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 Tuesday 19 July
 Wednesday 20 July
 Thursday 21 July
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  Newsletter Global Conference - New York [no. 1]
Programme & Reports

All of the reports on the working groups, workshops and panels that have been submitted are now posted under their titles below.

If you have not yet submitted the report for your session, please send it asap to and

The sessions of the conference are based on different aspects of the People Building Peace: A Global Action Agenda for the Prevention of Violent Conflict. Click here to download:
Global Action Agenda in Arabic
Global Action Agenda in English
Global Action Agenda in French
Global Action Agenda in Russian
Global Action Agenda in Spanish

Monday 18 July 2005
  10:00-18:00 Registration in the UN Lobby (Secretariat Building) for the conference and the UN pass  

  14:00-18:00 Briefing for working group & workshops organisers, facilitators & reporters  

Location: Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium, UN building

  15.00-18.00 Conflict Prevention & Civil Society: Lessons from Northern Ireland' seminar at United Nations University.  

Click here for more information!

  16:00-18:00 Information session: the Global Partnership process so far (open to all)  

Location: Conference Room 3, UN building

  18:00-20:00 Welcome Reception in UN Visitors Lobby  

In commemoration of the 100th birth anniversary of Dag Hammarskjöld.
Co-hosted by the United Nations Association of Sweden and the World Federation of United Nations Associations

Tuesday 19 July 2005
Theme: Towards a Global Partnership
  08:00-12:30 Entry to Building  

  10:00-12:30 Opening Session  

Introduction to the Global Action Agenda & key themes

Presentations by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jody Williams, Regional Initiators of the Global Partnership and inspiring stories from the People Building Peace publication

Interpretation in French, Spanish & Russian available

  12:30-14:30 Lunch - space is available for networking, side events, and informal workshops.  

  14:30-17:45 Working groups, Workshops and Panels  

Note: participants will pre-register to attend ONE of the following sessions

Panel sessions:
  1. Mobilizing Early Response: learning from past experience to improve future practice
    » more info  
  2. Development, Conflict and Peacebuilding
    » more info  
  3. What do we mean by prevention? Developing a common understanding of concepts and principles
    » more info  
Working groups:
  • I. Roles of civil society in prevention and peacebuilding
    1. A Guidelines, ethics and accountability
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    2. B Peace media and media strategies
      » more info  
    3. C Gender perspectives and women’s equality
      » more info  
    4. D Youth as Peacebuilders
      » more info  
    5. E Faith-based initiatives for prevention and peacebuilding
      » more info  
    6. F Trauma Healing and the Path of Reconciliation
      » more info  
  • II. Promoting Human Security
    1. G Development, conflict and peacebuilding
      » more info  
    2. H Small arms and conflict prevention
      » more info  
  • III. Strategies and Building Partnerships for working with conflict effectively
    1. I Peace Education and Conflict Resolution Education
      » more info  
    2. J Civil society networks for prevention and peacebuilding
      » more info  
    3. K Early warning and mobilising early response
      » more info  
    4. L Official and civil society interventions: Partnerships for Peace?
      » more info  
    5. M Strengthening local, regional and international mechanisms in prevention and peace operations
      » more info  
  1. Civil society, good governance and the security sector
    » more info  
  2. Indigenous and local approaches for working with conflict peacefully
    » more info  
  3. Local businesses in peacebuilding
    » more info  
  4. Methods for evaluation and assessing influence (Training Workshop)
    » more info  
  5. Peace constitutions and peace charters as mechanisms for confidence building
    Location: Conference Room D (UN building)» more info  
  6. Responsibility to Protect
    » more info  
  7. Scenario exercise for planning multi-functional cooperation in prevention of armed conflict (Training Workshop)
    » more info  
  20:00-23:00 “A Festival of Peacebuilding Around the World”: A Celebration of the GPPAC Regional Processes  

A party hosted by Peace Boat, onboard Peace Boat’s ship berthed in New York’s port
When: July 19, 2005 Doors Open: 20:00, Programme: 21:00-23:00
Important Note: Due to strict New York port security, entrance is by invitation only. Pick up your personalized invitation (available for all GPPAC delegates) from Peace Boat’s desk in the United Nations before June 19 – you cannot enter the ship without it! Photo ID also necessary.

Wednesday 20 July 2005
Theme: Enhancing engagement and partnerships: Regional Perspectives
  09:00-10:00 Entry to Building  


Regional panels Break: 11:15-11:45  

Working Groups are not meeting during this time, so Working Group participants may sign up for a Regional Panel!

