Plus de 200 étudiants ont participé le 20 juin 2018 à l’événement Bâtisseurs de paix, organisé à la Maison de la paix. Dans ce cadre, le GCSP a invité une classe à participer à un atelier sur le thème de la diplomatie scientifique et de la promotion de la paix dans des régions en conflit. La protection de l’environnement permet d’amener des populations antagonistes à travailler ensemble pour protéger leur cadre de vie commun et soutenir ainsi le processus de paix. Source

On Friday, 22 June, the GCSP and the Permanent Mission of Georgia jointly organised an Executive Breakfast Discussion with H.E. Mr David Dondua, Georgia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Head of the Georgian Delegation to the Geneva International Discussions on the Russia-Georgia conflict. The aim of this Executive Breakfast Discussion was to provide an update on the current situation in Georgia’s contested territories, the current dynamics of the Geneva International Discussions (GID), and the steps undertaken by the Georgian Government in the field of conflict resolution. [It was moderated by Col Christian Bühlmann, Head of the Regional Perspectives Programme.]

The ‘Barn Owls Know No Boundaries’ project brings people from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority to work together on solving environmental challenges. Nature conservation efforts, such as this one, are beneficial for all communities. More often than not, these benefits go beyond just biodiversity protection. Indeed, they may facilitate constructive dialogue across divides in conflict zones and perhaps even integrate nature conservation into peacebuilding interventions.

A Delegation from the Ministry of Unification of South Korea, led by the Director of the Economic and Social Analysis Division Kang Sung Hwan, visited the GCSP on 31 May, for an exchange of views on the recent developments of the diplomatic process over the Korean Peninsula and to examine the prospects for cooperation in the field of dialogue promotion.

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