Normandy Chair for Peace and Basel events
Climate Change, the World Court and the Right to Peace:
Youth taking the lead in global actions
Featuring the two winning projects of the 2021 Basel PACEY Awards
On January 19 this year, participants from more than 50 countries in the Basel Intergenerational Forum on Peace, the Climate, Nuclear Disarmament and the Pandemic voted to decide the winners of the 2021 PACEY (Peace, nuclear Abolition and Climate Engaged Youth) Award.
The winners were a project the Platform for Peace and Humanity (Slovakia) to advance the legal and human right to peace through a Global Coalition of Youth Ambassadors, and a project of World’s Youth for Climate Justice to take the issue of climate change to the International Court of Justice (World Court).
In this event, youth leaders will introduce the two projects, discuss the importance of them to protect peace and the climate for current and future generations, and give updates on how their campaigns are progressing.
Schedule: Basel PACEY Award public event and follow-up meeting
Wednesday November 24:
15:30 – 16:30. Meeting of Basel Peace Office reps with PACEY Award winners World’s Youth for Climate Justice (WYCJ) and Platform for Peace and Humanity (PPH). Welcome of the youth reps to Basel. Introductions. Prep for the public meeting.
Venue: Seminar Room: Hotel Rheinfelderhof, Hammerstrasse 61, Basel 4058.
Public Meeting: University of Basel, Old Campus. Rheinsprung 9, Basel 4051 17:45. Arrive and set-up for the public meeting 18:15. Guests begin to arrive 18:30 – 20:00. Public meeting. 20:00: Apero/Reception
Thursday November 25:
Venue for morning meetings: Seminar Room: Hotel Rheinfelderhof, Hammerstrasse 61, Basel 4058. 10:00 – 10:45: Discussion of BPO, Swisspeace and Basel Stadt Kanton on 2022 Basel Peace Forum and PACEY Award. (free time for WYCJ and PPH) Coffee break 11:00 – 13:00: Meeting of BPO, Swisspeace and Basel Stadt Kanton reps with WYCJ and PPH members for more detailed updates on their initiatives and strategy discussion on taking forward their projects. Lunch 15:00 – 17:30: BPO takes WYCJ and PPH members on a Basel excursion 18:00: Dinner for BPO, WYCJ and PPH.