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The Voices of Sustaining Peace

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20th January 2021

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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”. In the end, all attendees and speakers will be invited for a Q&A exchange to draw conclusions from the experience to date and identify ways forward.

THEMES • Peacebuilding and Mediation • Justice • Humanitarian Action • Youth, Peace and Security • Communication and Media Diplomacy

SPEAKERS Moderator: UNITAR Division for Peace Advisory Board Member

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.

The conference will be live-streamed on the UNITAR YouTube channel.

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    UNITAR (@unitar)

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    The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) provides innovative learning solutions to individuals, organizations and institutions to enhance global decision-making and support country-level action for shaping a better future.

    UNITAR was created in 1963 to train and equip young diplomats from newly-independent UN Member States with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate through the diplomatic environment.

    Over the years, UNITAR has acquired unique expertise and experience in designing and delivering a variety of training activities. We have become a leading institute in the provision of customized and creative learning solutions to institutions and individuals from both the public and private sectors.

    With a strategy fully focused on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UNITAR supports Governments to implement the 2030 Agenda.

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    UNITAR (@unitar)

    lives in Geneva, Switzerland read more on unitar.org

    The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) provides innovative learning solutions to individuals, organizations and institutions to enhance global decision-making and support country-level action for shaping a better future.

    UNITAR was created in 1963 to train and equip young diplomats from newly-independent UN Member States with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate through the diplomatic environment.

    Over the years, UNITAR has acquired unique expertise and experience in designing and delivering a variety of training activities. We have become a leading institute in the provision of customized and creative learning solutions to institutions and individuals from both the public and private sectors.

    With a strategy fully focused on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UNITAR supports Governments to implement the 2030 Agenda.

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    UNITAR (@unitar)

    lives in Geneva, Switzerland read more on unitar.org

    The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) provides innovative learning solutions to individuals, organizations and institutions to enhance global decision-making and support country-level action for shaping a better future.

    UNITAR was created in 1963 to train and equip young diplomats from newly-independent UN Member States with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate through the diplomatic environment.

    Over the years, UNITAR has acquired unique expertise and experience in designing and delivering a variety of training activities. We have become a leading institute in the provision of customized and creative learning solutions to institutions and individuals from both the public and private sectors.

    With a strategy fully focused on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UNITAR supports Governments to implement the 2030 Agenda.