Operationalizing Sustaining Peace: A series of Roundtable Discussions
Despite the spirit of the parallel resolutions 70/262 and 2282 and their endorsement of the term ‘Sustaining Peace’, there is still a gap in understanding what this means in practice and the implications of the changes called for at the regional and country levels. To support and inform preparations for the 2019 and 2020 Secretary-General reports on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), the International Peace Institute (IPI), the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), and the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation (DHF) are convening a series of roundtable discussions in New York.
The objective of this series is to strengthen the implementation of the UN’s peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace agenda by creating a space for developing a shared practical understanding of the UN’s peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace agenda; contributing to the assessment of ongoing efforts undertaken by the UN and other actors to advance the agenda; and fostering discussions on how to advance efforts at Sustaining Peace in practice at the country and regional levels.
The series of roundtables aims to convene experts in peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace to discuss key thematic areas related to the implementation of the peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace resolutions. Participants include experts from civil society, member states, UN agencies, Funds, and programs, and the UN Secretariat. The roundtables are by invitation only and are held under chatham house rules.