Inequality as a Danger to Sustainable Peace: Converging Perspectives on Human Rights and Peacebuilding
Date: Friday, 11 November
Event Time & Venue: 09:30 – 11:30, Palais des Nations, Room XIV
Event Organizers: Quaker United Nations Office Geneva (QUNO), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
Inequality does not only encompass economic inequality but includes the unequal distribution of resources, gender inequality as well as access to social services and the justice system. Over the last decades, strong evidence has been collected to suggest these inequalities are important drivers of destructive conflict and create new challenges to sustainable peace. Addressing existing socio-economic inequalities is thus not only crucial to ensure economic development of nations and the full enjoyment of human rights by its citizens but also from a peace and security perspective.
This event, organized jointly by FES, QUNO and the IPU, will bring together experts to discuss the impacts of societal inequalities on sustainable peace from a human rights and peacebuilding perspective.
- Welcome: Hannah Peters, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and Diane Hendrick Quaker United NationsOffice (QUNO)
- Moderator: Anda Filip, Director, Member Parliaments and external relations
- Swiss parliamentarian(tbd)
- Stefania Tripodi, Human Rights Officer, Development and Economic and Social Issues Branch at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
- Patricia Justino, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
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