Virtual Policy Lab: Multilateralism, Peace and Security – Strengthening the Rules-Based Multilateral Framework to Sustain Peace
From the 6th to the 8th of October 2020, the Club of Madrid, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), is organizing the virtual Policy Lab “Multilateralism, Peace and Security – Strengthening the Rules-Based Multilateral Framework to Sustain Peace”. Kai Brand-Jacobsen, President of PATRIR and Director of the Department of Peace Operations is a keynote speaker at the event.
His speech on October 6th at 4:33 pm (CET) will provide a powerful, innovative, and practical vision for how the private sector can play a key role – together with governments and whole-of-society approaches – to achieve sustainable development and peace, and find answers to the greatest challenges facing us in our communities, countries and the world today.
Other experts and international decision-makers such as Ban Ki-Moon (UN Secretary-General 2007-2016), José Manuel Ramos-Horta (President of the Democratic Republic of East Timor from 2007-2012), Alexander Stubb (President of the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) and Prime Minister of Finland from 2014-2015), and Laura Chinchilla (President of the Republic of Costa Rica Rica in 2010-2014) or Melanne Verveer (Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security) will also be speaking at the virtual Policy Lab.
Societies from all over the world continue to suffer the consequences of escalating crisis and the impact of growing worldwide instability. The fact that the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to increasing progress of peace and development demonstrates how exposed our mechanisms to achieve such progress are. The virtual event aims to analyse the existing mechanisms and other opportunities to promote peace and development in a coordinated manner.
‘Finding the keys to effective multi-stakeholder collaboration – and the value each can bring to solutions – is essential if we are to develop the comprehensive solutions that are required to build the foundations of sustainable peace. As the UN75 Political Declaration states, “today’s challenges require cooperation not only across borders but also across the whole of society. We have to make the United Nations more inclusive and engage with all relevant stakeholders, including … the private sector, … to ensure an effective response to our common challenges.”’ said Kai Brand-Jacobsen.
You can find more information about the virtual Policy Lab “Multilateralism, Peace and Security – Strengthening the Rules-Based Multilateral Framework to Sustain Peace” here.