UN2020 coordinator Fergus Watt joined a panel of experts at an event April 24 at the United Nations. The side event on “Global Platforms for Preventing Violent Conflict and Sustaining Peace on the Road to 2020” took place during the April 24-25 UN General Assembly “High-Level Meeting on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace.”

Watt’s remarks described recent developments with respect to the “UN2020 Initiative” and the call for using the 75th anniversary of the UN in 2020 as an occasion for stocktaking, renewal and reform for the organization.

A summary of the side event was prepared by the Stimson Center.