Tue, 6th

October 2020

Please note all times are expressed in CET

14:00 – 14:30

WELCOME REMARKS AND KEYNOTE SPEECH

Master of ceremonies: Mr. Itonde A. Kakoma, Director for Global Strategy, The Crisis Management Initiative (CMI)

  • Mr. Danilo Türk, World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM) President and President of Slovenia (2007-2012)
  • Mr. Alexander Stubb, Chair of the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) and Prime Minister of Finland (2014-2015)

Keynote speech by Mr. Pekka Olavi Haavisto, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland

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14:30 – 16:00

PLENARY I, STRENGTHENING A RULES-BASED PEACE AND SECURITY MULTILATERAL FRAMEWORK

Panel setting the scene with WLA-CdM Members and international organization representatives highlighting the state-of-the-art in experience of multilateral peace and security efforts and the main challenges identified in the context of the consequences of the global public health crisis, the UN75 process and current limitations of the multilateral system.

  • Mr. Kjell Magne Bondevik, Prime Minister of Norway (1997-2005) and Member of WLA-CdM
  • Mr. Danilo Türk, World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM) President and President of Slovenia (2007-2012)
  • Ms. Tarja Halonen, President of Finland (2000-2012) and Member of WLA-CdM
  • Mr. Fabrizio Hochschild Drummond, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Commemoration of the United Nations 75th Anniversary

Session facilitated by Mr. Alexander Stubb, Chair of the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) and Prime Minister of Finland (2014-2015)

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16:00 – 16:15

BREAK

16:15 – 17:45

PLENARY II, TRANSFORMING THE MULTILATERAL FRAMEWORK FOR PEACE: MECHANISMS TO CONTRIBUTE TO AN INCLUSIVE, NETWORKED AND COORDINATED MULTILATERALISM CONDUCIVE TO SUSTAINING PEACE

This session will start with three short “Live Talks” presentations, which will inspire the three Action Labs. These presentations will offer insights into current challenges related to the Peace and Security Framework at the multilateral level, including the impact of COVID-19 in conflict prevention, mediation and peacebuilding efforts. This will be followed by a panel discussion with WLA-CdM Members on the issues discussed.

  • Ms. Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
    Live Talk on the role of women in conflict prevention and peacebuilding
  • Mr. Kai Brand-Jacobsen, President, Romanian Peace Institute (PATRIR), and Director, Department of Peace Operations (DPO)
    Live Talk 2 Towards New Frontiers in the Role of Private Sector, Innovation and Whole-of-Society Approaches to Peace
  • Mr. Terje Rød-Larsen, President, International Peace Institute, IPI
    Live Talk 3 on the challenges of regional cooperation to prevent conflicts and sustain peace
  • Ms. Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica (2010-2014) and Vice-President of WLA-CdM
  • Ms. Aminata Touré, Prime Minister of Senegal (2013-2014) and Member of WLA-CdM

Session facilitated by Ms. Susana Malcorra, Dean of the IE School of Global and Public Affairs

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17:45

VIRTUAL NETWORKING MEETINGS AMONG WLA-CdM MEMBERS, PARTNERS, AND PARTICIPANTS

Wed, 7th

October 2020

 

ACTION LABS: THREE APPROACHES TO MULTILATERALISM, PEACE AND SECURITY

10:00 – 12:00

ACTION LAB, INCLUSIVE APPROACH: THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN CONFLICT PREVENTION AND PEACEBUILDING. THE WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY AGENDA

Specific objective: To share and validate recommendations identified by panellist aimed at ensuring women’s meaningful participation in peace and mediation processes, the implementation of peace agreements and related decision-making, and countering potential setbacks in the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda as a consequence of COVID-19.

  • Ms. Joyce Banda, President of Malawi (2012-2014) and Member of WLA-CdM
  • Ms. Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008) and Member of WLA-CdM
  • Mr. Michael Gaffey, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations in Geneva
  • Ms. Johanna Poutanen, Head of the Women in Peacemaking Programme, Crisis Management Initiative
  • Ms. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, Member of the UN Standby Mediation Team, and former chief negotiator of the Philippine government for talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

Session facilitated by Ambassador Teemu Turunen, Director of the Centre for Peace Mediation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

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13:30 – 15:30

ACTION LAB, MULTI-STAKEHOLDER APPROACH: THE IMPACT OF PEACE-PROMOTING PRIVATE SECTOR AND CONFLICT-SENSITIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES

Specific objective: To share and validate recommendations identified by panellist aimed at maximizing the role of the private sector as an agent for peace and stability, with the use of trade and high-impact technology for conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the context of the 2020 recession and its social and political consequences.

