On Monday, September 21, Pathfinders is partnering with the Peace One Day Live Global Digital Experience 2020. The event brings together inspiring national leaders, mayors, actors, and musicians for a full day of live, digital broadcasting to raise awareness of Peace Day and kickstart a Decade of Peace. At Peace One Day, the Pathfinders will publicly announce plans for the third grand challenge—the Movement to Halve Global Violence, by 2030.
The challenge of sustaining peace has been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. The crisis has caused multi-dimensional disruption, putting gains on the ground in peace, security, development, and human rights at risk. However, the pandemic has also created opportunities for more integrated approaches to peacebuilding and sustaining peace. On August 12, CIC's director Sarah Cliffe joined the current and former United Nations secretary-generals to brief the Security Council on the conflict risks posed by COVID-19 and options for the multilateral response.
The coronavirus pandemic has placed in sharp relief the urgent need for robust and flexible social protection systems. This Zoom webinar will showcase some of the best recent examples of innovative approaches to action and delivery on social protection from around the world, and will offer lessons for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, building back better, and accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Bringing together the heads of the main organs of the United Nations, the Presidents of the General Assembly, the Security Council, the ECOSOC, the International Court of Justice and, as well as the Secretary-General of the United Nations, this high-level dialogue will underscore the value of multilateral efforts and international cooperation in support of the collective objectives and the need to recommit to the ideals of the Charter as we prepare for the 75th anniversary of the UN.
Heads of state and government will convene during the High-level Political Forum (HLPF), taking place from July 9-18 in New York City, to review the 2030 Agenda for the first time since it was presented in September 2015.
The Task Force on Justice, an initiative of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies will present their report at the World Justice Forum VI in The Hague, defining the opportunity for the justice movement in 2019.