The Youth and Peace Caucus was formed to bring to fore the special concerns of children and young people. It receives papers from scholars doing work on youth and children — theoretical research as well as evaluative and/or empirical papers. Of particular interest are papers on youth movement, generational perspectives on peace, unemployment, young peace leaders, and issues exceptionally profuse among the young (gang-wars, substance abuse, idealism vs. cynicism etc.), and other related topics. In receiving and approving papers for presentation, the Caucus aspires as practicable and possible to maintain gender and regional balance.
Likewise, given the nature of the caucus, it also hopes to help invigorate IPRA by organizing youthful activities like cultural activities, regional solidarity events, and forums (or free exchange of ideas on critical issues affecting the young).