GPP Annual Meeting - Preventing Violent Conflict: Taking stock and looking forward

Annual Meeting
Monday, 6 November 2017 - 13:30 - 17:00
GPP Annual Meeting - Preventing Violent Conflict: Taking stock and looking forward
Join us for an exciting day of networking and discussions during the Annual Meeting of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform - Monday, 6 November 2017, 13.30-17.00 - Maison de la Paix (Auditorium A)

In his first address to Members of the UN Security Council on 10 January 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said that “Prevention is not merely a priority, but the priority. If we live up to our responsibilities, we will save lives, reduce suffering and give hope to millions.” After nearly a year of this statement, the 10th Annual Meeting of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform takes stock of the progress towards the prevention of violent conflicts and explores the future of prevention practice jointly with representatives of multiple sectors and institutions that work in this field. The Annual Meeting asks the questions of What is effective prevention of violent conflict? What are the success cases? Why did they work? What is the new frontier for prevention practice?

The discussion of the Annual Meeting sets the scene for a whole week of deliberation and discussion on the theme “Prevention Across Sectors and Institutions: What Pathways for Effective Implementation?” that guides Geneva Peace Week 6-10 November 2017.

  • Sigrid Kaag, United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Beirut
  • Valentin Zellweger, Ambassador, Permanent representative of Switzerland to the United Nations and the other international organizations in Geneva
  • Darynell Rodríguez Torres, Executive Director at Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, GPPAC
  • David Nyheim, Chairman, International Conflict and Security (INCAS) Consulting Ltd., Valletta, Malta
  • Rachel F. Madenyika, UN Representative, Quaker UN Office, New York
  • Audrey Palama, Operational Director at Second Chance School, Toulon

Other speakers and the full programme will be published on this site shortly.

The Annual Meeting will be followed by a World Café opening reception of Geneva Peace Week.