“The Global Health for peace Initiative”— a New Chance for a Change

Blešić, Jovana (2023) “The Global Health for peace Initiative”— a New Chance for a Change. In: Conference Proceedings: The 5th International Academic Conference on Human Security 2022: Innovation, Research, and Knowledge in the (Re)configuration of Human Security, November 4-5, 2022. Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade; Institute of International Politics and Economics, Belgrade, pp. 277-288. ISBN 978-86-80144-57-3

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“There cannot be peace without health and health without peace,” are the words of the World Health Organization (WHO) Director — Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. With this, he announced a new initiative under the auspices of the WHO — The Global Health for Peace Initiative. This initiative requires WHO to improve its technical competencies, legitimacy, relationships and convening power so as to develop innovative ways of addressing conflict, strengthen resilience to violence and empower people to (re)build peaceful relations with each other. The Global Health for Peace Initiative is WHO’s contribution to the growing network of humanitarian assistance, long-term sustainable development, and peacebuilding, as it was explained. Even though the idea of the nexus between health and peacebuilding is not new, the innovative aspect of it is the experience gained from the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this paper was, therefore, to give a detailed interpretation of The Global Health for Peace Initiative and to see if it would make a difference in the global context. This essay aimed to present the Global Health for Peace Initiative and to assess whether it would have the necessary capabilities to cope with the ongoing global crisis. The methodology which was used throughout the article is, mostly, theoretical and descriptive research, because the author aimed to provide more information about the Initiative itself, based on the official document of the World Health Organization.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: WHO, Global Health for Peace Initiative, pandemic, peace, security
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2023 10:08
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2023 10:08
URI: http://repozitorijum.diplomacy.bg.ac.rs/id/eprint/1013

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