Coffee Hours

Coffee hours are dynamic and engaging webinars that bring you together with leading speakers to engage on key issues of the day. Free-of-charge, they expose you to a wide range of issues in a refreshing format. They offer incisive and on-point analysis for UN staff and partners.

We encourage you to grab your favourite beverage and device, and take advantage of opportunities to engage with our wide range of experts and faculty.

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Climate Security for Sustaining Peace (Part II)
UNSSC in partnership with UN Climate Security Mechanism and Adelphi
Learn about successful field experiences of integrating environmental considerations into peace building , prevention and sustaining peace through practitioners experiences from the UN Climate Security Mechanism and the think tank Adelphi.
14 May 2020: 15:00-16:00 (GMT+2)

Impact of COVID-19 on humanitarian coordination and refugee response
Learn about the impact of COVID-19 on humanitarian coordination and refugee response in a discussion with Steve O'Malley, Head of the COVID Team, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Karolina Lindholm Billing, Deputy Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Lebanon and Graan Jaff, Deputy Chief of Logistics, World Food Programme (WFP).
27 May 2020: 15:30 (GMT+2)

Addressing the impact of COVID-19 on trafficking in persons
Discuss the impact of COVID-19 on human trafficking, and the role of and the capacity of states, NGOs and service providers to respond to the crime and assist its victims. Learn about ongoing UN initiatives and inter-agency cooperation to address trafficking in persons in times of COVID-19, including at the field level. Attendees will be invited to share information or further key issues of concern identified in related areas of work.
4 June 2020: 09h00 am EDT/15h00 pm CEST

The future of multilateralism in a post- COVID 19 world
Join a lively webinar discussion on the future of multilateralism in a post-COVID-19 world with Fabrizio Hochschild, USG and Special Adviser on preparations for #UN75 and El Ghassim Wane, former Chief of Staff and Chief Advisor to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and by Dr. Adriana Abdenur, Coordinator of the Igarapé Institute’s Peace and Security Division and Member of the United Nations Committee on Development Policy, moderated by Jafar Javan, Director of the UN System Staff College
5 June 2020: 09h00 am EDT/ 15h00 pm CEST

Climate Security for Sustaining Peace (Part III)
UNSSC in partnership with UN Climate Security Mechanism and Adelphi
Learn about the opportunities and challenges of translating climate risk analysis into regional conflict and climate sensitive programming through examples from operations in the African continent from adelphi and the UN Climate Security Mechanism.
11 June 2020: 15:00-16:00 (GMT+2)

Gender Conflict Analysis - Part I: Mainstreaming at UN Headquarters
UN DPPA, DPO, UN Women. Moderators: UNSSC
Learn about how to integrate gender considerations into day-to-day work of political, security, economic, and other programmatic affairs officers at UN Headquarters from practitioners in UNHQ peace and security pillar gender units.
17 June 2020: 9:00 am EST/ 15:00 pm CEST

Gender Conflict Analysis - Part II: Practice in the field
UN DPPA, DPO, UN Women. Moderators: UNSSC
Illustrate through field practice the value of ensuring an integrated approach for coherent gender sensitive analysis as an important tool for achieving sustainable peace goals
24 June 2020: 9:00 am EST/ 15:00 pm CEST

What's in a term? 'Human security' and the human security approach.
UNSSC in partnership with the Human Security Unit
Learn about the conceptual underpinnings of the human security approach and its practical applications to design operational programmes at the local and country level drawing from the experiences of the UN Human Security Unit and the UN Trust Fund for Human Security.
Date TBC