IPI Virtual Events During the UN General Assembly

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Thursday, September 10th at 2:00pm EST
Learning Interrupted: Education, COVID-19, and the Culture of Peace
This event, following the annual UN High-Level Forum on the Culture of Peace that will take place earlier the same day, will provide an important opportunity to address the global crisis of education caused by COVID-19. Read more>>

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Wednesday, September 16th at 8:30am EST
Implementing Transformative Action: Prioritizing the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in a Time of Pandemic
Foreign ministers and selected prominent international stakeholders will share their ideas for practical commitments to strategic action that states and international organizations can take to support the participation of women in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Read more>>

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Thursday, September 17th at 8:30am EST
Implementing the UN Management Reform: Progress and Implications for Peace Operations
This panel will examine the implementation of the reform and its impact on peace operations from the perspective of both UN headquarters and the field, highlighting the current state of the reform, good practices, areas for possible improvement or attention, and forward-looking recommendations for UN headquarters, mission leaders and managers in the field, global or regional support offices, member states, and staff at large. Read more>>

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Friday, September 18th at 2:00pm EST
UN75: The Future We Want, The UN We Need
Featuring a diverse all-women panel, the event will discuss expectations for those meetings, held under the banner – The Future We Want, The UN We Need – in the context of COVID-19. The event will be part of the UN75 global conversation, with key points and recommendations emerging from the session forming high-level inputs into the final UN75 report due in January 2021. Read more>>

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Wednesday, October 7th at 8:30am EST
UN Peacekeeping in the time of COVID-19: Annual High Level Dialogue on Challenges, Responses, and Lessons
This dialogue will explore the diverse ways in which UN peacekeeping, including troop and police contributing countries, has adapted to continue essential functions, what lessons recent experience offers for other peacekeeping partners, where additional support is required to overcome challenges, and how the Action for Peacekeeping (A4P) initiative and the planned 2021 peacekeeping ministerial meeting in Seoul can help address immediate operational needs related to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and mitigating its impact on mandated tasks, as well as to promote systemic changes to improve the effectiveness of UN missions.

Wednesday, October 14th at 9:00am EST
Governance that Centers Communities: Lessons from Afghanistan and Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone and Afghanistan are two countries that have important experience to share about integrating community-centered initiatives into national government policy. They offer different contexts, solutions and challenges that contribute to a growing body of experience about how policy can better support community-centered initiatives. Read more>>

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