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Women in Peacekeeping – Mission (not yet) Accomplished?

To mark International Women’s Day 2018 dialogue will be organised in the iconic Peace Palace in The Hague. With this we will highlight the role and contribution of women to international peace and security, and the challenges and opportunities in ensuring a gender sensitive approach to peacekeeping.

Moderated by Ambassador Marriët Schuurman, Head of Dutch MFA Taskforce for the UN Security Council, we are thrilled to announce the speakers in this lively interactive forum:

Ameerah Haq, former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Field Support
Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, Chief of Defence, Ireland
Major-General Richard G. Oppelaar, Deputy Chief of Defence, Netherlands
Captain Deirdre Carberry, Peacekeeper and former Gender Adviser Irish Defence Forces’ United Nations Training School, Ireland
Commander Ella van den Heuvel, Gender and Security expert, Netherlands

The event will be co-hosted by the Embassy of Ireland, the Dutch MFA, the Carnegie Foundation, Humanity house and Just Peace.



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Is it possible to achieve positive peace and international justice without raising ethical standards?

Every year there are around a hundred armed conflicts in the world, ranging from large scale conflicts to smaller conflicts. Peace has been defined in a negative way as the ‘absence of armed conflict’, regardless of the level of other armed violence like organized crime…

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