The Virtual Torino Forum for Sustaining Peace – Women and Youth at the Frontlines

7-11 September 2020



The United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) is calling for contributions to The Virtual Torino Forum for Sustaining Peace, which will bring together the Women, Peace and Security community and the Youth, Peace and Security community for a series of virtual discussions that will take place from 7-11 September 2020.

Practitioners, policymakers, academics, and activists are invited to submit ideas for 30-90-minute thematic sessions, workshops or performances that may cover a wide range of aspects and disciplines within the overall theme of the Torino Forum: “Women and Youth at the Frontlines,” and the following themes of the forum agenda:

  • - Women, Peace and Security during Covid-19
  • - Answering the call for a Global Ceasefire
  • - Realizing the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda
  • - Young Women Fighting War & Making Peace
  • - Intersectional Approaches to Peacebuilding

Our approach is co-creation. We are calling for contributions that will spark debate, foster peer-to-peer learning, present new ideas to accelerate collaborative progress globally on the WPS and YPS agendas. Artists can also submit ideas for contributions that bring together cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity in support of commonly shared values around peace.

Contributions (30-90 min total time) should aim at the following formats:

#DISCUSS – thematic sessions with interactive elements
#LEARN – hands-on virtual workshops
#EXPERIENCE – pre-recorded or live videos and artistic performances

Please fill the below Call for Contribution substantially! The more we understand, the better we can work together to create an impactful session! The call will be open until 15 August 2020. We look forward to co-creating with you

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