URI is Participating in the 28th Biennial International Peace Research Association Event

12 January 2021, 2:43 PM

As we start the New Year, I am happy to share with you that URI is participating in the 28th Biennial International Peace Research Association event.

International Peace Research Association (IPRA) shall be holding its 28th Biennial General Conference themed “PEACE TECHNOLOGY; Positioning Fourth Industrial Revolution and Emerging Technologies in Fostering Global Peace” in Nairobi, Kenya from 11th to 15th January 2021, hosted by Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU).

Parts of the objectives of the 28th IPRA General Conference are inclined towards discussions and proposals surrounding plenary themes on Peace Technology in the Anthropocene, International Humanitarian & Human Rights Law, Arms Control and Technology Revolution, Information Technology and Peace, Sports Science and Peace, Climate Change and Early Warning Systems, Forensics and Counter-Terrorism, Media, Virtual Network and Education, Mental Health, Spiritual Security and Spiritual Intelligence.

The 28th IPRA General Conference in Nairobi, Kenya is expected to highlight progress and challenges of 21st century revolutionized Information, Communication and Technology, their effects on global (dis)order and present ultimatums on viable next steps.

Established in 1964, IPRA undertakes research on issues pertaining to International Peace and Security. Every two years, it holds International Peace Research Conferences to discuss findings and solutions to problems affecting peace, security and development across the world. It does so in partnership and/or collaboration with the academia, policy-makers, research institutions and various other multi-disciplinary think tanks globally. IPRA has so far held its twenty-seven (27) Biannual General Conferences in different parts of the world.

IPRA is a non-profit international scientific association of researchers and educators. The purpose of IPRA is to advance research into the conditions of peace and the causes of war and other forms of violence. To this end IPRA engages in global cooperation for the advancement of peace research by: promoting national and international studies and teaching for the pursuit of world peace, facilitating global contacts among scholars and educators, and encouraging the global dissemination of research results through scientific publications and information on other peace research activities.

URI is going to foster a working partnership with IPRA to promote a culture of peace. 

May Peace Prevail on Earth.

Written By

URI Director of Global Partnerships, URI Representative at the UN and the African Union, URI-Africa Regional Director, Former Ambassador