In an era defined by polycrisis, where rising levels of violence, democratic retrenchment, and structural threats are increasingly converging, our traditional paradigms for peacemaking and stabilization are proving to be outdated. Given these challenges, it's time for recalibration and transformational action. This panel aims to ignite a dialogue on how to advance a more effective, accountable, and sustainable partnerships and approach to peacemaking, particularly in a deteriorating global peace and security climate.
This panel is a rallying call for all stakeholders who are serious about crafting a transformative, collective response to the peace and security crises of our times. Through a robust dialogue, we will unveil innovative approaches to partnerships and strategic choices in peace engagements that are not only effective but also equitable and deeply rooted in the contexts where they are deployed. We will reflect on cultivating legitimacy and how accountable security measures can offer a more sustainable alternative to traditional stabilization methods.
Why This Matters Now More Than Ever
The international arena is witnessing its highest levels of various forms of violence in nearly three decades, occurring concurrently with a fractured and challenged international system, marked by increasing contestation, disengagement, and instability.
The retreat of democracy and civic spaces puts additional strain on peacebuilding and conflict prevention initiatives.
Structural threats like rising inequality, climate emergency, and displacement further fuel conflict, reversing progress on Sustainable Development Goals.