Friday, 11.11.2016 - Geneva, Switzerland

Inequality as a Danger to Sustainable Peace – Converging Perspectives on Human Rights and Peacebuilding

Inequality does not only encompass economic inequality but includes the unequal distribution of resources, gender inequality as well as access to social services and the justice system.

Over the last decades, strong evidence has been collected to suggest these inequalities are important drivers of destructive conflict and create new challenges to sustainable peace. Addressing existing socio-economic inequalities is thus not only crucial to ensure economic development of nations and the full enjoyment of human rights by its citizens but also from a peace and security perspective. This event, organized jointly by FES, QUNO and the IPU, brought together experts to discuss the impacts of societal inequalities on sustainable peace from a human rights and peacebuilding perspective

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