Jayathma Wickramanayake, Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, United Nations
Zachary Metz, Director of Peace Building Practice, Consensus, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Kristine Eberbach, Deputy Director, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
The relationship between the human rights and peacebuilding fields has been increasingly recognized. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development explicitly combines the promotion of peaceful, just, and inclusive societies, and the United Nations Human Rights Council acknowledged the critical relationship between human rights and peacebuilding in 2017. However, despite their shared goals of justice and peace, practitioners in both fields operate with different frameworks and use distinct strategies. Additionally, the interventions of one field sometimes hinder rather than bolster the efforts of the other one. This conversation features human rights and peacebuilding practitioners who will discuss tensions as well as possibilities for collaboration between the two fields.