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Launch of the White Paper on Peacebuilding

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Launch of the White Paper on Peacebuilding

Date & Time:  Friday, 27 February 2015, 10.00-12.00

Venue: Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène Rigot 2, Geneva

 

The White Paper on Peacebuilding reflects a 12-month collaborative multi-stakeholder initiative with peacebuilding professionals from all regions coordinated by the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform. The aim of this exercise is to present a range of voices and perspectives about the challenges, opportunities and future of peacebuilding practice. These reflections occur at a moment of several agenda-setting processes including the 10-year review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture and the work of the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations. The White Paper on Peacebuilding complements these efforts by broadening the discussion about how countries and societies can move towards sustainable peace, and about the assistance the UN and other international and local actors can bring to such processes. This event will be the official launch of the White Paper on Peacebuilding and 20 background documents on regional and thematic perspectives on peacebuilding practice.

Programme: Launch of the “White Paper on Peacebuilding”

10.00   Welcome coffee

10.30   Opening:

  • Michael Møller, Acting Head, United Nations Office at Geneva

10.35   Views from peacebuilding practitioners (by video)

  • Angela Rivas, Coordinador, Private Sector, Conflict and Peacebuilding, Fundación Ideas para la Paz, Bogotá, Colombia

  • Paul Okumu, Head of Secretariat, Africa CSO Platform on Principled Partnership, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Lei Xue, Research Fellow, Shanghai Institute for International Studies, Shanghai, China

 10.40   Round table on the White Paper on Peacebuilding

  • Caty Clément, Senior Programme Advisor and Senior Fellow, Leadership, Crisis and Conflict Management Programme, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

  • Diane Hendrick, Representative, Peace and Disarmament, Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva

  • Oliver Jütersonke, Head of Research, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP), The Graduate Institute

  • Renée Larivière, Deputy Director-General for Development and Learning, Interpeace

11.00   Comments and questions

11.25   Concluding reflections

  • Mirjana Spoljaric, Deputy Head of United Nations and International Organisations Division, Directorate of Political Affairs, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland

11.30   Networking time

12.00   End

Moderation: Achim Wennmann, Executive Coordinator, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

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