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28 Oct 2019

Geneva Peace Week - Water under Fire: Building peace through water services in protracted crises


The Geneva Water Hub and UNICEF are pleased to invite you to attend a panel discussion on “Water under Fire: Building peace through water services in protracted crises” in the context of the Geneva Peace Week. The objective of the Panel Discussion is to determine how water can be used to advance the peace agenda, and what actions States, regional and international organizations, and other critical partners can take to prevent conflict, build peace and protect the rights to water, sanitation, and health in protracted crisis. This has recently been articulated through UNICEF’s flagship publication “Water under Fire: Emergencies, development and peace in fragile and conflict-affected contexts” and the “Geneva List of Principles on the Protection of Water Infrastructure”.

*Mandatory double registration required:

  • via the UNOG registration system – INDICO
  • via Eventbrite (to attend the event). Please note that your registration information will also be shared with the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform (the key Facilitator of Geneva Peace Week) for the purpose of compiling anonymous statistics on event attendance.

Speakers include:

Dr Omar El Hattab
Regional WASH Advisor
UNICEF Middle East and North Africa Regional Office

Mr El Hatab is currently holding the position of Regional Advisor, WASH with UNICEF Middle East and North Africa Regional Office.

Dr Mara Tignino
Reader and Lead Legal Specialist, Platform for International Water Law/Geneva Water Hub

Mrs Mara Tignino is Reader at the Faculty of Law and the Institute for Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva. She is also the Lead Legal Specialist of the Platform for International Water Law at the Geneva Water Hub.

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