A 21st Century Approach to Peace

The session will explore from a variety of lenses and actors the necessary shifts in approaches, policies and practices to meet the imperatives of a new era. It will build on findings from the global participatory process and consider three angles of the current conflict and peace landscape: Climate change, hybrid solutions in an era of polarization and rethinking mediation in peace processes. The session will bring in speakers from academia, policymaking, civil society and government. Members of the Principles for Peace Steering Committee will provide framing remarks, while members of the International Commission on Inclusive Peace will present the draft Peacemakers’ Covenant.

Speakers

Mr. Tobias Lindner
Minister of State of Foreign Affairs, Germany
Ms. Jenny Ohlsson
State Secretary for International Development Cooperation, Sweden
Ms. Ilwad Elman
Co-founder of Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre, Member of the International Commission on Inclusive Peace (ICIP)
Ms. Teresa Whitfield
Director of the Policy and Mediation Division at the UNDPPA
Prof. Sultan Barakat
Founding Director of the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS) and Professor at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
Ms. Annika Söder
Former State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Member of the International Commission on Inclusive Peace (ICIP)
Mr. Bert Koenders
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Member of the International Commission on Inclusive Peace (ICIP)

Moderator

Hiba Qasas
Head of the Principles for Peace Secretariat.
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