The UN 2020 Initiative (Ottawa), and the Stimson Center (Washington, D.C.), are pleased to share the summary of the April 24, 2018, U.N. High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace side event on “Ideas and Global Platforms for Preventing Violent Conflict and Sustaining Peace on the Road to 2020” (please click here for the summary report. Please also click here for Professor Ibrahim Gambari’s (Savannah Center) remarks and click here for Fergus Watt’s (UN 2020) remarks, as well as Adriana Abdenur’s (Instituto Igarapé) presentational slides by clicking here).

The UN 2020 Initiative (co-conceived by CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, the World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy, the Workable World Trust, and the Stimson Center) continues to work to engage stakeholders and develop a U.N. system that meets the challenges of the 21st century. Learn more about the work that UN 2020 Initiative is doing here. To receive progress updates on deliberations within, for example, the UN Ad-Hoc Working Group of the General Assembly on Revitalization, the Group of Friends for the Future of the UN, and a newly re-constituted UN 70 friends group to focus on UN 75, please click here.

Finally, the Stimson Center is pleased to share recent resources in support of the U.N.’s “Sustaining Peace” agenda on the Road to a UN 2020 Summit (as called for in the Albright-Gambari Commission’s “Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance” report):