The theme for the Stockholm Forum is ‘Sustaining Peace in the Time of COVID-19’. With this theme, the Forum recognizes the challenges that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has presented. In an interdependent world, national responses to global challenges cannot be conducted in isolation. From climate change to food insecurity and pandemics, collective global action must be the solution. This is particularly true in conflict situations and fragile states. The Stockholm Forum is convened online from 11–22 May 2020.
The 2020 Virtual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development is co-hosted by SIPRI and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with partner organizations. An overview of the 2020 Forum partners is available here.
Download the Agenda at a glance here (PDF).
All public panels will be live-streamed on SIPRI's YouTube channel. Check for regular updates and stay connected via our Twitter and Facebook feeds with @SIPRIorg #SthlmForum.
Download the '2020 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development' report (PDF).
Monday 11 May
14:30–15:00 Opening Session
15:15–16:30 High-level Interactive Dialogue on 'Twenty Years of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda: Lessons from the Past, a Roadmap for the Future'
In partnership with Kvinna till Kvinna and International Alert
16:45–17:45 Strategic Dialogue on Global Trends: Violence and the Coronavirus
In partnership with the Global Registry of Violent Deaths (GReVD) Consortium
Tuesday 12 May
15:00–16:30 Climate Change: The Other Crisis (online session)
Collaboration between SIPRI and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Wednesday 13 May
14:30–16:15 High-level Virtual Panel: Sustaining Peace in the Time of COVID-19
The virtual panel is preceded by a video message from António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations and a keynote address by Ilwad Elman, Director of Programs and Development, Elman Peace Centre.
16:30–17:30 Strategic Dialogue on Global Trends: Africa First!—Igniting a Growth Revolution
In partnership with the Institute for Security Studies
Thursday 14 May
15:00–16:00 Open Session: UN Peace Operations and COVID-19
In partnership with the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and the Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network
Friday 15 May
14:00–15:15 Open Session: Youth Inclusion and the Protection of Civic Spaces
In partnership with the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and Interpeace
15.30–16:30 Shared Commitments: Operationalizing Multilateral Action for Peace and Development
In partnership with the United Nations, the World Bank, and the Cairo International Center for Conflict Resolution, Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
Monday 18 May
15:00–16:00 Open Session: Who Are the New Peacebuilding Actors and What Do They Want?
In partnership with the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and the Geneva Graduate Institute
Tuesday 19 May
15:00–16:00 Open Session: The Wake-Up Call—Rebuilding Trust and Rewiring Institutions
In partnership with the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies
Wednesday 20 May
14:00–15:00 Online Identity Formation: A Growing Challenge to Peace
In partnership with Build-Up
15:00–16:00 Stabilization Undermines Peace: An Online Debate
In partnership with Interpeace
17:30–18:30 Closing Session
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