From language and the inclusion of young people to peace bonds and migration – Interpeace’s participation at this year’s Stockholm Forum
May 13, 2022
Interpeace is proud to co-host four events at this year’s Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development on the theme “From a Human Security Crisis Towards an Environment of Peace.” From 23-25 May, the Forum will combine high-level policy debates, workshops, roundtables and debates in a hybrid format, with sessions held online and in person.
Sessions co-organized by Interpeace will highlight four areas of our global work: Youth Peace and Security (YPS), Peace Responsiveness, the Finance for Peace Initiative and the Principles for Peace initiative.
Food security, migration and conflict in a climate of change
With our partners, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), we will discuss the impacts of climate change at the local level (natural resources, livelihoods, migration/displacement) and how these can impact peace. Using Kenya as a case study, the session will provide local insights, on how working together more effectively can strengthen technical responses that mitigate climate impacts and contribute to peace.
What’s the password? Language and the inclusion of young people in policy spaces
Co-organized with the Life & Peace Institute and the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, we will discuss how language and practices in policy spaces affect youth-led climate, peace and conflict efforts. Young people, civil society and policy actors will come together to reflect on their experiences of exclusion and inclusion through language. This session provides an opportunity to review the language that is often used and develop practical guidance as to how practitioners approaching the climate, peace and security space, can aim for more inclusive language and therefore achieve more effective policy and practice.
A 21st Century Approach to Peace
The Principles for Peace Initiative will bring together speakers from academia, policymaking, civil society and government to explore the current conflict and peace landscape. The session is designed to be an interactive, fast-paced dialogue, where members of the International Commission on Inclusive Peace will share key findings from the global participatory process of the Principles for Peace.
Climate finance for sustaining peace
Co-organized with UNDP, two consecutive roundtables will aim to engage practitioners and decisionmakers to examine recent trends in access to climate finance in conflict-affected and fragile contexts. Climate finance refers to diverse sources of financing, including national, bilateral, private sector and international, which support climate change mitigation and adaptation interventions. The sessions will explore the mechanisms and standards that are required to support the necessary changes to increase financing that simultaneously promotes climate action and peace.