The launch of Long Walk of Peace towards Conflict Prevention took place at the United Nations HQ in Geneva on 24 May 2018. The volume is a culmination of over three years of concerted efforts with UNESCO colleagues and representatives of over thirty UN agencies and entities. By analysing representative discourses from peace and conflict studies, the volume envisages an instructive vantage point to explore the dynamic evolution of UN peace agenda, conceptually and experientially. While highlighting peace as a continuous journey of discovery, Long Walk of Peace towards Conflict Prevention considers ‘multicultural literacy’ a long with ‘local presence and local knowledge’ as pivotal vectors to augment the recent surge of ‘preventive diplomacy’.

Event details:

Opening remarks
Michael Møller
Director-General, United Nations Officer at Geneva

Book presentation and discussion with
Professor Priyankar Upadhyaya (author)
Chairholder, UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding

Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy
United Nations Deputy Special Envoy for Syria

Zohour Alaoui
President, 39th session of the General Conference of UNESCO

Chritian Guillemet-Fernández
Former Chairperson-Rapporteur, UN Open Ended Working Group on the Right to Peace

Moderated by
Nada al-Nashif
Assistant Director-General of UNESCO for Social and Human Sciences