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The Permanent Representative of Switzerland hosted a High-Level working Lunch, on 15 November 2007. The event was sponsored by the ICT4Peace Foundation with the support of UN DESA Global Alliance for ICT and Development.

High level participation and contributions at this meeting included Permanent Representatives to the UN from Tunisia, Brazil, South Africa, France, the Russian Federation, Singapore, Egypt, Mali, Pakistan, Canada, Japan amongst a range of others as well as highly placed representatives and delegates from the UN Dept. of Political Affairs (DPA), Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), UNDP, UNICEF, UNHCR, DPKO, DESA. Participants also included high-level representatives of the Conflict Management Initiative (CMI), United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Development Gateway Foundation, the US National Defense University's Centre for Technology and National Security Policy, the US State Department and the Development Gateway Foundation.

  • H.E. Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland delivered a statement at the meeting, that can be access here.
  • A full report of the meeting and the salient points of discussions can be downloaded here.
  • The ICT4Peace Concept, that informed the discussions at this meeting and outlined the terrain for engagement and collaboration amongst those who attended, can be accessed here.
  • The Conflict Management Initiative's PeaceIT! publication ran a story on this important event in its December 2007, that can be access here.