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Ireland and the UN Security Council: What can be achieved for peace and security?



When: Tuesday, 2nd February, 2pm

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Irish Peace and Conflict Network host this Panel discussion which will explore what success and impact in relation to peace and conflict would look like for Ireland during its term on the Council. It will also explore the priorities for Security Council action in conflict-affected contexts, and what we can learn from past experiences of member states on the Council.

Sonja Hyland, Political Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will make opening remarks, alongside:

  • Prof Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, University of Minnesota, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism;
  • Radhya Al-Mutawakel, Mwatana Organisation for Human Rights;
  • Louise Winstanley, ABColombia; and
  • Gustavo de Carvalho, Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Africa.
  • Prof Siobhan Wills, Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University; Co-producer and co-director of Right Now I Want to Scream and It Stays With You;

Prof Monica McWilliams, Transitional Justice Institute Professor Emeritus will chair the discussion.


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