This town hall meeting is an open and interactive discussion about the current state and future of the concept of “Sustaining Peace”.
The meeting is introduced by a key-note address by H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic; Incoming Chair of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe; and Former President of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly.
The UN Security Council and General Assembly endorsed the concept of ‘sustaining peace’ through joint resolutions in the spring of 2016. The concept stems from the review of the UN peacebuilding architecture and repositions ‘peacebuilding’ activities as an activity across all stages of conflict (not along a set sequence), as a priority for the entire UN system (not just a selected UN departments), and as a responsibility for national governments and all other national stakeholders (not just governments exclusively).
The town hall meeting offers an interactive opportunity to exchange views on the achievements of ‘sustaining peace’ and on the future potential for policy and practice of this concept.
The town hall meeting will be moderated by Dr. Achim Wennmann, Executive Coordinator of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform. The event is part of Geneva Peace Week and is organized by the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform.