About Us

A Few Words

UVPN History

The United Voices for Peace Network (UVPN) is an association of young Muslim leaders and professionals who are united to work for the enlightenment, empowerment, and development of the Bangsamoro. Formed in 2005 as a high school club of young advocates, UVPN took the path of leading the youth to its utmost capacity in nation-building of Bangsamoro homeland and Philippines as a whole.
In 2007, the Network expanded its operations by opening chapters in different communities, state universities, and colleges to further capacitate the youths in community building. This expansion urged the pioneering members to centralize its operations in 2013 through the creation of a Central Board. This expedited the registration of the Network to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2017 which allowed international donor agencies to work together with UVPN in a streamlined and synergized manner.
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Network operates around the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region

Today, the Network operates around the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region—the cities of Cotabato, Lamitan, and Marawi, the Special Geographic Areas in North Cotabato, as well as the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi. It has reached 467 youth organizations in BARMM and is working closely with 191 of them. It continues to enjoy the support from international donor agencies for BARMM and maintains a productive relationship with the Bangsamoro Government.
Championing the tagline, “#KatuwangSaPagbabago”, the UVPN is becoming one of the major instruments for peace and youth development in Bangsamoro.
Mission
Being a sold well-knit structure of young leaders and professionals who voice out and act for peace, United Voices for Peace Network is enthusiastically committed to uphold its mission of “inviting to all that is good, enjoining what is right, and forbidding what is wrong” that will eventually lead to the realization of its noble vision.
Vision
A homeland where people co-exist harmoniously with high sense of respect, understanding, open-mindedness, camaraderie, and unity amidst diversity of beliefs, culture, principles, and life’s status.
UVPN functions

UVPN Operational Framework

UVPN functions in accordance with its two personalities. First, as a youth network, where it conducts socio-religious activities such as Islamic symposiums, orphanage visitations, donation drives, relief operations, and study circles. Then, as a civil society organization, where it implements development and humanitarian activities such as information drives, development researches, policy advocacy, and capacity building activities.

These activities associate with each other create an environment where the Bangsamoro youth can participate and benefit from the gains of the peace process. Through UVPN, regional policies are communicated to the youth, while their voices are brought back to policymakers to influence public policy. UVPN also allow the youth to gather and supply development-oriented data that inform priority legislations, explore relevant policies, and expound public understanding of issues. In between these activities, the UVPN supplement gaps in skills and knowledge through provision of capacity development interventions.