How can local governments build sustainable peace?
24 March at 16.00 CET (online)
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This HagueTalks, organized by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the City of The Hague, and the UCLG Peace Prize, will focus on the role of local governments in peacebuilding, specifically their added and unique value and where the challenges lie for them.
The role of local governments in peacebuilding is underexposed and often overshadowed by (inter)national initiatives, whilst local and context specific peace initiatives can be very successful and can have strong legitimacy when led by local governments. This HagueTalks event will take a closer look at the role that local governments and its leaders can play in ensuring sustainable and peaceful development in their communities. Because the consequences of any violent conflict often manifest themselves on a local scale, a local level approach is vital. This provides an opportunity for governments at local level to contribute to preventing conflicts, building bridges and dialogue after conflict and promoting a peaceful environment. This HagueTalks invites speakers from diverse backgrounds to share their stories and to give an answer to questions such as «How can local governments connect with civil society and national government to implement successful peacebuilding initiatives?».
HagueTalks is meant for a mix of people, working for international organisations in the Hague, students, local government officials from around the world and for anyone interested in peace and justice.