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Building Bridges: Integrating Arms Control and Conflict Prevention


Building Bridges: Integrating Arms Control and Conflict Prevention

The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) is pleased to invite you to a Geneva Peace Week event on conventional arms control and conflict prevention.

UNIDIR is organizing a workshop during Geneva Peace Week to present the preliminary findings of the research on conventional arms control and conflict prevention. This workshop will bring together Geneva-based actors working in the fields of conflict prevention, development, humanitarian assistance and conventional arms control to discuss how to better integrate conventional arms control into conflict prevention in pre-emptive, peacekeeping and peacebuilding settings.

In particular the workshop will examine: how conventional arms can be better understood and taken into account in the participant’s work and how arms control, conflict prevention and management activities can be better coordinated.

This event is co-organised by Switzerland, the United Kingdom and UNIDIR.


  • Allegra Maria del Pilar Baiocchi - UN Resident Coordinator in Costa Rica

  • Amb. Frederic Ngoga Gateretse - Head of the Conflict Prevention and Early Warning Division, Peace and Security Division, African Union

  • Georgette Gagnon - Director, Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

  • Kenneth Gluck - Former Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General and Deputy Head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic

Moderator: Simon Yazgi - Senior Researcher, Conventional Arms Programme, UNIDIR


Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 12h30-13h45 CET, (Online)


The event will be open to all.


Registration will made available through the GPW20 website.



04 November - 04 November 2020