ICAB collaborates in the project 'Restoring Peace for over 50 years – A Visit to the longest-running Peacekeeping Mission of the UN'
In general, UNYANET strengthens its network by the exchange of knowledge, resources, and experiences; the development of a common identity among member associations; and its representation towards third parties. The network facilitates the cooperation between its member associations; the United Nations; and other international organizations, institutions, and supporters by providing a common contact point. Furthermore, UNYANET provides advice and assistance to young people willing to establish a UN Youth Association in their country.
The objective of this project is a Study Trip to learn from an academic, as well as practical experience about peace-building and conflict resolution, with an emphasis on the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). This extremely valuable experience tries to bring participants from different backgrounds to a mutual understanding of the conflict. Moreover, participants will hold meetings with government officials, United Nations officials, as well as scholars and representatives from civil society organizations. The programme includes two preparatory workshops, the trip to Cyprus itself, and a final workshop that is focused on analysing the outcome of the research project and drawing final conclusions. The results will be presented to the United Nations Office in Geneva and forwarded to the Security Council.