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The Voices of Sustaining Peace - UNITAR Division for Peace Advisory Board Side Event
An online conference on the occasion of the annual side event to the UNITAR Division for Peace Advisory Board meeting. This interactive virtual Zoom conference will bring together the real (s)heroes of the stories from the “Voices of Sustaining Peace” social media campaign as well as the Board Members and the broader public to discuss pandemic-spurred innovations in the field of sustaining peace.

The discussion will focus on the challenges that each of the story protagonists faced in their peacebuilding/ humanitarian/ development work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; on how they are dealing with these challenges and what sorts of innovative tools and approached are being used; as well as on what is required to successfully adjust to the “new normal”.

The event will be held in English with Spanish interpretation.

Moderator: Mr. Alan Doss, Special Advisor and Former President of the Kofi Annan Foundation, Former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UNITAR Division for Peace Advisory Board Member

Keynote speaker: Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild-Drummond, UN Under-Secretary-General, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Commemoration of the United Nations 75th Anniversary

Panel/story protagonists:
• Mr. Ali Chahine, Peacebuilding consultant and facilitator in MENA region, UNITAR Mediation and Conflict Analysis Trainer
• Ms. Orsolya Bader, Digital Networks & Society Department, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union
• Mr. Rohullah Azizi, Curriculum Adviser at Afghanistan Legal Education Project (ALEP), Appeals Representative, Fulbright Scholar
• Ms. Cristina and Ms. Leidy Ríos, Heads of Corporación Génesis, an NGO dedicated to peacebuilding in Colombia
• Mr. Hisham Al-Omeisy, Conflict analyst, Yemen

Registered attendees will have a chance to participate in the online Q&A session, and are also welcome to send their questions in advance to ptp@unitar.org.

Jan 20, 2021 02:00 PM in Zurich

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