The 2009 annual high-level Tripartite meeting between the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the Council of Europe, with the participation of partner organizations, was held on Wednesday, 3 June 2009, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Under the title “Preventing conflicts through the strengthening of democratic institutions: enhancing democratic governance and institutions to reconcile interests and promote non-violent resolution of conflict”, this year’s meeting explored the nexus between conflict prevention and democratic governance.
The aim was to formulate concrete recommendations to enhance collaborative efforts among the participating organizations to advance conflict prevention and democratization. The meeting provided an opportunity to further reinforce collaboration between the United Nations and its regional partners in these critical areas. For the meeting agenda, please click here.
The meeting was hosted by the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, Mr. Sergei A. Ordzhonikidze, who held the rotating chairmanship of the Tripartite process. Attendance at the annual high-level meeting was by invitation.
Director-General's Opening Remarks
List of Participants
2008: Under the Chairmanship of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg
“Intercultural Dialogue” , 7 July
2007: Under the chairmanship of the OSCE, the Hofburg Conference Centre in Vienna
2006: Under the chairmanship of the UNOG, the Palais des Nations in Geneva
Expert-Level “Intercommunity Relations in Post Conflict Environments: Learning to Live Together”, 4 July
High-Level “Peacebuilding from a European Regional Perspective: Preventing the Recurrence of Conflict”, 5 July
2005: Under the chairmanship of the Council of Europe, the Palais de l'Europe in Strasbourg
Target-Oriented Level “Freedom of Expression”, 17 February
High-Level “The Rule of Law”, 18 February
2004: Under the chairmanship of the OSCE, at the Hofburg Conference Centre in Vienna
2003: Under the chairmanship of the UNOG, the Palais des Nations in Geneva