The U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva and the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) co-hosted a seminar, Conflict and Stabilization: Best Practices, Challenges, and New Approaches, in Geneva, Nov. 7. As many parts of the world today are impacted by violent conflict, stabilization has become a topic of increasing importance for individual countries, the U.N., and regional and global coalitions. Nearly 100 attendees representing governments, NGOs, academia, and international organizations, participated in an exchange on contemporary approaches to stabilization, including the U.S. government’s Stabilization Assistance Review, and its intersection with other disciplines, such as humanitarian assistance, human rights, and long-term peacebuilding. Panelists included Senior Advisor for CSO Eythan Sontag, President of Interpeace Scott Weber, and the Head of the European Union’s Division for the Integrated Approach to Security and Peace Madeleine Majorenko. Jason Aplon, peacebuilding and post-conflict advisor for the International Organization for Migration moderated the event, and U.S. Mission Geneva’s Chargé d’Affaires Mark Cassayre delivered welcome remarks. The event was broadcast on Facebook Live and can be watched online.
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