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.

When registering, please make sure to enter in the field marked “Comments/Questions” the questions that you would like the speakers to address. This will help us tailor these webinars specifically to your needs!

Climate Change and Security - Integrating a Gender Lens
The objectives of this session coordinated with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), will be to unpack the gender dimensions of climate-related security risks and present opportunities for action. Speakers will present case studies that illustrate the ways gender inequality shape risk for women and men faced with different climate and conflict-related risks. They will offer recommendations for integrating a gender lens into climate-security discussions, debates, context analyses, and programme design. The session will conclude with an open discussion with the speakers, during which participants are encouraged to engage by reflecting on pre-drafted questions, offering comments from their own experiences, or by submitting questions to panelists through the chat box or live.
17/09/2020 - 15h00 pm CEST

Migration and Displacement in the Context of Climate Change: A Sustaining Peace Approach
The webinar will aim at analysing the impact of climate change on displacement through a sustaining peace lens looking at the possible mitigation strategies by addressing root causes/prevention as well as through adaptation and resilience building interventions.
24/09/2020 - 15h00 pm CET

Sustaining Peace in a Climate Change World: Why Climate Change matters to conflict mediation
The objective of this session is to discuss the role, challenges and opportunities of (inclusion of) climate change impacts in conflict prevention and mediation processes

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

Previous webinars

How is Teleworking affecting us all (for UN Staff ONLY)
Moderated space for UN staff to exchange amongst peers about concerns, challenges and tips on how to cope with teleworking during the current COVID-19 crises.
9 April 2020: 14:30-16:00 (GMT+2)

Driver Trainer conversations on GDE framework and coaching framework (for certified Driver Trainers pre-mid 2019)
Discuss the changes in the approach to driver training through the implementation of the Goals for Driver Education (GDE) model and the Coaching for Performance framework
15 and 17 April 2020: 15:00-1600 (GMT+2)

Youth Peace and Security capacity building - Lessons from Somalia
UNSSC in partnership with the Folke Bernadotte Academy
Learn about capacity building efforts to strengthen the implementation of UNSCR2250 in Somalia - WITH as well as FOR young peacebuilders.
22 April 2020: 15:00-16:00 (GMT+2)

Climate Security for sustaining peace (Part 1)
UNSSC in partnership with the UN Climate Security Mechanism and Adelphi
Learn about the risks posed by climate change to peacebuilding and sustaining peace through practictioners experiences from the newly established UN Climate Security Mechanism and the think tank Adelphi. Gain an introduction of the UN Climate Security Toolbox - designed to mitigate those challenges.
29 April 2020: 15:00-16:00 (GMT+2)

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Africa
The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance
Masterclass Series with Professor Carlos Lopes, former UNSSC Director.
The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance will be hosting a Masterclass series titled: What does contemporary Africa look like in the new decade? There will be three sessions. The first session will look at "The Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Africa".
30 April 2020: 10:00 - 12:00 (GMT+2)

Introduction to Macroeconomics for Sustaining Peace
Learn about macroeconomic indicators and their significance to sustaining peace
13 May 2020: 14:00-15:00 (GMT+2)

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

Data for Climate Security
Focus on data, analytics and policy addressing climate-related security risks, drawing on a perspective from climate security as represented in the Nationally Determined Contributions under the 2015 Paris Agreement. Discuss the data-driven tools available for integrated climate security assessments and policy development with colleagues from UNEP and UNDP; and engage with peace-building and environmental practitioners in a dialogue aimed at understanding how data on environment and climate stresses can inform and improve project outcomes and impacts.
8 July 2020: 9 am EST/ 15 pm CEST

Data and Climate Security: how climate security data analytics can support integrated analysis for sustaining peace
The aim of this session is to discuss how data can support integrated analysis of and response to climate-related security risks. In particular, this session will explore what the most relevant data for climate security is and how it can inform political decision making aimed at sustaining peace, drawing on practitioners experiences from the Arab region. The session will facilitate a dialogue between environmental data experts and representatives from the political pillar of the United Nations, addressing questions on how to ensure integrated programming that is both conflict-sensitive and climate-informed.
10/09/2020 - 15h00 pm CEST