  • Mr. Esko Aho, Prime Minister of Finland (1991-1995) and Member of WLA-CdM
  • Mr. Carl Bildt, Prime Minister of Sweden (1991-1994) and Member of WLA-CdM
  • Mr. Razi Latif, Lab Manager at United Nations Technology and Innovation Lab, Finland
  • Mr. Serge Stroobants, Director Europe and MENA Region, Institute for Economics and Peace
  • Ms. Kathryn Nwajiaku-Dahou, Director of Programme – Politics and Governance, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

Session facilitated Mr. Jonathan Harlander, Senior Project Manager, Peacetech, Crisis Management Initiative

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16:00 – 18:00

ACTION LAB: COORDINATED APPROACH: THE STRATEGIC ROLE OF REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS FOR PEACEBUILDING AND SUSTAINING PEACE

Specific objective: To share and validate recommendations identified by panellist aimed at strengthening the role of regional and sub-regional organizations in conflict prevention, mediation, and peacebuilding efforts, especially in the current context of international crisis.

  • Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo,President of Nigeria (1976-79 1999-2007) and Member of WLA-CdM
  • Mr. Ricardo Lagos,President of Chile (2000 – 2006) and Member of WLA-CdM
  • Amb. Smail Chergui, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security (TBC)
  • Amb. Thomas Guerber, Director, DCAF – Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance
  • Amb. Tuula  Yrjölä, Officer-in-Charge/Secretary General,Director of the Conflict Prevention Centre, and Deputy Head of the OSCE Secretariat
  • Ms. Roxana Cristescu, Director European Affairs, Crisis Management Initiative
  • Mr. Mika Aaltola, Director, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)

Session facilitated by Mr. Richard Gowan, United Nations Director, The International Crisis Group.

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18:00

VIRTUAL NETWORKING MEETINGS AMONG WLA-CDM MEMBERS, PARTNERS, AND PARTICIPANTS

Thu, 8th

October 2020

09:00 – 10:45

PLENARY III: REFORMS ON THE PEACE AND SECURITY MULTILATERAL FRAMEWORK FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF PEACE-BUILDERS AND MEDIATORS

The session is intended as a conversation among 5 peacebuilders whose work in the field is affected by the multilateral framework on Peace and Security to hear their proposals and analysis on how to improve its effectiveness and success in the current context. Special attention will be paid to COVID-19 potential peace dividends and creative peacebuilding methods.

  • Mr. José Manuel Ramos-Horta, President of East Timor (2007-2012) and Member of WLA-CdM
  • Ms. Roza Otunbayeva, President of the Kyrgyzstan (2010-2011) and Member of WLA-CdM
  • Ambassador Martin Sajdik, Former Special Representative of OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine
  • Mr. Ville Brummer, Programme Director, Crisis Management Initiative
  • Ms. Fatima Askira, Founder/Executive Director of Borno Women Development Initiative

Session facilitated by Mr. Kai Sauer, Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Security Policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

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10:45 – 11:00

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11:00 – 12:30

PLENARY IV: UN75, SDG16 AND AN INTEGRATED VISION FOR PEACE AND SECURITY

WLA-CdM Members and key partners will offer conceptual and specific ideas for transforming the multilateral peace and security framework in the context of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations into a more responsive, effective and inclusive system.

  • Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations (2007-2016) and Honorary Member of WLA-CdM
  • Mr. He Yafei, Former Deputy Foreign Minister of China, Former Deputy Director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs of the State Council of China
  • Ms. Sarah Nouwen, Co-Deputy Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge University
  • Mr. Nasser Judeh, Senator, Former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Mr. Itonde A. Kakoma, Director for Global Strategy,  Crisis Management Initiative (CMI)

Session facilitated by Ms. Noeleen Heyzer, Former Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and WLA-CdM Advisor.

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12:30

CLOSING REMARKS

  • Ms. Hanna Klinge, Acting Executive Director, Crisis Management Initiative (CMI)
  • Ms. Tanja Jääskeläinen, Deputy Director-General of the Political Department of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs  of Finland
  • Mr. Danilo Türk, World Leadership Alliance – Club de Madrid (WLA-CdM) President and President of Slovenia (2007-2012)

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