It is a common assumption that only armed military or police can do the work of peacekeeping. However, unarmed civilians have been successfully ‘keeping the peace’ in situations of violent conflict all over the world, and their numbers are increasing.
Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP) is a growing field practice, implemented by more than 40 organisations worldwide. It provides concrete direct protection for civilians affected by violent conflict, saves lives, and contributes to a more sustainable peace.
In this Brown Bag Lunch discussion, three of Nonviolent Peaceforce’s Heads of mission will present current protection concerns and discuss the efficacy of UCP in their respective areas of responsibilities: Tanya Walmsley (Iraq), Huibert Oldenhuis (Myanmar), and Delsy Ronnie (Philippines).
Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch and EPLO will provide tea and coffee.
Please note that seats are limited and registration is mandatory. Please RSVP to Lorenzo Conti if you would like to participate.