Re-designing Peacebuilding for the 21st Century - Peace, Power and Sharing Responsibility - HLPF 2021 Side Event
This high-level event on the sidelines of the 2021 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development will focus on the challenges of ensuring successful peace processes in an era of complex multidimensional conflicts. It will reflect on the evidence base that demonstrates the efficacy of inclusive processes, particularly with regard to the representation of women peacebuilders. In direct response to the HLPF theme "sustainable and resilient reconstruction after Covid-19", the discussions will tackle SDGs 16 and 5, putting particular focus on the direct links between the recognition, resourcing, and protection of women peacebuilders and their full, meaningful, and effective participation in peace processes.
With a focus on the current processes in Libya and Sudan, the exchanges will highlight the contributions of women-led peacebuilding organizations to peace processes; provide analysis, lessons learned, and ways forward; and generate responses and commitments from member states.
This event will be opened by Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Germany, followed by a keynote speech by Kristen Bell, UN Global Advocate for Women's Peace & Humanitarian Fund (tbc).