THE University Impact Forum: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

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THE  University Impact Forum: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions

Peace and justice: a common quest for universities, governments and civil society.

Peaceful, just and inclusive societies are necessary to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To advance the SDGs in general, and SDG 16 – peace, justice and strong institutions more specifically, we need effective and inclusive public institutions. Governments, civil society and communities must work together to implement lasting solutions, and universities must take a leading role.

The objective of this international forum is to analyse this role that universities, besides their essential knowledge generation and educational activities, can and should play in support of justice, peace and human rights to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. We will take into account the universities’ policies and their relationship with public entities, and collaboration and partnerships with other social agents. Our approach will involve universities, governments and non-governmental institutions.

At the inaugural THE University Impact Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Forum, leaders and experts on these issues from higher education institutions and leading organisations will meet to share research, ideas and solutions to address these pressing issues that impact the implementation and development of effective, accountable and fair institutions.

Programme 
Thursday 20 February 2020:
13:30 - 14:30 Registration and welcome lunch.
14:30 - 15:40 Panel: The academy and the promotion of peace and justice. 
15:40 - 16:00 Networking refreshments.
16:00 - 16:30 Keynote.
19:00 - 22:00 Welcome dinner. 

Friday 21 February 2020:
9:00 - 9:20 Opening remarks.
9:20 - 10:00 Keynote.
10:00 - 10:20 Networking refreshments.
10:20 - 11:30 Debate: Public policies for peace and justice through universities.
11:30 - 11:50 Networking refreshments.
11:50 - 13:00 Panel: Civil society for peace and justice through universities.
13:00 - 13:40 Keynote.
13:40 - 14:00 Closing remarks.

More information can be found on the website.

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