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Public event

20 Years of an ‘Agenda for Peace’: A new vision for conflict prevention?

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Date & time    Friday, 15 June 2012, 12:15-14:30         

Location          Palais des Nations, Building A, Door A13, 3rd Floor, Room VIII

On 17 June 1992, the United Nations Secretary-General Boutros-Boutros Ghali published “An Agenda for Peace”, a landmark document about the role of the United Nations in preventive diplomacy, peacemaking and peace-keeping in the post-Cold War world. The 20th anniversary of “An Agenda for Peace” is a reminder of the continued importance of a clear vision and strategy to maintain international peace and security in the 21st century. With the decline of inter- and intra-state armed conflict, with most violent deaths occurring outside of traditionally defined armed conflict areas, with new state and non-state actors at the world stage, and growing military spending, the global efforts towards the achievement of peace and security require new partnerships and approaches.

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of “An Agenda for Peace”, the event will provide an opportunity for a forward-looking discussion about the new visions needed to prevent conflict and consolidate peace in a changing world.  Questions to be considered include the role of regional partners, how to ensure long-term attention and funding for conflict prevention, the importance of disarmament, the impact of new technologies and media and how to improve early warning mechanisms.    

Welcome and introduction by Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

Speakers:

Prof. Timothy D. Sisk, Korbel School, University of Denver; Associate Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

H.E. Ms. Elissa Golberg, Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva

Mr. Andrew Tomlinson, Director, Quaker United Nations Office, New York

Moderator: Amb. Fred Tanner, Director, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

 

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