Nordic Peace and Conflict Resolution Efforts

In the current, multipolar world order, Nordic collaboration on peace and conflict resolution efforts is gaining momentum again. At this seminar, a report commissioned by the Nordic Council of Ministers on Nordic peace and conflict resolution efforts will be launched. The report focuses on how Nordic countries work together on peace and conflict resolution, present the current structures of Nordic cooperation and map challenges and potentials for future collaboration. Three cases of Nordic collaboration will be discussed: 1) Nordic integrated efforts on peace and conflict resolution in Afghanistan, 2) Nordics working together in the UN and 3) Nordic networking on the woman, peace and security agenda.


16.00-16.05      Welcome and introduction: Jessica Polfjärd, President of the Nordic Council, Member of the Swedish Parliament  

16.05-16.20      Keynote: Jan Egeland, General Secretary, NRC (TBA)

16.20-16.40      Presentation of the rapport: Isabel Bramsen and Anine Hagemann

16.40-17.15       Comments on the report:

  • Isak Svensson, Professor, University of Uppsala

  • Erkki Tuomioja, Member of the Presidium of the Nordic Council, Member of the Finnish Parliament

  • Magnea Marinósdóttir, International Political Scientist

  • Christian Friis Bach, Secretary General, Danish Refugee Council 

17.15 – 17.45    Q&A


Please remember to register for the event by emailing your name and affiliation to Helena Slater at no later than Friday, April 5, 2019.