Y-PEER History

1. About Y-PEER

The Youth Peer Education Network is a comprehensive youth-to- youth initiative. Connecting thousands of young people, Y-PEER aims to promote healthy life styles and to empower young people at different levels through peer to peer approach. Y-PEER was created by UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) in partnership with UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund). Y-PEER was launched in 1999 and established in 2011 by UNFPA as a network of organizations and institutions, working in the field of Sexual and Reproductive health and has branches in more than 50 countries throughout the world. Y-PEER was established to support, provide information and train young people on number of issues, in particular sexual and reproductive health and rights issues.

2. Y-peer structure

The Global Advisory Board (GAB) is the highest decision making body of the network which consists of the Focal Points in Charge and all the national networks.

International Coordinators (ICs) are the official representatives of Y-PEER at the international level. ICs are coordinating the International Network and the execution of the annual action plan.

Alumni are previous International Coordinators that finished their term and form and consultative body.

International fellows are based in international Y-PEER centers in Amman (Jordan) and Sofia (Bulgaria) and have the task of assisting ICs in the capacity building of the network.


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