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Hello, I’m Jessica bringing you Geneva Solutions’ final Peace and Humanitarian newsletter of the year, produced in collaboration with The New Humanitarian.

Today, we’re introducing two friendly, furry faces bringing early education to the Rohingya refugee camps. We’re also looking into a UN vote to ban the death penalty, and we’re hopeful after speaking to the president of Interpeace about their new initiative to rebuild peacebuilding.

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Jessica Alexander


Today’s reason for hope

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A community meeting at a reconciliation village in Bugesera District, Rwanda. Credit: Constantin Ashimwe for Interpeace.

Rebuilding peace processes for the 21st century. “We have the Geneva Conventions for behaviour during war, but we don't have a similar type of guidance to help us behave properly in building peace.” That’s how Scott Weber, president of the Geneva-based peacebuilding organisation Interpeace, explained the need for the Principles for Peace, an initiative launched last week. He spoke to Geneva Solutions about reshaping the way the world approaches peacebuilding.

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Peace and Humanitarian News

Countries advance UN resolution on death penalty ban. UN member states voted overwhelmingly in favour of ending the use of the death penalty around the world.

Passblue (EN)

Greece accused of failing to protect migrant children. The country has committed to ending its “protective” detention of unaccompanied migrant children, but critics say it is still failing to support them.

The New Humanitarian (EN)

10 crises to watch in 2021. The triple threat of conflict, climate change and Covid-19 is driving the crises in nearly all of the IRC’s 2021 Emergency Watchlist countries.

International Rescue Committee (EN)

Here's what else is happening

Image of the day

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Credit: Ryan Donnell / Sesame Workshop

Tuktuki, a Sesame Muppet, visits a family in the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar as part of Sesame Workshop’s Play to Learn programme. Sesame Workshop recently unveiled the first-ever Rohingya Muppets, Noor and Aziz, who will be featured in new educational content in the camps next year.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Next on the agenda

13 January | Global Reset: inequality and a new social contract. Experts discuss a new social contract needed for Covid-19 recovery.

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) (EN)

28 January | Security and the pandemic: global perspectives launch event. This online workshop series explores the topic of security in social, political and economic crises.

The Graduate Institute (IHEID) (EN)

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