To engage in a strategic reflection about today’s threats to international peace and security and examine how to strengthen the performance of the United Nations’ engagement in this field, the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mogens Lykketoft, is organising a High-level Thematic Debate of the UN General Assembly focused on UN, Peace and Security on 10-11 May 2016.
Titled In a World Of Risks: A New Commitment for Peace, the debate will also allow UN member states to consider the means, instruments and practices available within a UN-context to tackle these challenges as well as the responsibilities and institutions required for an effective collective security architecture.
Building on recent UN peace and security reviews and informed by a series of coordinated, independently organized regional workshops and seminars, this debate will take place as the world is considering how best to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and who, as the next Secretary-General, will lead the UN in this and other tasks.
Who: Mogens Lykketoft, President of the United Nations General Assembly
Jan Eliasson, Deputy UN Secretary-General
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former President of Indonesia
Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, former President of Sri Lanka
Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate, SDG Advocate
Amre Moussa, former Secretary-General of the League of Arab States
Jose Ramos-Horta, Chair, High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations
Smaïl Chergui, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security
Plus more than 25 Ministers
See full list and programme at: http://www.un.org/pga/70/events/hltd-peace-and-security/
What: High-level debate on UN, peace and security plus more than 15 related side events
When: 10-11 May and related side events from 8-12 May, 2016
Where: Trusteeship Council, UN Headquarters, New York
and live webcast through http://webtv.un.org
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