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6 November 2018

#GPW18 Mediating Security in Peace Processes: Exploring Linkages and Strengthening Partnerships

When: 1615-1730

Venue: World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Salle Kreuzel

Security sector governance (SSG) is central to every peace process because it determines how legitimate violence is controlled in politics and society. At the same time, negotiations and the peace agreements that result are typically crucial in setting the agenda for post-conflict SSG. However, mediators and security sector reform professionals have a tendency to work in parallel universes. By bringing together both communities, and building on insights from a recent DCAF study, this panel discussion aims to raise awareness of the need for more sustained cooperation. We hope to contribute to bridging the gap between mediators and practitioners of security sector reform (SSR), disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR),small arms and light weapons (SALW) and mine action.

Partners: Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD)



Please note, anyone without a valid UNOG grounds pass must register via the UNOG registration system (INDICO), in ADDITION TO registering to attend the event, at Eventbrite. They will then receive a single badge valid from 7 to 9 November 2018 and will be able to attend all events of Geneva Peace Week 2018 without further additional registration.

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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.