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November 28, 2023 | 09:30 AM (EST)

Geneva Peace Week meets New York


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The post-Cold War period is over, and we are moving towards a new global order and a multipolar world. Over the past decade, progress in science, technology, and economic development has greatly benefitted peacebuilding work. Nevertheless, our world remains fragile and plagued by internal violence and armed conflicts of far-reaching geopolitical dimensions. They increase its fragmentation and polarization. As U.N. member states are preparing for the Summit of the Future, guided by a New Agenda for Peace, it is crucial to ask how we can restore trust between Member States in our institutions and the multilateral system, and how to counter divisive narratives.

Predictable State behavior can build a solid foundation for peace. In this regard, ensuring the application of existing common norms based on international law is critical. The meaningful inclusion of women, youth, and marginalized groups in peace processes is another way to promote sustainable peace. Trusted knowledge, based on accurate data and scientific evidence, can also contribute to better understanding and decision-making. Speakers will highlight the ways trust can be a critical enabler of sustaining peace.

There will also be a presentation of the deliberations and outcomes of Geneva Peace week by Rapporteur Dr. Adam Day (UNU).

- H.E. Pascale Baeriswyl, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN
- H.E. Ivan Šimonović, Permanent Representative of Croatia to the UN
- Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, President of and CEO, International Peace Institute
- Ambassador Nathalie Chuard, Director of DCAF

- Annyssa Bellal, Executive Director of Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

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