The COVID-19 crisis is deepening social challenges, propelling communities towards the brink, and disrupting economic and political systems. While COVID-19 has, for many, been an experience of meaningful action for the common good, it has also acted as a magnifying glass for violence and its roots in social inequalities and human rights violations. But what does this moment mean for peacebuilding?
The Geneva Peacebuilding Platform hosted a convening of its advisory board at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis in early April 2020. Major takeaways are synthesized in the report on the meeting, which is part of the Platform’s ‘The Pulse of Peacebuilding’ series that that identifies key emerging themes for peacebuilding.
Read the joint report of the GPP and QUNO here.
Additional COVID-19 Resources from GPP partners:
- Impact of COVID-19 on Security Sector Governance (DCAF)
- COVID-19 and Security Webinar Series (GCSP)
- COVID-19 and International Peacebuilding: First Perceptions (ASPR)
- Confronting the COVID-19 Crisis: Danger and Opportunity (Toda Peace Institute)
- COVID-19: Access Challenges When Responding to the Needs of People on the Move (CCHN)