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March 2023 will mark the fifth anniversary of the publication of the UN-World Bank report “Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict.” The report urged a pivot to prevention, strengthened the business case for prevention initiatives, and highlighted new research on the importance of inclusion in efforts to prevent conflict and build peace. Five years later, the global landscape has changed significantly and is now grappling with a complex set of converging crises and cascading risks. Against this backdrop, it is timely to reflect on the continued relevance of the findings of the Pathways for Peace report, and the contribution it has made to how the peace and development community understands and supports peace and peacebuilding in conflict- and crisis-affected states and regions.

The consultation will reflect on the legacy and contribution of the Pathways for Peace report, and ask if our concepts and theories of change for inclusion and prevention are still relevant for our fast-changing conflict landscape?



15:00-15:15      Welcome and Opening

Cedric de Coning, Research Professor, Center for UN and Global Governance, Norwegian Institute for International Affairs (NUPI)

Halvor Sætre, UN Director, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Awa Dabo, Director and Deputy Head, Peacebuilding Support Office, Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA), United Nations

Thomas Djurhuus, Head of Partnerships, Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group, World Bank


15:15-16:25      Expert Reflections on the Legacy of the Pathways for Peace Report

Adam Day, Head of the Geneva Office, United Nations University

Hiba Qasas, Executive Director, Principles for Peace Foundation

Claire McAllister Project Lead, Environment of Peace, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Erwin van Veen, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute

Annika S. Hansen, Head Analysis, Center for International Peace Operations

Thania Paffenholz, Executive Director, Inclusive Peace


16:25-16:30      Closing Reflections

Rory Keane, Head of the UN Liaison Office for Peace and Security, Brussels