High level Forum on the Culture of Peace

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On 1 September 2016, the President of the UN General Assembly convenes an one-day high level forum at the UN Headquarters in New York on the occasion of the anniversary of the adoption of  the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace.

Following the wide-ranging success of the UN General Assembly’s first high-level forum on The Culture of Peace, held on 14 September 2012, and recognizing the need for continual support to the further strengthening of the global movement to promote the Culture of Peace, as envisaged by the United Nations, particularly in the current global context, the General Assembly high-level Forum is intended to be open and public. UN Member States, UN system entities, civil society including NGO’s, media, private sector, and all others interested, have the opportunity to exchange of ideas and suggestions on the ways to build and promote the Culture of Peace and to highlight emerging trends that impact the implementation process.

Delegations wishing to speak in the plenary segment are kindly requested to inscribe with the list of speakers, General Assembly Affairs Branch (Ms. Antonina Poliakova – poliakova[at]un[dot]org; tel. 1 (212) 963-5063). Speakers will be kindly invited to limit their statements to no more than 3 minutes in order to give an opportunity to all those inscribed on the list to deliver their statements.

During the Panel Discussions, Delegations will be invited to take part in the interactive discussion alongside other participants.