(Stockholm, 5 May 2020) This year, the global community of the Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development will convene, for the first time, in a professional virtual space on 11–22 May.
Co-hosted by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the 2020 Virtual Forum will combine public and closed sessions discussing the opportunities and challenges facing efforts to sustain peace in the time of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development recognizes that in an interdependent world, national responses to global challenges cannot be conducted in isolation. From climate change to food insecurity to pandemics, collective action must be part of the solution.
The outbreak of COVID-19 is a truly global crisis. With millions of people around the world already faced with growing inequality and precarity, the pandemic is a test of our shared humanity and our commitment to international cooperation.
Download the Agenda At a Glance (PDF).
Key high-level participants include:
- HE Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
- HE Peter Eriksson, Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation
- HE Jan Eliasson, Former United Nations Deputy Secretary-General and Chair of SIPRI
- Ilwad Elman, Director of Programs and Development, Elman Peace Centre, Mogadishu
- Rosemary di Carlo, United Nations Under Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs
- Hanna Tetteh, Special Representative of the Secretary-General to the African Union
- Hindou Ibrahim, SDG Advocate and co-director of the pavilion of the World Indigenous Peoples’ Initiative, Chad
- Leymah R. Gbowee, Founder and President, Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, Liberia; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2011
Contact SIPRI Communications Officer Alexandra Manolache to receive access information to register for the event (professional media only) firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 76 628 61 33.