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February 18, 2020

Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace: What’s Next for the UN Peacebuilding Architecture?

Is the UN’s “sustaining peace” agenda the right response to the increasingly complex challenges of preventing armed conflict? Are the UN and its partners well equipped to enter a decade that will be shaped by the climate crisis, rising populism, and democratic backsliding? In a global context characterized by a crisis of multi-lateralism and a resurgence of nationalism, is the “sustaining peace” agenda ambitious enough - or even too ambitious? What further changes are needed, and what changes are realistic?

This event will ask these questions and more, kicked off by keynote speaker Gert Rosenthal who is one of the intellectual masterminds of the Sustaining Peace Agenda. Mr. Rosenthal is a member of the Independent Eminent Persons on the 2020 review of the UN peacebuilding architecture. The roundtable will provide a summary of key insights from the closed-door technical consultations held earlier in the week, and will be followed by a Q&A session.

This will close the Geneva Thematic Consultations for the 2020 Review of the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture, organized by The Geneva Peacebuilding Platform (GPP), in partnership with Switzerland. The consultations will focus specifically on concrete examples of policy and operational coherence linking peace and security, development and human rights, as well as partnerships for peacebuilding and sustaining peace. The results will feed into the Secretary-General’s report to the UN General Assembly later this year. DCAF is one of the five partners of the GPP and will contribute to the technical consultations.

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February 18, 2020


Auditorium Ivan Pictet B

Maison de la Paix - Petal #1  

Chemin Eugene-Rigot 2, Geneva

For more information and to register your attendance visit the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform.