FRIDAY, JUNE 22

FUTURE CONFLICTS: PROMOTING INCLUSION

Inclusion is vital actions to prevent, respond and solve current and future conflicts. How can we use Sustainable Goal 16 to identify better policies of inclusion? What hinders societies to include women and youth in peace and security?

Promoting Inclusion Day continues with these conversations:

Session 1: Sustainable Development Goal 16 on Inclusive Institutions, and how dialogue strengthens inclusion and resilience.

Session 2: UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and how to improve its impact through dialogue.

Session 3: UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, and youth as perpetrators, victims and peace builders.

 

We finalize the day with the Nansen Garden Party, a social event with food and music at the Nansen Academy.

KEYNOTE SPEECH

THE ROLE OF DIALOGUE IN FUTURE CONFLICTS

How can dialogue weave a strong social fabric and help societies to become more resilient to the challenges of the future?

SESSION ONE

PROMOTING INCLUSION

This session will focus on the connection between dialogue and inclusion, and how to improve the impact of Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG 16)

“Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”

SDG 16 refers to how peace, justice, and inclusive institutions are at the core of sustainable development. From this perspective, how can we define inclusion so that it contributes to the resilience of society? What is the role of dialogues in supporting the SDG 16? Can the dialogue methodology contribute to entrenching inclusivity and transparency into institutions? Understanding inclusion is a priority in the quest for attaining sustainable development. Yet, the very definition of ‘inclusion’ varies among different key actors. Emphasis is often placed on what inclusion can deliver (justice, transparency) and less on the key notion of inclusivity or how to build inclusive institutions.

This session will focus on key concepts around inclusive institutions from the perspective of dialogue and the opportunities it presents. Together, we will explore the potential synergies between the art of dialogue and the strategic and localised objectives of the SDG 16.

SESSION TWO

WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY – UN SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 1325

How can we improve impact through dialogue? How can women be involved to reflect all concerns and needs in peace processes?

The creation of lasting peace requires the inclusion and involvement of women and girls so that the concerns and needs of all are reflected in peace processes. The impact of conflict on lives, safety and well-being of women and girls is disproportionately high and the creation of lasting peace requires the inclusion of women and girls. This session looks at what UNSC 1325 and the agenda on women, peace and security have achieved of its commitments and actions. Participants will look at how UNSC 1325 is internalised in design and implementation in conflict resolution and how to establish conditions for inclusive participation of women in peace building.

This session will discuss if UNSC 1325 and the Women, Peace and Security agenda have responded to the special needs of women and girls during and after conflict, and how dialogue can support gender-specific conflict resolution efforts.

SESSION THREE

UN SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 2250 – YOUTH, PEACE AND SECURITY

Youth as perpetrators, victims and peace builders

This session focuses on UNSC 2250 resolution as it relates to the role of youth in peace building and countering violent extremism, and the process that has been achieved thus far.

The UN Security Council warns that “today’s generation of youth is the largest the world has ever known, and accounted for many of those civilians affected by armed conflict, including as refugees and displaced persons.” Therefore, this session will focus on the UNSC 2250 parameters of participation, protection, prevention, partnerships and reintegration and how these have been exercised to increase the inclusive representation of youth in formal peace processes. It will consider to what extent this resolution has shaped youth’s inputs and collective action in peace building efforts. The session will also explore the possibilities of building youth resilience through dialogue mechanisms, and on the connection between the lack of economic and social inclusion, and radicalization.

NANSEN GARDEN PARTY

Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue invites you to a social event with food, refreshments and music in the beautiful garden of the Nansen Academy.