SAVE THE DATE : THE 27TH INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AND SECURITY CONFERENCE OF WEBSTER UNIVERSITY GENEVA

“THE CURRENT CHALLENGES TO INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND COOPERATION:

THE SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS”

1-2 NOVEMBER 2022

THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE GENEVA (CICG)

The International Relations Program at Webster University Geneva is very pleased to announce that its 27th Annual International Humanitarian and Security Conference (IHSC) will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday 1-2 November 2022 at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG) located at 17 Rue de Varembé. The theme of this year’s conference will be “The Current Challenges to International Peace and Cooperation: The Search for Solutions.”

The Russian invasion of Ukraine earlier this year has had a profound impact on international affairs, most notably with regard to the maintenance of international peace and security, respect for and the application of international humanitarian and human rights law, aid and protection for internally displaced persons and refugees and many other issues. This conflict has erupted at a time when there are other ongoing conflicts in the world (Yemen, Ethiopia, Afghanistan and elsewhere). Furthermore, many countries are still grappling with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, and climate change is rapidly emerging as of one of the key challenges of our time.

The aim of the conference will be to assess the nature and impact of these crises, and how the international community could respond to these challenges. Humanitarian action and respect for international law will be at the center of the conference program. The role of diplomacy and solidarity with the victims, as well as the need for protection against aggression will be among the major issues discussed. Furthermore, this two-day event will seek to address the imperative for renewing international cooperation with particular emphasis on the urgent need to strengthen protection for victims of forced migration and other vulnerable groups through effective and concerted action, including the utilization of legal instruments to protect victims, and deter and punish perpetrators of war crimes and other violations.

The 2022 conference will consist of keynote speeches on both days and six panels that will cover the following topics:

1/Ukraine and Other Contemporary Conflicts: A Critical Assessment

2/Pathways for Renewed International Dialogue, Cooperation and Peace

3/The Need to Reaffirm the Fundamentals of International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law

4/The New Dimensions of Forced Migration: Prospects for Cooperation and Protection of Refugees and Migrants

5/Addressing the Challenges to Global Healthcare: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

6/Climate Change: The Imperatives and Priorities for Action and Collaboration by All Countries

 As has been the case over the past twenty-six years, the 27th IHSC is being organized with the support and under the auspices of the Government of the Canton and Republic of Geneva, and in cooperation with the university’s longstanding partners, most notably, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), other major international organizations and the student-led NGO, the Webster Humanitarian Association (WHA).

This event will be in a hybrid format, open to the public and free-of-charge. For further information, please contact Dr. Jubin Goodarzi, Acting Director of the International Relations Program at Webster University Geneva, via email at goodarzi@webster.ch or by telephone at 022 959 8027.

Tuesday, November 1

More dates through November 2, 2022

Event Type

Global Campuses, Geneva

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Webster University Geneva
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