High-Level Thematic Debate on UN, Peace & Security

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

For UN Media Accreditation, please visit: www.un.org/en/media/accreditation/

Media contacts

Dan Thomas, T: +1 917 225-1913 | E: daniel.thomas@un.org

Ulla Oestergaard, T +1 646 388 3080 | E: oestergaard@un.org

For more information on the meeting and programme of events, please visit website: http://www.un.org/pga/70/events/hltd-peace-and-security/and follow the PGA on Twitter at @UN_PGA