Promoting peace and security together – But how and with whom?

Tuesday 5th of March 2019 in Hanaholmen (Espoo, Finland: TETRA HALL ) 2pm to 4.30 pm  

A seminar on the goals of European members at the UN Security Council, and ways to better implement the council's resolutions, especially resolution 2250.

The Security Council resolution on Youth, Peace and Security, resolution 2250, was one of the challenging new resolutions that took years to lobby for and its implementation is still just beginning. It needs further support from the internationally community and Security Council to become part of the normative implementation in each member state. Finland is currently planning, as the first country in the world, a national action plan on it.

Sweden is finishing its 2-year term as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, Belgium, Poland and Germany, among others, continue as non-permanent members. 

This is a good moment to reflect on the current situation at the Security Council, and the ways peace and security can be best promoted during the next years. How can we promote joint resolutions and strengthen implementation of existing ones? What are Sweden’s lessons learned from these years? What are the priorities of the other European member states? How can we most effectively work together for common goals?

Date and time of event: Tuesday 5th of March 2019, from 2pm to 4.30 pm  

Venue: Hanasaarenranta 5, FI-02100 Espoo (Finland)

The event is open for all registered participants. Please register here.

Program

The program is preliminary, changes are still possible.

13.30 Coffee

14.00 Opening words: Gunvor Kronman, CEO Hanaholmen

14.10 Why and how to involve youth in promoting peace? Gwendolyn MyersFounder & Executive Director of Messengers of Peace Libera Inc; Global Youth, Peace and Security Advocate
What does Security Council resolution on Youth, Peace and Security (2250) mean to Africa's Agenda 2063? What are next steps in implementation for African and global youth?

14.30 What did Sweden learn during two years at the Security Council? Johan Sigroth, Desk Officer UN Policy Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden

14.50 Panel discussion: What lies ahead? 
A panel discussion on how European countries can best work to promote peace and security through the Security Council. How could we make sure the work of the Security Council will work in the best possible way in the current political climate? Is cooperation with EU countries the priority now, or could other groups, like the Nordic countries or other like-minded countries, form better alliances on certain issues? And how do we improve implementation of its decisions at the national level? 

Participants:
Detlef Lingemann, Ambassador of Germany in Finland
Jaroslaw Suchoples, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Finland
Mika Mickelsson, Desk Officer (UN Security Council), Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Johan Sigroth, Desk Officer UN Policy Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden
The panel will be moderated by Lumi Young, 2250 network

15.50 Closing words: Tytti Tuppurainen, Chair of UNA Finland, MP

16.00 Coffee

Organizers: UNA Finland, UNA Sweden and the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre Hanaholmen

 

Background: Review of the UN Association of Sweden on the Security Council term: Svenska FN-förbundets synpunkter på Sveriges arbete i FN:s säkerhetsråd

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Huom! YK:n ystävien mentorointiohjelman tapaamiseen osallistuvat: Tapaaminen alkaa klo 17 ja päättyy klo 19 Hanasaaren kulttuurikeskuksessa Espoossa (osoitetiedot yllä).

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