Pathfinders at Geneva Peace Week
Twice the Peace by 2030: Linking Knowledge to Practice
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development made for the first time peaceful, just and inclusive societies a global development priority. For the first time, it addresses peace from a development perspective. Given what we know about how severely violence undermines broader development aims, SDG16.1 in particular has the potential to emerge at the forefront of the agenda. However, urgent action is needed to bend the curve and accelerate the implementation of evidence-based violence reduction and prevention strategies that help those working at the national or local level. This event seeks to showcase early success stories in different countries to strengthen and transform preventative action, presenting the latest research by the International Peace Institute and the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just, and Inclusive Societies.
Leslely Connolly, Senior Policy Analyst from International Peace Institute
Katherine Aguirre, Senior Researcher, Igarape Institute
Luis Valles, State Director, FICOSEC
About Geneva Peace Week
Geneva Peace Week, held from 5-9 November 2018 is a collective action initiative facilitated by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform in collaboration with the Swiss Confederation. By synchronizing meetings on different topics related to the promotion of peace during one week, Geneva Peace Week will maximize synergies between organizations in Geneva, focused on the cross-cutting nature of peace. Geneva Peace Week underlines that each and every person, actor and institution has a role to play in building peace and resolving conflict. It also highlights that peace promotion occurs in many different contexts and cuts across disciplines and sectors. In this sense, Geneva Peace Week is an attempt to break down the silos which all-too-often characterize the international community and can limit more creative responses.
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