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Involving young women and men in building a sustainable peace

DEAR EDITOR, it was reported in the SUN newspaper last week that the United Nations Peace Building Fund (UNPBF) and Youth@Work (Y@W) have entered into a partnership to train up to 100 young people from rural settlements around Honiara, especially those who are marginalized with limited opportunities.

The training aims was said to support youth to become peace advocates and to improve their long-term economic prospects.

The training was being supported through UNPBF are in close collaboration with Ministry of National Unity, Peace, Reconciliation (MNURP) and Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA).

It was claimed that during the training, the youths will also be introduced to peace building concepts and techniques to be peace advocates in their respective communities and will have access to other support such as business awareness training, business planning training, mentoring, and start-up business support materials.

The combined training initiative is commendable and at the end of the training course I very much hope job opportunities will be forthcoming for the youths who have successfully completed their business training and enhanced their job skills.

Yours sincerely


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