Workshop: Strengthening the UN's Children and Armed Conflict and Women, Peace and Security Agendas

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 to Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Location: 
German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin

In cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, Security Council Report, Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, and the PeaceWomen Programme of the Women’s International League for Peace Freedom, will convene a workshop focused on strengthening the UN's Children and Armed Conflict and Women, Peace and Security Agendas. The meeting will be held February 16-17, 2016, at SWP in Berlin. The workshop follows a preparatory working session sponsored by LISD at the Princeton Club of New York on Monday, December 7, 2015.

The workshop seeks to join parallel discussions on the Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC) and Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agendas by highlighting how they inform each other and work as tandem instruments. Workshop participants will focus on the development of new ideas for strengthening the existing normative frameworks, and developing hands-on solutions to current implementation challenges. The workshop will also provide newly elected members of the UN Security Council with session-based training focused on the normative framework of the two agendas, and offer an opportunity for new Security Council members to interface and dialogue with experts from the CAAC and WPS communities. 

Workshop participants will include representatives from UN member states--including permanent and non-permanent members of the Security Council and members of the Groups of Friends on Children and Armed Conflict and on Women, Peace and Security--NGOs, field practitioners, academics, and policy experts from the UN system. 

Participation in the workshop is by invitation only and will take place under Chatham House rules.