The Women, Peace and Security Focal Points Network

4th Capital-Level Meeting

18-19 May 2022, Geneva, Switzerland

Switzerland and South Africa are pleased to invite you to the fourth capital-level meeting of the Women, Peace and Security Focal Points Network, which will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 18 to 19 May 2022.

The Network will be gathered under the co-chairship theme: “Partnering for Change – Translating the Women, Peace and Security Agenda into Action.” This theme embodies the objective of the Network as a global platform advancing the implementation of the WPS agenda through cooperation and captures the partnership between South Africa and Switzerland.

Building on the substantial work done by previous chairs and co-chairs, the meeting in Geneva will focus on two interrelated pillars of the WPS agenda, participation of women in peace processes and the protection of women’s rights.

The capital-level meeting will mark the resumption of in-person meetings for the Network after two years of virtual meetings due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We therefore cordially invite you to attend the meeting in-person. Having regard to current circumstances, however, the event will be held in hybrid format.

Kindly note that in-person and virtual attendance requires an invitation and registration. Plenary sessions that are open to the press/public will be livestreamed.

Please fill out the registration form below by April 15th, 2022 to confirm your participation. For any queries, contact the Network Secretariat at: WPSfocalpointsnetwork@unwomen.org


Note Verbal


Logistical Information


Concept note


Background Notes – Working Groups

Guidance Note – Working Groups

Programme

Plenary Sessions

Plenary Speakers

Bineta Diop, African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security
Amb. Álvaro Moerzinger - Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations
Livia Leu - State Secretary Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Candith Mashego Dlamini - Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation in South Africa
Sima Bahous - Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women
Pramila Patten - United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict
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Simon Geissbühler - Assistant State Secretary, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)
Bineta Diop - African Union Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security
Gwyn Kutz - Director General, Peace and Stabilization Operations Program
Amb. Álvaro Moerzinger - Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the United Nations
Hanna Manoilenko - Women's Network for Dialogue and Inclusive Peace in Ukraine
Thomas Gass - Vice-Director and Head of the South Cooperation Department of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Amani Aruri - Member, Generation Equality Global Youth Task force
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