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Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 9:00am
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The International Peace Institute and the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs are pleased to invite you to the second annual Women, Peace, and Leadership Symposium, a High-Level Virtual Forum on Implementing Transformative Action: Prioritizing the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in a Time of Pandemic. This event will take place virtually on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, from 9:00am to 10:30am.
Mr. Terje Rød-Larsen, President, International Peace Institute
H.E. Ms. Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden
H.E. Dr. Naledi Pandor, Minister for International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa
H.E. Ms. Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for the United Nations Political and Peacebuilding Affairs
Ms. Amat al-Alim Alsoswa, Former Minister for Human Rights in Yemen
Dr. Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, Founder and Executive Director of ICAN
Dr. Adam Lupel, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, International Peace Institute
As the global community marks the 20th anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325 this year—in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic—there is a need for governments, the UN, and civil society to identify immediate actions they can take to create innovative ways to promote and strengthen the WPS agenda, including connecting local-level work with national and international efforts.
During this high-level virtual symposium, foreign ministers and selected prominent international stakeholders will share with a global audience ideas to address current challenges and make commitments on strategic action states and international organizations can take to support the participation of women in conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
This event will be streamed live on IPI’s website, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.