15 September 2014
Book Launch: TRAINING PEACEMAKERS - "Strengthening the Practice of Peacemaking and Preventive Diplomacy in the United Nations: The UNITAR Approach"
Monday, 15 September 2014, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
UNOG Library Events Room B-135
Palais des Nations, Geneva
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With the number of refugees and internally displaced persons now higher than at any time since World War II, efforts to strengthen capacities for the prevention of violent conflict and the peaceful settlement of disputes are needed now more than ever. This book describes the approach adopted by UNITAR over the last 20 years to strengthen – through advanced training – the skills and capacities of key actors and institutions involved in the prevention and resolution of conflict. The UN, Regional Organizations, Member States and Civil Society actors working together can address the root causes of conflict and deal in a more proactive and sustainable way with the causes of conflict before they escalate into armed violence, rights abuses and the loss of life.
Ruth Hahn-Weinert, Officer-in-Charge, UNOG Library
Sally Fegan-Wyles, Acting Head, Executive Director, United Nations Institute
for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Michael Møller, Acting Director-General, UNOG
Dr. Connie Peck, Co-editor, Former Principal Coordinator, UNITAR Programme
in Peacemaking and Conflict Prevention
H.E. Ms. Encyla C.T. Sinjela, Ambassador, Permanent Representative
of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations
and other international organizations
H.E. Mr. Francesc Vendrell, Former Special Representative of the EU
for Afghanistan; Former Personal Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan;
UN Special Envoy; Deputy Personal Representative for Timor-Leste and for Central America
Copies of the book will be available at the talk