. It demonstrates how UNICEF - working through its equity and inclusion agenda - has made substantive, at scale and innovative contributions along these dimensions of sustaining peace. This paper outlines UNICEF's approach to Sustaining Peace, highlighting its recent progress in institutionalizing the agenda and showcasing its global efforts to leverage at-scale, child- and youth-centered programming for peacebuilding impact in three programmatic areas: i) education; ii) young people's engagement; iii) WASH. This brief was UNICEF's contribution to the 2020 UN Secretary-General's Peacebuilding & Sutaining Peace Report.

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