Building Peace and Preventing Conflicts during Economic Turmoil
Fre 9.11.2012 kl. 9:00-12:30
The civil war in Syria shows no sign of abating and the divided United Nations Security Council has failed to agree on how to deal with the situation. While observers warn of the possibility that the conflict will escalate and expand, shrinking finances seem to have led to a weakening leadership in responding to violent conflicts. What is the role of peace mediation in this grave situation, where the economic crisis seems to direct media attention away from the human suffering in conflict areas? What new forms of cooperation between public and private actors, for example between the UN Security Council and non-governmental organisations, could be forged to develop mediation in the conditions of increasing resource scarcity?
Welcoming words from the City of Helsinki:Laura Räty, Deputy Mayor of Helsinki
Welcome:Tuija Talvitie, Executive Director, Crisis Management Initiative
Key note speeches
Robert Mood, Major General, Head of the United Nation's Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) until 20 July 2012
Panel discussion with all four key note speakers