YPI 2014, youth peace initiative, is an initiative that has been set up to get Israeli and Palestinian youth involved in the peace negotiations between their nations.
Seventeen young adults, five each from Israel and the Palestinian Territories, and seven from the rest of the world (Korea, Cyprus, Northern Ireland, the United States and the Netherlands) met in The Hague. They toured the Netherlands to get to know the country and each other. Yet, what happend after these initial days was truly crucial: they stayed together in the Netherlands Institute of International Relations, Clingendael, (think tank and diplomatic academy) and worked on their own roadmap for a permanent peace between Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
On the 18th of October the YPI-participants have left the Hague, city of peace and justice.
After a week of dialogue, reconciliation and negotiation, YPI 2014 is proud to present the final document: Our common future!
During the press conference on October 17 the document has been handed over to the Israeli ambassador and the head of the Palestinian delegation.