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Public event @ Geneva Peace Week

Promoting Peaceful and Inclusive Societies: Practices that Count


Monday 16 November 2015, 12:30-14:00
Auditorium Ivan Pictet (A1A), Maison de la paix, Geneva

In collaboration with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), and the Graduate Institute’s Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative (IPTI), the Small Arms Survey is glad to invite you to attend a public panel discussion on 'Promoting Peaceful and Inclusive Societies: Practices that Count' in the framework of the Geneva Peace Week.

 
The 2030 development agenda adopted in September by the United Nations General Assembly recognizes peace, governance and justice as fundamental pillars of what ‘development’ should be. Among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constituting the framework of the new agenda, SDG 16 focuses on ‘peaceful and inclusive societies’. While this represents a major leap forward in development policies, challenges remain on how to translate global goals and targets into measurable national policies and effective programs leading to positive change for the life of people. The event aims to (a) discuss the challenges and opportunities for the implementation and measurement of SDG 16, (b) showcase existing practical experience in peacebuilding, security promotion, and violence reduction to help states in implementing SDG 16 through coherent and holistic approaches; and (c) identify roles for ‘international Geneva’ to support the implementation of SDG 16.

Speakers:

  • Amb. Thérèse Adam, Senior Advisor (Development), Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
  • Kareen Jabre, Director of the Division of Programmes, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
  • Mireille Widmer, Programme Manager, Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative (IPTI)
  • Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Research Director, Small Arms Survey

Moderator:

  • Sara Sekkenes, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Geneva


 


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