Partnering on Peacebuilding, Climate and Security in the Sahel Region: Opportunities and Lessons Learned

  • DATE / TIME:
    2022•09•21    11:45 - 12:45

    This high-level side event to the UN General Assembly took stock of recent learning on climate-security and peacebuilding, focusing on how peacebuilding efforts might better address or mitigate the climate-related security risks. It also considered how the Humanitarian-Development-Peacebuilding (HDP) nexus might be better leveraged to contribute to positive environmental peacebuilding and conflict prevention, and to climate adaptation and development in areas most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The roundtable focused on experiences in the Sahel region to identify and discuss policies, practices, and partnerships that might better advance climate-responsive peacebuilding, while also taking into account the particular needs and capacities of at-risk populations in the region.

    The roundtable discussion took place on Wednesday 21 September 2022.


      • Denmark’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Jeppe Kofod
      • Senegal’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad, H.E. Ms Aissata Tall Sall
      • Niger’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, H.E. Mr Hassoumi Massaoudou
      • Mauritania’s The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, and Mauritanians Abroad, H.E. Mr Mohamed Salem Ould Merzoug
      • Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Ms Anniken Huitfeldt
      • Germany’s State Secretary and Special Envoy for International Climate Action, H. E. Ms Jennifer Lee Morgan
      • President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Mr Peter Maurer
      • Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, Ms Elizabeth M. Spehar
      • President and CEO of International Crisis Group, Dr Comfort Ero

    Moderator: Dr Erica Gaston, Head of Conflict Prevention and Sustaining Peace Programme, United Nations University.

    This side event was co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN in New York with the Permanent Missions of Niger and Senegal in collaboration with United Nations University Centre for Policy Research and adelphi.