What is the Paltform's mandate?

The Geneva Peacebuilding Platform is mandated by the four partner institutions to act as a ‘knowledge hub’ to advance new knowledge and understanding of peacebuilding issues and contexts, and to facilitate the interaction on peacebuilding between different institutions and sectors.

The overall goal of this mandate is to nurture the networking of peacebuilding resources in Geneva and worldwide; and build bridges between International Geneva, the United Nations peacebuilding architecture in New York, and peacebuilding activities in the field.

In support of this mandate, the Platform will:

  • Develop a network of peacebuilding professionals and institutions; 
  • Provide policy-relevant advice and services;
  • Ensure a continuous exchange of information, and necessary ‘reality checks’, through formal or informal seminars, consultations, and conferences; and
  • Work across institutional and sectorial divisions

What are the Platform’s aims?

  • Adding value by generating substance, analysis or understanding on peacebuilding at the cross section of institutions, sectors, and disciplines.
  • Enabling frank and open exchange by locating discussions outside official meetings on positions and above institutional and sectorial silos and ‘turf wars’.
  • Listening to the voices of local peacebuilders so that those building peace on a daily basis are heard in Geneva, New York, and other major policy centres.

How does the Platform work?

  • Finding solutions from the bottom-up by building strong partnerships with a range of actors at various levels tailored to a specific topic or context.
  • Network peacebuilding resources in Geneva and worldwide by facilitating connections across institutions and sectors and by synthesising promising practice.
  • Ensuring continuous exchange about peacebuilding issues, practice, and contexts through seminars, consultations, conferences, and multi-stakeholder processes.