FRIDAY, JUNE 22

FUTURE CONFLICTS: PROMOTING INCLUSION

Inclusion and inclusive institutions are vital to prevent, respond to and solve current and future conflicts. How to promote human dignity and diversity in a context of xenophobia and discrimination? What hinders societies from including women and youth in peace and security?

Promoting Inclusion Day continues with these conversations:
Session 1: Forced displacement and the challenges of migration: promoting human dignity and better policies.
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.

These sessions will be graphically recorded by Tor Erling Naas.

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

09.00-10.00 | Kulturhuset Banken

KEYNOTE SPEECH: THE SLOWNESS OF RECONCILIATION

Steinar Bryn, Senior Adviser, Nansen Center for Peace and Diaogue

10.00-18.00 | Kulturhuset Banken
THREE VITAL CONVERSATIONS FOR PEACE

SESSION ONE

FORCED DISPLACEMENT AND THE CHALLENGES OF MIGRATION

Promoting human dignity and better policies

Forced displacement fuelled by ongoing conflicts, human rights abuses, climate change, and socio-economic inequalities is reshaping communities all over the world. In response, states and multilateral organisations are faced with the social, political and economic impact of these mass movements and must address these new challenges. Reactions and policies are increasingly driven by polarising voices, undermining the core foundatons of democracy.

This session aims to look at the nature of the current forced displacement through the lens of the displaced people and hosting communities. Internally displaced, refugees, migrants and hosting communities are struggling to cope with this new and massive situation. A coherent dialogue among all actors is absent and effective policies remain catered. How can key actors design and manage a coordinated global migration response; how can they promote human dignity, inclusivity and diversity against a background of xenophobia and discrimination?

Leonard Doyle, Director, Media and Communication Division, IOM; Terje M. Watterdal, Country Director, Norwegian Afghanistan Committee and Anne-Marie Deutschlander, Deputy UNHCR Regional Representative, West-Africa.
Facilitated by
Alfredo Zamudio, NCPD

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 impact of conflict on lives, safety and well-being of women and girls is disproportionately high. This session looks at what UNSC 1325 and the agenda on women, peace and security have achieved of its commitments and actions. How can we improve its impact through dialogue? How can women be involved to reflect all concerns and needs in peace processes? The creation of lasting peace requires that the inclusion and involvement of women and girls are reflected in peace processes.

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

Margrethe Kvam Tingstad, International Vice President & Europe liaison, WILPF Johanna Reina, Journalist; Faizah Sidi, Legal and Human Rights Officer, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights.
Facilitated by
Jessica von Farkas, BMW Foundaton – Herbert Quandt

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 results that have been achieved.

The UN Security Council warns that “today’s generation of youth is the largest the world has ever known, and accounts for many of those civilians affected by armed conflict, including as refugees and displaced persons”. This session will focus on the UNSC 2250 parameters of participation, protection, prevention, partnerships and reintegration and the inclusive representation of youth in formal peace processes. The session will also explore the possibilities of building youth resilience through dialogue mechanisms, and the link between the lack of economic and social inclusion, and radicalisation.

Zannah Mustapha, 2017 Winner of UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award; Nancy Herzhuman rights defender and writer; Noëlla Richard, UNDP Youth Global Programme Manager and Olga Zeleniuk, Ukrainian Center for Concordance.
Facilitated by
Chro Borhan, Dialogue Adviser, NCPD.
Host for the day: Ingunn Trosholmen, Deputy Mayor of Lillehammer
Spoken word artst
Jeaninne Lukusa.

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.