About Us

Peace Child International is a charitable organisation based in the UK. We have ECOSOC status at the United Nations, and for more than 30 years have worked to empower young people through youth-led development.

We believe in the power of youth-led development. Through our innovative employability and entrepreneurship programmes we are working to improve jobs and livelihoods for thousands of young people around the world. We encourage young people to get informed and give them all the tools and support they need to create positive change in their own lives and that of their communities.

Our youth network are the driving force behind PCI, they tell us what is most important to them and help us plan and execute our organisational goals and strategy. This is what we call Youth-Led Development – a term coined at our first World Youth Congress in 1999.


To improve the livelihoods of young people in the developed and developing world through employability and entrepreneurial trainings.


Our vision is a future in which every young person has the skills, confidence and opportunity to achieve decent work.


We value the ideas, voices and goals of youth, understanding that young people want the opportunities to take an active role in their society.

Our current focus is youth unemployment crisis, a problem affecting 74 million youth globally

PCI’s internship scheme has provided work experience over the past 20 years to over 320 people both at the international headquarters and in West Africa and India.

  • Meet the Team

    With a staff of young people from all over the world and a group of expert trustees, we all work together to inspire young people.

  • Our History

    From the Cold War to the Sustainable Development Goals, we've spent the last 30 years pioneering projects by young people, for young people, worldwide.

  • Our Programmes

    See what opportunities we provide for young people to build up confidence, get ready for the world of work and create positive change.

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