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Event: Women and Young Peacebuilders on Technology and Peacebuilding: Global Perspectives
March 6 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) and the Young Diplomats of Canada (YDC) are honoured to present a parallel event entitled “Women and Young Peacebuilders on Technology and Peacebuilding: Global Perspectives” to be held on March 6 th 2023 at 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm across from UN Headquarters at the Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN) in New York City, USA.
This year’s priority theme is “Innovation and technological change, and education in the digital age for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”. Our event will be an excellent opportunity for CSW67 delegates and the broader diplomatic community to learn more about challenges, successes and inspirations from women and youth around the world who use technology to build peace.
\MEDIATORS BEYOND BORDERS INTERNATIONAL (MBBI)- The United Nations Working Group of MBBI fosters the partnerships of support between both international communities of mediation within the United Nations system, while engaging MBBI members with supporting the UN initiatives relating to peace and justice. MBBI encourages the notion that women’s effective participation in peacebuilding is critical to sustainable peace. The Women in Mediation Action Group (WIMAG) stands firm in the belief that women’s access to technology and communications is a vital tool for conflict resolution and peacebuilding.
YOUNG DIPLOMATS OF CANADA (YDC) – The Young Diplomats of Canada is a federally incorporated non-profit, non-partisan, and youth-led organization comprised of a team of volunteers passionate about Canadian foreign policy, diplomacy, and international affairs. YDC is focused on building Canada’s next generation of global leaders; the YDC delegation to CSW67 seeks to highlight youth priorities, concerns, and activities related to gender empowerment and technology in Canada on an international stage.
Panel members will speak on the topic of technology and peacebuilding with a focus on challenges, and opportunities of women building peace or training women peacebuilders. This may include addressing the use of internet communications, video conferencing technologies such as Zoom, social media platforms such as What’s App, Twitter, Facebook, etc.