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The event is part of Geneva Peace Week and organized in partnership with the UN Environment Programme, UN Women, UNDP and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

Women on the Frontlines: Promoting Inclusive Approaches to the Climate Change and Security Nexus

Climate change is a defining threat to peace in the 21st century, as recently highlighted by the UN Security Council, the European Union and the African Union. Effective responses to conflict prevention and peacebuilding in countries and regions affected by climate change will require strengthening social inclusion and leveraging the agency of women – especially local women – who are on the frontlines of climate change. Addressing such multidimensional security challenges requires new partnerships that bridge traditional divides. This event will help better understand gender-climate-security risks and explore gender-responsive approaches to preventing and resolving conflict, with an emphasis on intersectional vulnerabilities and opportunities.


  • Carol Cohn, Director, Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights
  • Muna Luqman, Food4Humanity Foundation, Yemeni Peace and Security Activist
  • Florian Krampe, Researcher, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  • Mandana Hendessi, Senior Technical Advisor on Women, Peace and Security, ActionAid UK.

Session Facilitator:

  • Silja Halle, Coordinator: Joint Programme on Women, Natural Resources and Peace, UN Environment

Date and time:  Friday, November 9, 2018 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM CET

Location:  Palais des Nations - Room VIII*

Sign up for the event here!

For more information, please contact:  Silja Halle, Joint Programme Manager, Women, Natural Resources, Peace (UN Environment) | [email protected]


*INDICO Registration (access badge to the Palais des Nations) All participants and speakers who do not have a valid UNOG grounds pass must register via the UNOG registration system - INDICO. A single badge will be valid from 7 to 9 November 2018 and will provide access to attend all events of Geneva Peace Week 2018 without further additional registration.

In order to register two steps are required:1) Step 1: Create an account in INDICO (if you do not already have one) Create an account in INDICO at the following link: https://reg.unog.ch/user/register If you already have an account, please log in.

2) Step 2: Register for the badge to the Palais des Nations here: https://reg.unog.ch/event/25892/ INDICO - UNOG will open the registration on Monday 24 September 2018 Registration will be open till the end of the Geneva Peace Week, however we encourage participants to register as early as possible.

Participants will first receive an email saying that their registration is pending approval. Once it is approved, they receive another email informing that their request has been approved or rejected.

Participants must bring this confirmation (printed or electronic) in order to receive a badge.

3) Step 3: Collecting of Badges

Badges can be received from 8 a.m. onwards on 5 November 2018 at the Pregny Gate of the Palais des Nations. No bulky luggage/items are permitted.

Participants will be required to bring a photo ID (passport, driving license, etc.) issued by a State recognized by the United Nations General Assembly (please see the following link for the members of the United Nations: http://www.un.org/en/member-states/index.html ) along with the Indico confirmation of registration.

Entry point to the Palais des Nations for the holders of the "red" badge is Pregny Gate through all days of the event.

Please note that no parking is provided and no car access will be possible.


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