From 6-10 November, the peacebuilding community gathers in Geneva to dialogue on conflict resolution and the cross-cutting nature of peace. This forth edition of the Geneva Peace Week will focus on conflict prevention, taking stock about the progress towards solutions for the prevention of violent conflicts and looking into the future of prevention practice.
UNDP, the UN Department of Political Affairs, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and the Interparliamentary Union are organizing an event on Strengthening National Capacities for Conflict Prevention: What works, what doesn’t, with the support of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme. Specifically, the panel discussion will focus on the role of national and local mediators in building and sustaining peace: Laura Rojas, a Senator from Mexico, will speak on her work in the Parliament and with local community in the Mexico State. Valeriy Shtaba, a local mediator from Ukraine, will talk about the online dialogue he and his organization are moderating in the Donbass. The UN Peace and Development Advisor in Ukraine, Stan Veitsman, will contextualize and explain how the UN supports such efforts, while Paul Dziatkowiec, Researcher at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, will tell us about the latest research on the matter. The discussion will be moderated by David Lanz, Head of Mediation program at swisspeace.
Please join us for this open discussion on Wednesday, 8 November, at the Palais des Nations, Room IX, from 3 – 4.30 pm. This event is part of an event “cluster” on the Future of Prevention Policy that is happening throughout the day at the Palais.
Kindly rsvp to Simona Chladkova at Simona.Chladkova@undp.org to confirm your participation, and indicate whether you need access to the Palais.