UN Talks on the Role of the UN in Realising Inclusivity

19 May 2021

UN Talks on the Role of the UN in Realising Inclusivity

Webinar via Zoom at 16:00 - 17:30 CEST on Thursday, May 27 2021

​​​​​​​Experience has shown that peace and development approaches are more likely to be sustained in the long term when they are inclusive, and locally owned and led. The 2030 Agenda, the twin UN resolutions on Sustaining Peace, Resolution 1325, Resolution 2250 – all recognise the importance of inclusion.

As the custodian of the aforementioned frameworks, the role of the UN in promoting their application is of particular importance. This has become even more urgent as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and responses to it are proving to have devastating effects globally in terms of exacerbating marginalisation, increasing inequalities, and closing civic spaces.

This seminar will explore how the UN pursues meaningful inclusion in practice, with a focus on examples and experiences from Colombia and Malawi. How does the UN, working in these country contexts, understand and act on international recognition of the importance of inclusion for sustainable peace and development? How can it strengthen efforts to advance inclusivity at the country level more generally?


  • Jessica Faieta, UN Resident Coordinator Colombia
  • Maria Jose Torres Macho, UN Resident Coordinator Malawi
  • Angelo Cardona, Co-Founder and President, Ibero-American Alliance for Peace
  • Ingela Andersson, Program Manager for Inclusive Peace, MyRight


  • Sarah Smith, Programme Manager, Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

The seminar is part of a series of #UNtalks, jointly organized by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and 
UNDP Sweden with the aim to contribute to critical reflection and deeper understanding of the role and work of the United Nations.