Oslo Pax 2020: Diversity Matters

We're excited to share that we co-hosted Oslo Pax 2020: Diversity Matters with the Nobel Peace Center. On October 7, the hybrid peace conference took place physically and digitally around the world.

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The benefits of diversity are unquestionable, so how do we move from awareness to change? How can civil society, the private sector, and policymakers work together to reach the goals of gender equality and diversity?

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the UN Resolution Security Council 1325 on women, peace, and security; and the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform, a key milestone in advancing women's rights. In commemoration, Oslo Pax brought together activists, international leaders, and Nobel laureates to examine best practices for diversity and inclusion.

Together we can make diversity and inclusion the social norm.

Among the speakers:

  • Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Jody Williams
  • Netflix’ former Director of Inclusion, Michelle King
  • Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Søreide
  • CEO and Managing Director of Wipro, Thierry Delaporte
  • Civil rights activist and co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Alicia Garza

Beatrice Fihn, Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), joined Oslo Pax to discuss the pressing issues around gender equality in peace building. Beatrice received the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of ICAN for its work in drawing attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapon usage.