At the 2020 Geneva Peace Week (GPW), the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) organized a joint live event in collaboration with the Permanent Missions of France and Germany to the United Nations in Geneva to discuss collective efforts on how humanitarian organizations can ensure access to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CCHN invited distinguished speakers and experts to exchange their views with members of the CCHN Community of Practice and to discuss the multifaceted challenges of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mónica Bucio Escobedo, UNICEF’s Chief of Field Office in Venezuela, shares how practical negotiation tools help strengthen humanitarians’ capacity to operate. She explains why being prepared reduces risks for her team, her organization and, most of all, the people she is serving on the field.
At the Geneva Peace Week 2019, the CCHN together with ICRC, UNHCR and Fight for Humanity organized a joint event on humanitarian negotiation under pressure. The event aimed to demonstrate how frontline negotiations and humanitarian issues more broadly are intertwined with building peace through dialogue, negotiation, advocacy and public communication.