Partnering on Peacebuilding, Climate, and Security in the Sahel Region: Opportunities and Lessons Learned

This high-level side event to the UN General Assembly took stock of recent learning on climate-security and peacebuilding.

- America/New York

This high-level side event to the UN General Assembly took stock of recent learning on climate-security and peacebuilding, focusing on how peacebuilding efforts might better address or mitigate the climate-related security risks. It also considered how the Humanitarian-Development-Peacebuilding (HDP) nexus might be better leveraged to contribute to positive environmental peacebuilding and conflict prevention, and to climate adaptation and development in areas most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

The roundtable focused on experiences in the Sahel region to identify and discuss policies, practices, and partnerships that might better advance climate-responsive peacebuilding, while also taking into account the particular needs and capacities of at-risk populations in the region.

This side event was co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN in New York with the Permanent Missions of Niger and Senegal in collaboration with UNU-CPR and adelphi.


H.E. Jeppe Kofod

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

H.E. Ms Aissata Tall Sall

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad, Senegal

H.E. Mr Hassoumi Massaoudou

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Niger

H.E. Mr Mohamed Salem Ould Merzoug

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, and Mauritanians Abroad, Mauritania

H.E. Ms Anniken Huitfeldt

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway

H. E. Ms Jennifer Lee Morgan

State Secretary and Special Envoy for International Climate Action, Germany

Mr Peter Maurer

President of the International Committee of the Red Cross

Ms Elizabeth M. Spehar

Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support

Dr Comfort Ero

President and CEO of International Crisis Group

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