• 1.Central African Republic (New York)

    The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, in partnership with MINUSCA and the Mediation Support Unit of the Department of Political Affairs, convened an expert brainstorming on the Central African Republic (CAR) to analyze what elements of truth, justice, reparations, reintegration, and non-repetition from the Colombia experience could inform proposals for CAR. The Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, in partnership with MINUSCA and the Mediation Support Unit of the Department of Political Affairs, convened an expert brainstorming on the Central African Republic (CAR) to analyze what elements of truth, justice, reparations, reintegration, and non-repetition from the Colombia experience could inform proposals for CAR.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 2.Great Lakes Region of Africa (Nairobi)

    The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum at the Social Science Research Council (CPPF), convened a workshop in Nairobi on the current social and political dynamics in the Great Lakes region of Africa The Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum at the Social Science Research Council (CPPF), convened a workshop in Nairobi on the current social and political dynamics in the Great Lakes region of Africa. Experts at the two-day workshop were drawn from academia, policy circles and civil society, including women, youth and private sector organizations with the aim to examine the current state of play in the region, define common approaches and methods for effective collaboration and communication, and identify strategic priorities for enhanced regional and international engagement.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 3.Guatemala (New York)

    CPPF organized a small one-day briefing for the incoming Guatemala Resident Coordinator, Rebeca Arias. The meeting brought together colleagues from different parts of the UN including the DPA, UNHCR and UNDP to discuss some of the main challenges facing the country today. The day’s discussion focuses on governance, development, and security issues. CPPF organized a small one-day briefing for the incoming Guatemala Resident Coordinator, Rebeca Arias. The meeting brought together colleagues from different parts of the UN including the DPA, UNHCR and UNDP to discuss some of the main challenges facing the country today. The day’s discussion focuses on governance, development, and security issues.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 4.Atrocity Prevention Report Discussion

    The Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations organized a small meeting to discuss the handbook produced by CPPF titled “Atrocity prevention in a nutshell: origins, concepts and approached.” The meeting brought together a number of stakeholders working on this agenda including UN Special Representative on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng. The Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations organized a small meeting to discuss the handbook produced by CPPF titled “Atrocity prevention in a nutshell: origins, concepts and approached.” The meeting brought together a number of stakeholders working on this agenda including UN Special Representative on the Prevention of Genocide, Mr. Adama Dieng.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 5.2nd Brandenburg Forum on Drugs and Development Policies

    CPPF's Associate Director Renata Segura was invited to participate in the Second Brandenburg Forum on Drugs and Development Policy convened by the Government of Germany and The Netherlands, together with International Drug Policy Consortium (IDP) and the Transnational Institute (TNI). Segura was a moderator in a scenario building and planning and session titled “Mapping the road to 2019 and beyond.” CPPF's Associate Director Renata Segura was invited to participate in the Second Brandenburg Forum on Drugs and Development Policy convened by the Government of Germany and The Netherlands, together with International Drug Policy Consortium (IDP) and the Transnational Institute (TNI). Segura was a moderator in a scenario building and planning and session titled “Mapping the road to 2019 and beyond.”.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 6.Metrics and Drug Policy (New York)

    CPPF organized a meeting of drug policy experts to examine the challenges of holistically assessing, measuring, and evaluating the impact of existing drug policies. The meeting explored possible new metrics that would allow UN member states and the international community to better understand what has been described by UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as the “unintended consequences” of the existing drug control regime. CPPF organized a meeting of drug policy experts to examine the challenges of holistically assessing, measuring, and evaluating the impact of existing drug policies. The meeting explored possible new metrics that would allow UN member states and the international community to better understand what has been described by UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as the “unintended consequences” of the existing drug control regime.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 7.Threat of Non-State Armed Groups in Perpetrating Atrocity Crimes (New York)

    At the request of the Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, CPPF organized a meeting on the threat of non-State actors in perpetrating atrocity crimes. The meeting brought together colleagues from different parts of the UN system and civil society groups and focused on concrete atrocity prevention experiences working with non-State armed groups, other agendas and tools that can help in atrocity prevention vis-à-vis these actors, and recommendations for the UN system. At the request of the Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, CPPF organized a meeting on the threat of non-State actors in perpetrating atrocity crimes. The meeting brought together colleagues from different parts of the UN system and civil society groups and focused on concrete atrocity prevention experiences working with non-State armed groups, other agendas and tools that can help in atrocity prevention vis-à-vis these actors, and recommendations for the UN system.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 8.Middle East and North Africa (Geneva)

    CPPF organized a two-day meeting in Geneva that brought together 13 UN Resident Coordinators from the region, from Morocco to Iran. The meeting took stalk of the political developments since the 2011 uprisings, examined the social and development challenges facing the region today, and identified entry points for the UN from a local and regional perspective.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 9.Democratic Republic of Congo (New York)

