SIPRI is proud to announce that the 2020 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development will focus on ‘The Geopolitics of Peacebuilding’.
With the number of conflicts rising, political commitment and resources for peacebuilding has been scaling-up in recent years. These efforts to sustain and promote inclusive peace have gained significant traction among a growing constituency of actors in the field. An ever more robust set of research has grown to match this trend, specifically on the impact of climate change, inequality and the marginalization of women on sustainable peace.
At the same time though, there are new geopolitical challenges to the peacebuilding agenda. Widespread internationalization of conflict and geopolitical tensions impact both specific conflicts and the roles of the multilateral system. The rules based international world order and multilateralism are under threat.
At the 2020 Stockholm Forum participants will address these security, peace and development challenges in the context of current geopolitical dynamics. The Stockholm Forum provides an opportunity to review and contribute to peacebuilding efforts, taking local contexts as the starting point.
Following the format of previous years, the 2020 Stockholm Forum will consist of ‘Focus Days’ on 11–12 May and an ‘Open Day’ on 13 May. Participation to the ‘Focus Days’ is by invitation only.
The Stockholm Forum is co-hosted by SIPRI and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
For additional inquiries on the Forum, please contact Martina Selmi, Programme Coordinator (SthlmForum2020@sipri.org, +46 76 628 62 16).
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