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Our Common Peacebuilding Challenge – The Contribution of "International Geneva" – Palais des Nations, Room XXII, 6 November 2007, 9:30 am to 6:00 pm

On 6 November 2007, the GCSP will co-host with the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) a high-level conference entitled, "Our Common Peacebuilding Challenge - The Contribution of International Geneva". The overall objective of the one-day conference is to nurture a greater engagement between the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) and the key stakeholders located outside of United Nations headquarters, with a view to ensuring that the practical experience and expertise of this multitude of actors feeds into the deliberations of the Commission. The aim is for the discussions to produce practical recommendations that could serve to inform and bolster the international community's peacebuilding response through the PBC.

This conference is one component of the "The UN Peacebuilding Commission and International Geneva" project undertaken by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), in collaboration with the Quaker United Nations Office in Geneva (QUNO), the Graduate Institute for International Studies (HEI/PSIS) and the Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). Financial support for some aspects of the project has been provided by the Geneva International Academic Network (GIAN).

An analytical mapping of the peacebuilding capacities and expertise of Geneva-based stakeholders has been undertaken and resulted in a searchable database, entitled the "International Geneva Peacebuilding Guide", and a comprehensive publication about the conclusions of the conference which took place on 12 September 2007. This publication will be presented during the conference on 6 November 2007.

More information is available online under www.gcsp.ch . For any further queries about the event, please e-mail Peacebuilding_event@unog.ch

Related Project(s)

Small Grant - 2007 The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission and International Geneva

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