The Youth Peacemaker Network will begin its initial roll-out byholding itsfirst training for young women and men from Jonglei. The training willtakeplace from 12-15 December 2012 at UNESCO Juba, and will coverconflictresolution, leadership, peace and community building, and mediation skills.
Over the next two years, the program will expand to include South Sudan'sothernine States and will continue to support the long-term capacitydevelopment ofthe youth as well as providing mentoring and business skills topromoteattractive alternative learning and skills-based opportunities for youth.
For more information on PeaceEarth and the Youth Peacemaker Network, pleasevisit www.peaceearth.org.
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Forest Whitaker:
Award winning artist, Humanist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, ForestWhitakerhas dedicated most of his time to extensive humanitarian work. In 2011, hewasnamed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation for hispersonaldedication and work in the field of conflict resolution and his commitmenttopromote humanitarian ideals. He founded the Los Angeles based PeaceEarthFoundation in 2012, and in partnership with Rutgers University, he co-founded ofthe International Institute for Peace under the auspices of UNESCO. In 2007hereceived the Cinema for Peace Award for his selfless and ongoing advocacyforchild soldiers, as well as his work with inner-city youth. He was alsoawardedthe Humanitas Prize in 2001. Currently, he serves as a spokesperson for theUgandan child soldier orphanage Hope North, and is a board member of thePresident's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH). For moreinformation, join the conversation @ForestWhitaker.
About PeaceEarth Foundation:
The PeaceEarth Foundation is dedicated to peace-building and communityempowerment in areas of conflict everywhere. Founded in 2012 by AcademyAwardwinning actor Forest Whitaker, the PeaceEarth Foundation works to engage,empower and inspire youth, women, and global citizens to promote peaceacrossthe planet. Through on-the-ground programs in Africa and the United States,thePeaceEarth Foundation helps societies affected by conflicts and violencetransform into safe and productive communities. For more information, go towww.PeaceEarth.org and join the conversation on Twitter @ForestWhitaker.
About UNESCO Juba:
UNESCO's mission is to contribute to the building of peace in the mindsof menand women. UNESCO Juba is working together with the Ministry of Culture,Youthand Sport and the Ministry of General Education and Instruction, tointegratepeace building into educational planning and delivery. The Office'sprioritiesinclude increasing literacy rates, promoting lifelong learning,mobilizingscience knowledge and policy for sustainable development, addressingsocial andethical challenges, fostering cultural diversity, intercultural dialogueand inbuilding an inclusive knowledge society through information andcommunication.
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