    On 5 December, CPPF convened a brainstorming to help inform a strategic review of the United Nations engagement in the DRC in light of the constitutional crisis and pending mandate renewal for MONUSCO. The discussion was based on a scenario paper produced by CPPF, which helped the UN system examine the implications of possible scenarios on MONUSCO’s mandate.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 10.Colombia (Paper)

    CPPF produced a paper for the UN's Colombia Country Team’s retreat in November examining the upcoming political challenges facing the passing of the peace accords following the win of the “No” vote in the referendum held on 2 October. The paper also presents a series of possible scenarios as well as recommendations for the UN system with a focus on prevention, based on the recommendations that resulted from the 2015 reviews.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 11.Ethiopia (New York)

    CPPF held a small expert brainstorming on Ethiopia on 10-11 November 2016. The meeting assessed the recent protests and unrest in the country, and helped develop UN strategy.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 12.Central African Republic (New York)

    CPPF convened a brainstorming on the Central African Republic that aimed to analyze past and present approaches to Security Sector Reform (SSR), Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), and efforts towards accountability and reconciliation in the conflict affected country.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 13.Eritrea Briefing for the Swiss Foreign Ministry (New York)

    On Friday 21 October, CPPF experts provided a briefing on Eritrea for representatives from the Swiss Foreign Ministry based in Bern and New York. On Friday 21 October, CPPF experts provided a briefing on Eritrea for representatives from the Swiss Foreign Ministry based in Bern and New York.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 14.Eritrea (New York)

    CPPF, in partnership with the UN Department of Political Affairs, convened an expert brainstorming on Eritrea in New York on Friday October 21. The meeting sought to take stock of recent developments in the country, national and regional dynamics, and the UN’s strategy of engagement. CPPF, in partnership with the UN Department of Political Affairs, convened an expert brainstorming on Eritrea in New York on Friday October 21. The meeting sought to take stock of recent developments in the country, national and regional dynamics, and the UN’s strategy of engagement.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 15.Central African Policy Forum on CAR (New York)

    On 20 October, CPPF facilitated and organized a briefing by two colleagues at the United States Institute of Peace, who had recently returned from Bangui after six months in country. This meeting brought together NGOs, UN missions, UN agencies and departments, and academics in New York to explore policy options for building sustainable peace in CAR. On 20 October, CPPF facilitated and organized a briefing by two colleagues at the United States Institute of Peace, who had recently returned from Bangui after six months in country. This meeting brought together NGOs, UN missions, UN agencies and departments, and academics in New York to explore policy options for building sustainable peace in CAR.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 16.Zimbabwe (New York)

    CPPF, in partnership with the UN Department of Political Affairs, organized a meeting on Zimbabwe in New York on October 11-12. Meeting participants discussed the implications of the recent protests and internal dynamics within the ZANU-PF and opposition, in an effort to better understand the broader political landscape and prevent an escalation of violence. CPPF, in partnership with the UN Department of Political Affairs, organized a meeting on Zimbabwe in New York on October 11-12. Meeting participants discussed the implications of the recent protests and internal dynamics within the ZANU-PF and opposition, in an effort to better understand the broader political landscape and prevent an escalation of violence.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 17.Central African Policy Forum on the Great Lakes Region (New York)

    On 22 September, CPPF organized and facilitated a Central African Policy Forum discussion with the US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Thomas Perriello, who provided an update on political turmoil in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo after his visit to the region. On 22 September, CPPF organized and facilitated a Central African Policy Forum discussion with the US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, Thomas Perriello, who provided an update on political turmoil in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo after his visit to the region.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 18.Myanmar (Paper)

    CPPF Consultant Richard Horsey produced a paper on the situation in Rakhine State in Myanmar. This analysis of one of the country's most pressing challenges identifies the issues Kofi Annan and the new Commission on Rakhine State, appointed by Aung San Suu Kyi, will have to face as they begin their work. CPPF Consultant Richard Horsey produced a paper on the situation in Rakhine State in Myanmar. This analysis of one of the country's most pressing challenges identifies the issues Kofi Annan and the new Commission on Rakhine State, appointed by Aung San Suu Kyi, will have to face as they begin their work.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 19.Briefing Book: Colombia

    CPPF put together a briefing book with background information for international civil servants working in Colombia. While the main target audience are the members of the UN Special Political Mission engaged in the implementation of the verification of the cease fire and disarmament, it can be useful for others who are not familiar with the Colombian context. The readings include background on: the formation of the Colombian state, political parties, decentralization, economics, conflict, violent actors, other peace processes, and the war on drugs/Plan Colombia. CPPF put together a briefing book with background information for international civil servants working in Colombia. While the main target audience are the members of the UN Special Political Mission engaged in the implementation of the verification of the cease fire and disarmament, it can be useful for others who are not familiar with the Colombian context. The readings include background on: the formation of the Colombian state, political parties, decentralization, economics, conflict, violent actors, other peace processes, and the war on drugs/Plan Colombia.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 20.Great Lakes (Geneva)

