August 11, 2022

EUME Peace Talk 26-5-2020

Reflecting on 75 years since WWII: Towards a vision for Global Peace & Development Post Covid-19 As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, the world may be facing its biggest collective challenge since that…

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Reflecting on 75 years since WWII: Towards a vision for Global Peace & Development Post Covid-19

As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, the world may be facing its biggest collective challenge since that time: the coronavirus pandemic. During a recent U.N. Security Council virtual meeting, reflecting on the lessons learned from World War II, U.N. and E.U. officials suggested that the way we react to the new challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic could be as significant as the way in which the world was rebuilt after the devastation of war, resulting in the formation of such key organizations as the European Union, the United Nations and a new, principled-based, world order.
Expressing concern that the pandemic is testing the multilateral system and may deepen exist-ing conflicts and generate new geopolitical tensions, they emphasized that the rules-based in-ternational order, centering on the U.N., must be strengthened.
In the light of these reflections, panelists will express their perspective on the challenges Euro-pean nations face as they emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, and on the role parliamentari-ans can play in this context to promote peace, democracy and mutual prosperity in Europe and the Greater Region.

Moderator: Mr. Peter Haider, President, UPF Austria
Speakers:

Hon. Erna Hennicot- Schoepges, former President, Luxembourg Parliament; Co-chair, International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace (IAPP-Europe)

Hon. Pier Ferdinando Casini, Senator; former President of the National Assembly, Italy

Hon. Gadzhimurad Zairbekovich Omarov, Member of the State Duma, Russian Federa-tion

Hon. Keith Best, former Member of Parliament; Chair of the Board of Trustees, UPF-United Kingdom

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