Carnegie Peacebuilding Conversations

Lorraine Degruson


Lorraine Degruson

Leading Coordinator, United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY), The Hague

Lorraine is born and grew up in France. She graduated from the War Studies Department of Kings College London. Lorraine is directing UNOY focusing on the strategic development of its global network of youth-led peacebuilding civil society organizations. UNOY provides to its members a platform to exchange and learn from their peers, build their capacities and localise the international youth peace and security agenda. UNOY's advocacy work has contributed to shape this agenda, and is still co-chairing the UN inter-agency working group on Youth and Peacebuilding. UNOY's recent work has focused on supporting the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security mandated by Security Council Resolution 2250 (2015).

From her previous work on local level reconciliation in Kosovo, Lorraine is also an expert on transitional justice and a strong advocate of inclusive and participatory dealing with the past processes where young people are engaged as agents of change shaping their common future.

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