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6 November 2018

#GPW18: Building Urban Peace

When: 1300-1415

Venue: Maison de la Paix, Auditorium A1A

Cities can be centres of destabilization and fragility, or they can provide a bulwark of stability and peace in a turbulent world. This panel explores how local actors are building urban peace and seeks to understand the nature of the public, private, formal and informal partnerships at the heart of these strategies. Putting regional experiences into a global perspective, this event offers an overview of data tracking violence in cities; an analysis of how security sectors can better prevent and respond to these threats; and proposals for how multilateral diplomacy between cities can support local urban peace.


Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Director of Programmes, Small Arms Survey
Fairlie Chappuis, Programme Manager, Policy and Research Division, DCAF
Renata Dwan, Director, UNIDIR

Moderator: Dennis Rodgers, Professor, CCDP

Partners: Small Arms Survey; Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP)


About Geneva Peace Week 2018

Geneva Peace Week 2018 emphasizes the imperative of finding peaceful solutions to the growing risks of violent conflict, building on lessons from history and the needs for future peacebuilding practice. DCAF is co-organizing six events during Geneva Peace Week 2018 with a range of partner organizations drawn from International Geneva.