VIDEO: Policy Forum at the International Peace Institute: “Sustaining Peace in Practice: Evidence, Measurement, and Indicators”

Sustaining Peace in Practice: Evidence, Measurement, and Indicators

Leave your questions for the Sustaining Peace in Practice: Evidence, Measurement, and Indicators panel in the comments. Remarks will begin at 1:15pm EST.

Posted by International Peace Institute on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

On March 28th, our Co-Executive Director Peter T. Coleman spoke at a policy forum on “Sustaining Peace in Practice: Evidence, Measurement, and Indicators,” which took place at the International Peace Institute (IPI) in NYC.  Click on the image above to listen and watch livestreamed video of the event!

The following context is given from IPI event webpage:

“The dual General Assembly and Security Council resolutions on sustaining peace (70/262 and 2282 respectively) define sustaining peace as a goal and a process to build a common vision of a society and a shared responsibility of governments and all stakeholders, with conflict prevention playing a central role. Although the concept is clearly defined in the resolutions, there are still some obscurities regarding how to measure and operationalize sustaining peace.

To fully realize the shift toward prevention for sustaining peace, it is important to understand its practical and local-level implications from the perspective of all actors, including UN missions and local peacebuilders. As such, there is a need to develop a set of indicators to guide us in recognizing and comprehending what sustaining peace looks like in practice. Such indicators could help the international community identify and analyze what is working to strengthen resilience in societies and provide the tools for understanding what is needed to sustain long-term peace in country-specific contexts.

This policy forum aimed to better understand what these indicators are and what elements truly contribute to long-term peace. Drawing on case studies, this event sought to identify practical examples of sustaining peace in the field. The case studies considered the practical elements of social and institutional structures, processes, and precursors that enable societies to develop in sustainably peaceful ways.”

Peter Coleman spoke alongside Michelle Breslauer, Director of the America Program of the Institute for Economics and Peace, and Ismaila Ceesay, Professor of Political Science, University of the Gambia. Visit IPI event webpage for further details.

For more information on the Sustainable Peace Project at AC4, led by Peter T. Coleman, visit the project webpage.

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