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Save the date: Sustaining peace in focus as global experts convene in Stockholm

High-level panel at the 2016 Stockholm Forum on Security and Development
The high-level panel at the 2016 Stockholm Forum featured UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Isabella Lövin and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.

Stockholm (6 April 2017) Over 200 high-level policymakers, researchers and practitioners will gather in Stockholm on 34 May for the fourth annual Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development. Co-hosted by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the 2017 Forum focuses on ‘what works’, and will identify good practice in peacebuilding and development.

Sessions topics include conflict prevention and renewed multilateralism, resilience to climate-related fragility, preventing violent extremism through peacebuilding, political corruption and organized crime, strategies for inclusive development and security and justice sector reform.

The following high-level participants will among others join the discussions:

  • HE Margot Wallström, Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • HE Isabella Lövin, Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate
  • HE Jan Eliasson, Former United Nations Deputy Secretary-General 
  • HE Maryam Qasim, Minister for Disaster Management, Somalia
  • HE Momudo Kargbo, Minister of Finance in Sierra Leone and Co-Chair of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding
  • Helder Da Costa, General Secretary G7+ Secretariat
  • Kyung-wha Kang, Senior Advisor of the Secretary-General on Policy, United Nations (tbc)
  • Saroj Jha, Director, Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group, World Bank
  • Salim Salamah, Advisor: Progress Study on Youth, Peace & Security Resolution 2250; Director of the Palestinian League for Human Rights - Syria (PLHR)
  • Hanan Ashrawi, Palestinian legislator, activist and scholar
  • Joshua Mittroti, Director General, Colombian Agency for Reintegration
  • Kwesi Aning, Director, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping and Training Centre (Ghana)
  • Samira Hamidi, Founder, Women Knowledge and Leadership Organization (Afghanistan)
  • Scott Weber, Director General at Interpeace


A detailed media advisory will be circulated ca 1 week ahead of the event.

Save the dates 3-4 May.