VIDEO of the webinair: Rethinking peace processes, the principles for peace initiative


Friday May 21st 2021, 9.00 a.m.

This webinar is an open lesson of the Master in Cooperation and development.

The international community faces an era of alarming, prolonged and recurrent conflict, and unprecedented humanitarian needs.

The principles for Peace Initiative is a global participatory initiative to develop a new set of principles, standards, and norms that will fundamentally reshape how peace processes are structured, sequenced, and actualized. Under this initiative, an international high-level Commission leads a global, inclusive, bottom-up and top-down process to develop principles for the processes around achieving lasting peace. The webinar is held by Hiba Qasas, the Head of Secretariat Principles for Inclusive Peace at Interpeace.

Here the video of the webinair


Hiba Qasas is the Head of Secretariat Principles for Inclusive Peace at Interpeace.

She has also served as Chief of Crisis Prevention, Preparedness and Response office of UN Women in Geneva. Prior to that Ms Qasas served as the UN Women Country Representative in Iraq and as the Head of the Middle East and North Africa section in UN Women’s Head Quarters in New York since 2011. She has 17 years of international development and crisis prevention and response experience and an in-depth experience in the MENA Region and gender issues. Prior to joining UN Women, Hiba served UNDP in the field and in Geneva managing a broad range of programmes in the areas of poverty reduction, education, crisis prevention and recovery, and peace building. Before joining the UN, Hiba worked for Palestinian NGOs with a focus on Micro finance and rural development. Hiba is a national of Palestine and holds a Master’s degree in International Cooperation for Development from the University of Pavia, Italy.