Panel sessions:
  1. Conflict Prevention in the Americas: Roles and Partnerships for the UN, the OAS and Civil Society
    » more info  
  2. Conflict Prevention in the Arab World: Stakeholders, Challenges & Opportunities
    Location: Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium (UN building)
    » more info  
  3. Claiming the 21st Century: Africa's Peace and development - what Futures?
    Location: Conference Room 4 (UN building)
    » more info  
  4. Europe and Eurasia panel
    Location: Conference room 8 (UN building)
    » more info  
  5. Demilitarisation and Reconciliation: Regional Peace Building in the Asia-Pacific
    Location: Church Center, 2nd floor
    » more info  
  6. South Asia panel
    » more info  
  13:00-14:30 Lunch - space is available for networking, side events, and informal workshops  

  14:30-17:45 Working groups, Workshops and Panels  

Note: participants will pre-register to attend ONE of the following sessions

Panel sessions:
  1. Strengthening partnerships for prevention: engagement between the UN, Regional Organisations, Governments and CSOs
    » more info  
  2. Structural Prevention: Micro-credit, Prevention of Armed Conflict & Peacebuilding Panel
    Co-organized by the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
    » more info  
Working groups:
  • continued from Tuesday – please see Tuesday for full listing
  1. Building national infrastructures and capacities for peace
    » more info  
  2. Culture of Peace
    » more info  
  3. Peace Education and Historical Reconciliation
    Location: Church Center, 12th floor» more info  
  4. Regional workshop: Building Peace in Latin America and the Caribbean: Grassroots Experiences and Lessons Learned
    » more info  
  5. Regional workshop: Networking in Europe and Eurasia
    Location: Church Center, 2nd floor » more info  
  6. Regional workshop: Preventing nuclear confrontation in Northeast Asia
    Location: Conference Room B (UN building)» more info  
  7. Regional workshop: Probing and Partnering: Dealing with Southeast Asia's Urgent Conflicts
    Location: Conference Room C (UN building)» more info  
  8. Regional workshop: Sharing Stories from the Middle East: The Practice of Conflict Prevention in the Arab World
    Location: Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium (UN building)» more info  
  9. Role of donors and foundations in peacebuilding
    » more info  
  10. Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (Training Workshop)
    Location: Millennium Hotel, Duplex 2812» more info  
  11. The Potential of Second Track in Peacebuilding
    Location: Church Center 10th floor» more info  
  12. Theatre-based conflict resolution methodologies (Training Workshop)
    Location: Church Center, 2nd floor» more info  
  16:00-20:00 The People Building Peace Concert  

Dancers, drummers and performers bring the rhythms of the world to the streets outside the United Nations to celebrate the role of civil society in conflict prevention and peacebuilding. Musical and spoken word performances will affirm that peace is pursued in many ways, and that the arts are a powerful tool for peace efforts. Join us in sharing a musical message with the UN and the city of New York - People are Building Peace!

Where: Dag Hammarskjold Park (East 47th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue – only two minutes walk from the UN)

Thursday 21 July 2005
Theme: From ideas toward action: policies, strategies, mechanisms and networks to achieve the shift from reaction to prevention
  09:00-10:00 Entry to Building  

  10:00-13:00 Working groups, Workshops and Panels  

Note: participants will pre-register to attend ONE of the following sessions

Panel sessions:
  1. Preventive Diplomacy, Mediation and Dialogue Processes Panel
    » more info  
  2. Responsibility to Prevent and the Millennium +5 Summit: Strategies for enhancing human security through development, human rights & preventing violent conflict
    » more info  
Working groups:
  • continued from Tuesday & Wednesday – please see Tuesday for full listing
  1. Armed Violence and the Demand for Small Arms: Developing Cohesive Strategies
    » more info  
  2. Civilian deployment, unarmed civilian peacekeeping and Nonviolent Peaceforce
    Location: Conference Room B (UN bldg)» more info  
  3. Developing Millennium Peace and Security Goals
    » more info  
  4. Future of GPPAC
    » more info  
  5. Media, Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, part of Working Group ‘Peace media and media strategies'
    » more info  
  6. Minority rights and conflict prevention
    » more info  
  7. Preventing violence against women and sexual violence in war
    Location: Church Center, 12th floor» more info  
  8. Religion, prevention and peacebuilding, part of the Working Group, 'Faith-based initiatives for prevention and peacebuilding'
    Location: Conference Room C (UN bldg)» more info  
  9. UN Emergency Peace Service
    Location: UNDP - UNF bldg, 9th floor, Rio conference room» more info  
  13:00-15:00 Lunch - space is available for networking, side events, and informal workshops  

  15:00-16:00 Plenary session  

Report on Recommendations and Plans to Implement the Global Action Agenda
Interpretation to French, Spanish & Russian available

  16:00-17:45 Plenary session (continued)  

Responses to Global Action Agenda and implementation proposals by governmental representatives from Africa (including the Hon Joseph William N. Nyaga, Ministry of East African & Regional Co-operation, Kenya), Asia, Latin America, Europe (including Ambassador Gunter Pleuger, Germany), USAID (TBC) and UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Danilo Türk.

Interpretation in French, Spanish and Russian available.

Closure of the Conference

  after 18:00 Side events, including:  

"In Rwanda we say...the family that does not speak dies" in Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium

Film screening of the UN Conflict Resolution Film Series sponsored by DPA, DESA, UNDP and Search for Common Ground, followed by a Q & A session with the director and other experts on Rwanda. Tickets available in advance through DESA and honoured until 6pm; thereafter seats available on a first come, first serve basis.

7 till 9 pm: Global Conference reception at the German Mission

On the occasion of the Global Conference,
Ambassador Dr. Gunter Pleuger, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations,
Ambassador Peter Maurer, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations,
Ibrahim Gambari, Under- Secretary-General for Political Affairs and
Paul van Tongeren, Director of the European Centre for Conflict Prevention
request the pleasure of your company for a reception in the German Mission, Restaurant 23rd floor
871, United Nations Plaza, New York NY 10017

RSVP. (+ 1 212 940 0415)


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