Invitation to the 2020 Virtual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development: Sustaining Peace in the Time of COVID-19
In recognition of the global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, for the first time ever the Stockholm Forum will leverage innovation and cutting-edge technology to bring together communities virtually in a reduced format on 11–22 May 2020.
The Forum will combine high-level interactive dialogues with public panels and closed-door partner-led sessions. All registered participants will be given access to all public sessions, including the keynote address on ‘Sustaining Peace in the Times of COVID-19’ by Ilwad Elman, Director of Programs and Development at Elman Peace Mogadishu on 13 May 15.00–17.00 CET.
To register for the Stockholm Forum 2020 public panels, please click the following link
Join us for the key-Note Address by Ilwad Elman, Director of Programs & Development, Elman Peace Centre, on the 13th May at 15.00 CET
as well as cutting-edge sessions on topics such as climate change, women, peace and security and the economics of peace.
Listen to amongst others, HE Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden, Rosemary di Carlo, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, and Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation.
In addition, as an invited guest you will also be granted access to all closed-door sessions. When registering please use the email address to which this invitation was sent.
About the Stockholm Forum
Held annually, the Stockholm Forum is a dialogue-driven event that provides a neutral platform for interdisciplinary exchange among members of international communities in the development, humanitarian, peacebuilding, and security spheres. The discussion-led roundtable sessions—which the Stockholm Forum is well-known for—are developed in collaboration with partner organizations and invite active participation from stakeholders at all levels.
Reflecting developments in the international policy agenda, each edition of the Stockholm Forum has had a different overarching theme, ranging from ‘Freedom from Violence’ in 2014 to the themes of ‘What Works?’ in 2017 and ‘The Politics of Peace’ in 2018. Continuing this trend, the theme for Forum 2019 was ‘From Crisis Response to Peacebuilding: Achieving Synergies’ and for 2020 the theme is ‘Sustaining Peace in the Time of COVID-19’.
The Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development has been jointly organized by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and SIPRI since 2014.
The lead curator of the 2020 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development is Dr. Jago Salmon, (firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional inquiries on the Forum, please contact Martina Selmi, Programme Coordinator (SthlmForum2020@sipri.org, +46 76 628 62 16).
For media enquiries, please contact Alexandra Manolache, Communications Officer (email@example.com, +46 76 628 61 33) or Stephanie Blenckner, Director of Communications (firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 8 655 97 47).
With the number of conflicts rising in recent years, there has been a significant scale-up of political commitment and resources for efforts to sustain peace with traction among an increasingly diverse constituency of actors. live.twebcast.com
The Forum will combine high-level interactive dialogues with public panels and closed-door partner-led sessions. All registered participants will be given access to all public sessions.