Members of the UPEACE Council, the UPEACE Peace Commission, as well as partners and special guests participated in the meetings and planning of the 34th session of the #UPEACE Council in Geneva from 28-30 September.
Several sessions were held at the launch of the White Paper on Illicit Economies and Organized Crime in Africa, a research that delves into current issues on the African continent, particularly with regard to illicit dynamics and crime. The paper can be downloaded for free here: https://bit.ly/3rkO7rL
An academic session on peace, innovation and the SDGs was held with interventions from a wide variety of experts in the field. The General Coordinator of the Chair, Emilie Gaillard, participated as a speaker in the academic session of the UPEACE Council on: Agenda 2030 and SDG 17. She shared this moment of discussion with Bettina Tucci, member of the University for Peace Council and Alvise Giustiniani, Vice President of Illicit Trade Prevention, Philip Morris International. The moderator was Narinder Kakar, Permanent Observer of UPEACE to the UN. An expert with whom the Chair has developed scientific cooperation projects on the research themes of the Chair and thanks to whom a bridge has been established with the Dean of UPEACE to collaborate in a training on peace and future generations.
The overall event was designed to spark a conversation around the future of education, how to innovate for peace education, and how education can help innovate in how to train future generations of peace leaders.