Sanam Naraghi Anderlini & Enass Muzamel at Redesigning Peacebuilding for the 21st Century (ICAN & Germany, South Africa, Mexico)

July 14, 2021

Concept Note

Germany, Mexico, South Africa and the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) will host a hybrid event on Re-designing Peacebuilding for the 21st Century: Peace, Power, and Sharing Responsibility, on July 14 from 10 - 11.30 am EST at the German House in New York.

This high-level event on the sidelines of the 2021 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development will focus on the challenges of ensuring successful peace processes in an era of complex multidimensional conflicts. It will reflect on the evidence base that demonstrates the efficacy of inclusive processes, particularly with regard to the representation of women peacebuilders. In direct response to the HLPF theme “sustainable and resilient reconstruction after Covid-19”, the discussions will tackle SDGs 16 and 5, putting particular

focus on the direct links between the recognition, resourcing, and protection of women peacebuilders and their full, meaningful and effective participation in peace processes.

With a focus on the current processes in Libya and Sudan, the exchanges will highlight the contributions of women-led peacebuilding organizations to peace processes; provide analysis, lessons learned, and ways forward; and generate responses and commitments from member states.

The hybrid event will take place at the German House in New York with a limited number of participants as well as with online participation.

Key Objectives:

  • To highlight the importance of local peacebuilders for the sustainability and legitimacy of formal peace processes and peacebuilding efforts;
  • To put forth concrete commitments for action to strengthen the participation of women peacebuilders in formal peace processes, ensure their protection, and resourcing their local work
  • To share best practices and precedents on the design of inclusive peace processes Agenda

    Introductory remarks by Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Germany

Panel discussion with

  • Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Germany
  • Ambassador Mathu Joyini, Permanent Representative of South Africa to the UN
  • Ambassador Juan Ramón de la Fuente, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the UN
  • Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, Founder/CEO, International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN)
  • Enass Muzamel, Executive Director, Madanyia, Sudan
  • Dr. Rida Altubuly, Director, Together We Build It Organization, Libya
  • Anita Bhatia, Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women

Moderated by

  •  Francesca Donner, Editor Women & Gender, The New York Times

Closing remarks by

  • Ambassador Günter Sautter, Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN

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