H.E. Mr. Pekka Haavisto, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland, delivered a lecture on "Finland's Role in Supporting Peace Efforts Around the World." The lecture was introduced by Professor Sultan Barakat, CHS Director.

H.E. Mr. Haavisto discussed Finland's strategy for conflict prevention and mediation and its role in peacebuilding.

Multilateral cooperation is crucial to prevent the escalation of ongoing conflict, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is a need to tackle climate change with a particular focus on water diplomacy and new technologies.

Sustainable peace requires the full participation of women and youth.

Processes for transitional justice that promote reconciliation and overcome community grievances are needed to build sustainable peace.