    At the request of the Government of Switzerland and the UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General Ambassador Said Djinnit, CPPF organized a 4-day series of expert workshops in Geneva on the Great Lakes Region. The brainstorming sessions which brought together experts and a dozen special envoys (multilateral as well as bilateral) to the Great Lakes, sought to produce a shared analysis of regional dynamics, and increase coherence in the international community’s response to the multiple crises in the region. At the request of the Government of Switzerland and the UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General Ambassador Said Djinnit, CPPF organized a 4-day series of expert workshops in Geneva on the Great Lakes Region. The brainstorming sessions which brought together experts and a dozen special envoys (multilateral as well as bilateral) to the Great Lakes, sought to produce a shared analysis of regional dynamics, and increase coherence in the international community’s response to the multiple crises in the region.

    Date
    June 30th
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 21.Burundi (Geneva)

    In partnership with the Government of Switzerland, CPPF facilitated a lessons learned workshop on Burundi, to look at Burundi’s evolution since the signing of the Arusha Accords in August 2000, at the role of the numerous instruments at the disposal of the international community, and how they were used at specific junctures. In partnership with the Government of Switzerland, CPPF facilitated a lessons learned workshop on Burundi, to look at Burundi’s evolution since the signing of the Arusha Accords in August 2000, at the role of the numerous instruments at the disposal of the international community, and how they were used at specific junctures.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 22.Haiti (New York)

    CPPF brought together a small group of UN staff who work on Haiti to be briefed by expert Michèle Montas. The meeting addressed the current difficulties of having credible elections to establish a new government, and looked at the main political challenges ahead. CPPF brought together a small group of UN staff who work on Haiti to be briefed by expert Michèle Montas. The meeting addressed the current difficulties of having credible elections to establish a new government, and looked at the main political challenges ahead.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 23.Colombia (New York)

    At the request of the Department of Political Affairs, CPPF organized a meeting to examine three of the five points where agreements have been reached by the government of Colombia and the FARC in Habana, Cuba, including: comprehensive rural reform, solution to the problem of illicit drugs, and political participation. The meeting discussion focuses on examining what would be the necessary steps in order to implement these aspects of the agreement. The meeting also discussed how an eventual peace proc3ss with the ELN could affect the implementation of the peace agreement with the FARC. At the request of the Department of Political Affairs, CPPF organized a meeting to examine three of the five points where agreements have been reached by the government of Colombia and the FARC in Habana, Cuba, including: comprehensive rural reform, solution to the problem of illicit drugs, and political participation. The meeting discussion focuses on examining what would be the necessary steps in order to implement these aspects of the agreement. The meeting also discussed how an eventual peace proc3ss with the ELN could affect the implementation of the peace agreement with the FARC.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 24.Bangladesh (New York)

    CPPF convened an expert brainstorming session on Bangladesh at the request of the UN DPA. The meeting sought to examine the current political context and human rights climate, particularly in light of an increasingly narrow political space, rise of extremism and targeted attacks on minority communities, secular media and civil society representatives. Participants also analyzed the economic situation and politicization of the business community, and the role of the UN and international community in addressing the current crisis. Taking these developments into account, the meeting sought to enhance the UN’s understanding of the dynamics in Bangladesh to prevent conflict and avoid a further deteriorating political situation. CPPF convened an expert brainstorming session on Bangladesh at the request of the UN DPA. The meeting sought to examine the current political context and human rights climate, particularly in light of an increasingly narrow political space, rise of extremism and targeted attacks on minority communities, secular media and civil society representatives. Participants also analyzed the economic situation and politicization of the business community, and the role of the UN and international community in addressing the current crisis. Taking these developments into account, the meeting sought to enhance the UN’s understanding of the dynamics in Bangladesh to prevent conflict and avoid a further deteriorating political situation.

    Date
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events
  • 25.Myanmar (Paper)

    CPPF Consultant Richard Horsey produced a paper on Myanmar’s new peace architecture following San Suu Kyi statement highlighting the peace process as a top priority for the government and the call for a 21st Century Panglong Conference (Panglong-21) to be held in the next two months. The paper gives a summary of the steps taken by the new government regarding the peace process, examines the new architecture outlined in the appointment of the new set of committees, and outlines some of the key challenges ahead. CPPF Consultant Richard Horsey produced a paper on Myanmar’s new peace architecture following San Suu Kyi statement highlighting the peace process as a top priority for the government and the call for a 21st Century Panglong Conference (Panglong-21) to be held in the next two months. The paper gives a summary of the steps taken by the new government regarding the peace process, examines the new architecture outlined in the appointment of the new set of committees, and outlines some of the key challenges ahead.

    Date
    , 8:00am
    Program
    Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum (CPPF)
    Meetings & Events