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Coming to Peace with Covid-19? Implications for peaceful, just and inclusive societies and recommendations for building better forward
Tuesday, 6 July 2021
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (NY Time)

Side Event

Friedrich Ebert Foundation with FriEnt – German Working Group on Peace and Development, including seven governmental organizations, church development agencies, civil society networks, and political foundations; Advocacy Forum Nepal, a leading non-profit, non-governmental organization working to promote the rule of law and uphold international human rights standards in Nepal; CIVICUS, a leading global alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society around the world; Civil Society Platform of Peace and Statebuilding (CSPPS) is a global network of civil society organizations supporting peacebuilding efforts in fragile & conflict affected settings; German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to threat people, societies and politics. While health hazards and economic effects are primary concerns for response measures, implications for peace, justice and inclusion receive far less attention, although the consequences are at least as severe. This interactive side event will collect voices from civil society and peace networks, Human Rights experts and policy makers on the implications of the pandemic and counter measures on dimensions of SDG 16.

A diverse audience is invited to share own experiences and expertise on the subject with the objectives to:

  • shed light on worldwide social and political effects of Covid-19
  • discuss policy recommendations to adequately address challenges to peacebuilding
  • highlight entry points for building back better with inclusive multi-stakeholder approaches

    FriEnt – the Working Group on Peace and Development will present findings from a recent study “Coming to peace with Covid-19?” to lead the discussion about presented and additional policy recommendations.

    The Advocacy Forum Nepal, will elaborate from a Human Rights perspective on how the pandemic and state interventions have affected civic space and which potential long-term effects remain.

    CIVICUS will elaborate on impact of pandemic on civic space and explore prospects for security policy alternatives in times of Covid-19 (TBC).

    The Civil Society Platform of Peace and Statebuilding as a global network will focus on current challenges for local peacebuilding and inclusion in fragile situations.

    The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development will reflect entry points for external support and recommendations for building back better.

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