01 Oct JDI Youth Dialogue 2015: Diplomatic Panel

The second, diplomatic panel, is called “ Challenges of Successful Engagement in European Preventive Diplomacy” and will discuss practical aspects of preventive diplomacy. At this panel, three main institutions engaged in European stability – the UN, OSCE and EEAS – will be presented. The debate will tackle the issue of individual UN actors and their role in preventive diplomacy, importance of OSCE monitoring missions and early warning system or peace building as a key objective for the EU political and security strategy.

Tomáš Szunyog, Director of the Security Policy Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, who previously served as Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia, will moderate the discussion. Among those who will join the debate is H.E. Michal Mlynár, Director General for International Organisations, Development Assistance and Humanitarian Aid at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. Previously, he served as the Ambassador of Slovakia with residence in Nairobi and as Chair of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to UN-Habitat. He has also served as Chair of the governing board of the International Security Sector Advisory Team in Geneva. Another panelist of the diplomatic panel will be H.E. Fred Tanner, senior advisor to the OSCE Secretary General and a member of UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament. Prior to his appointment to the OSCE, Ambassador Tanner was the Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. H.E. Michèle Pranchère-Tomassini, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the Czech Republic, Estonia and Ukraine, will be also present at the diplomatic panel. We especially appreciate H.E. Pranchère-Tomassini’s participation as the Grand Duchy currently presides the Council of the EU. The diplomatic panel will be concluded by the speech of H.E. Silvia Costantini, who works as a Team Leader at the EEAS’ Conflict Prevention, Peace-building and Mediation Division. Her previous experience include posting at the Delegation of the European Union to India and Bhutan. Before joining the EU structures Silvia Costantini held various positions within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy.

In the context of the diplomatic panel’s topics we recommend the following resources: a report of the UN Secretary General Preventive Diplomacy: Delivering Results, a document containing a basic overview of the OSCE activities The OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre Factsheet or the EEAS website Conflict Prevention, Peace building and Mediation.

You can find more information about each of the panelists in the short profiles on the conference website.

Registration to the JDI Youth Dialogue 2015 Conference is now closed.