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A Nonprofit 501 (c) (3) Organization and Public Charity

Our Mission: “To bring about a ten-percent reduction in youth violence, bullying, and abuse, through volunteerismeducation, and teamwork and the improve the health of children and youth.”


YouthAlert! (YA!) Youth Violence, Bully, Abuse, Prevention/Health Program (VBPHP)

A Universal Cross-Cutting Youth Violence, Bullying, and Abuse, Prevention Program Available Worldwide

Where Youth and Adults Meet Halfway to Reduce Violence and Bullying

 "Helping protect the whole youth, and nothing but the youth" (c)

YouthAlert! (YA!) - Win The War! Against Violence in 2017 has been granted Special Consultative Status to the United Nations (U.N.) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Consultative Status provides NGOs with access

to not only ECOSOC, but also to its many subsidiary bodies, to the various human rights mechanisms

of the United Nations, ad-hoc processes on small arms, as well as special events organized by the

President of the General Assembly.The 19 countries in the U.N. ECOSOC Committee on NGO's that gave their

recommendation were: Azerbaijan, Burundi, China, Cuba, Greece, Guinea, India, Iran, Israel, Mauritania, Nicaragua,

Pakistan, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sudan, Turkey, United States of America, Uruguay and

Venezuela (Bolivarian Rep.). 54 U.N. Member States adopted the Committee's draft decision.   

Information Page      Meeting Report       Final Report


YouthAlert! (YA!) VBPHP Correlates Directly with the 17 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)


Target 15.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation


Target 15.3 Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation


Target 16.1 Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere


Target 16.2 End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children

On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.  Link   Official Document PDF


YouthAlert! (YA!) VBPHP correlates directly with all four “Prevention” points in the U.N. Security Council Resolution No. 2250 on Youth Security

10. Urges Members States to facilitate an inclusive and enabling environment in which youth actors, including youth from different backgrounds, are recognised and provided with adequate support to implement violence prevention activities and support social cohesion;


11. Stresses the importance of creating policies for youth that would positively contribute to peacebuilding efforts, including social and economic development, supporting projects designed to grow local economies, and provide youth employment opportunities and vocational training, fostering their education, and promoting youth entrepreneurship and constructive political engagement;


12. Urges Member States to support, as appropriate, quality education for peace that equips youth with the ability to engage constructively in civic structures and inclusive political processes;


13. Calls on all relevant actors to consider instituting mechanisms to promote a culture of peace, tolerance, intercultural and interreligious dialogue that involve youth and discourage their participation in acts of violence, terrorism, xenophobia, and all forms of discrimination;

On December 9, 2015, the United Nations Security Council, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2250, Urges Member States to Increase Representation of Youth in Decision-Making at All Levels  Link    Report PDF

YouthAlert! (YA!) - Win The War! Against Violence is an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSCO) in the United Nations. 2 Pages PDF

YouthAlert! (YA!) - Win The War! Against Violence is associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI). Accreditation with other UN entities: WHO, UNDCP, UNHRC, UNICEF, UNESCO.

YouthAlert! (YA!) - Win The War! Against Violence is a member of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) a program of the United Nations Foundation.
YouthAlert! (YA!) and U.N. ECOSOC
YouthAlert! (YA!) with U.N. Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth Office
YouthAlert! (YA!) and UNESCO, Lily Gray, N.Y.C., Christophe Cornu, Paris, France
YouthAlert! (YA!) and UNICEF Clarice da Silva e Paula, Child Protection Specialist and UNICEF End Violence Against Children, The Global Partnership, Gerry Dyer, Chief of Office.
YouthAlert! (YA!) and World Health Organization (WHO), Werner Obermeyer, Sohie Evekin, N.Y.C. - Etienne Krug, Alexander Butchart, Geneva, Switzerland - Isabella Danel, Alessandra C. Guedes, PAHO, Washington, D.C.

YouthAlert! (YA!) at World Health Organizaiton (WHO) 8th Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Meeting. Translating Sustainable Development Goal violence prevention targets into national and local action. Shaw Convention Centre, Ottawa, Canada, 19-20 October 2017.

I take this opportunity to commend you for the work your organization is doing youth violence prevention.”

Njanja Fassu, Senior Political Affairs Officer, Peacebuilding Support Office, United Nations.

YouthAlert! (YA!) and Francisco Quesney, Specialist, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children, N.Y.C.
YouthAlert! (YA!) with the U.N. African Union Delegation, and at the U.N. Missions of Central African Republic, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
YouthAlert! (YA!) and H.E. Honorable Einar Gunnarsson, Ambassador to Iceland, Chair, Third Committee, U.N. 72nd General Assembly.
YouthAlert! (YA!) and United Nations General Assembly President's Advisor, Nikola Ivezaj, Stakeholders Relations, Civil Society and Private Sector Outreach.
YouthAlert! (YA!) with Martina Donlon and Filipe Queipo, United Nations Department of Public Information, New York City