The 2021 Programme - Leadership for Peace

The 2021 Programme - Leadership for Peace

RISING sees its role as the global source of inspiration for leaders, academics and practitioners in their three-stranded efforts to initiate, make and develop peace, both between nation-states and at grassroots community level.

The Leadership for Peace theme recognises the world’s need – in the face of the huge and complex challenges posed by climate change, authoritarian regimes restricting human rights, political extremism, global wealth inequality and cyber insecurity – for leaders of nations, institutions and communities who understand what it takes to build peace.

In 2021 RISING’s aim is to explore Leadership for Peace as an integrated approach to preventing violence and violent conflicts, based on:

  • Cultural expression and appreciation
  • Free flow of factual information
  • Intercultural dialogue 
  • Respect for different faiths and worldviews
  • Security and disarmament
  • Women in leadership
  • Economic and social development
  • Gender equality
  • Participation in democratic processes
  • Respect for human rights
  • Education
  • Good governance
  • Protection of the environment
  • Restorative justice

In 2021 at the RISING Global Peace Forum in Coventry (10th - 12th November), RISING plans to showcase the culture of peace successfully being implemented in the following geographical areas: Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. 


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