The Relevance of Peace in the Post-Pandemic Era

13 May 2020
The Relevance of Peace in the Post-Pandemic Era

The Rt. Rev. William Swing, URI President and Founding Trustee, will be a featured speaker at “The Relevance of Peace in the Post-Pandemic Era,” a symposium organized by the UN Environment Programme, a URI partner, and Green Hope Foundation, a Canada-based youth sustainability organization with chapters in 15 countries and accredited to UNEA, and a URI member group.

The symposium will take place on Zoom from 10am to 11:30am EST on 15 May 2020. See more details on the UN Environment Programme page.

The Relevance of Peace in the Post-Pandemic Era

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought human beings closer to each other, despite social distancing and other negative effects of the virus. It has made us realize, even more so now, the importance of education, healthcare, climate action and peace. It is time to emphasize the critical importance and enhanced relevance of peacebuilding, conflict resolution and the nuclear disarmament movement in the post-pandemic era. How much responsibility rests with governments, the private sector and civil society, especially young people, to bring about peace in the world? What is our vision for the post-COVID-19 world?


The symposium will feature eminent speakers from across the world:

  • Madam Audrey Kitagawa - Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Parliament of the World's Religions
  • The Rt. Rev. William Swing - President and Founding Trustee of United Religions Initiative
  • Mr. Jonathan Granoff - President of the Global Security Institute
  • Dr. Iyad Abu Moghli - Senior Principal Advisor of United Nations Environment Programme
  • Mr. Alyn Ware - Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament

How to Join

Zoom link:

Time: 10am to 11:30am EST, 15 May, 2020