Re:viewing peacebuilding – shaping policies and practice for the post-2015 world

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 6pm

In the face of a world in turmoil, a new agenda for sustainable development has been negotiated within the United Nations framework. Peaceful and inclusive societies are finally part of the agenda, which gives rise to hope for an integrated approach to peace and development. Additional agenda setting processes – including the 10-year review of the UN Peacebuilding Architecture and the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations – will provide important impulses for the further development of international peacebuilding policies and practice.

The Public Panel Discussion in the framework of the FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum 2015 will feature the results of the Special Summit on Sustainable Development in New York and the review of the United Nations Peacebuilding Architecture. While questions about the implementation and monitoring of these processes will be dealt with, we first and foremost want to look at future perspectives of peacebuilding. Are we on the right path to face the challenges ahead? Or do we need a new agenda for peace?

Welcome address

Thomas Silberhorn
Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Michael Hippler
FriEnt Chair and Head of the Catholic Central Agency for Development Aid at the Catholic Development Agency Misereor

Panel Discussion with

Rahul Chandran
Senior Policy Advisor, United Nations University, Centre for Policy Research

Sandra Melone
Executive Vice President at Search for Common Ground

Thomas Silberhorn
Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

Sweta Velpillay
Program Coordinator at the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies

Chair

Dan Smith
Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Simultaneous interpretation German/English