Twenty Years After Bosnia - Lessons for Today (Video)
Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Chair of the Institute for Inclusive Security, and Jordan Ryan from UNDP brought their collective expertise to an informal discussion on how to address current conflicts throughout the world by understanding the successes and mistakes of the world’s response to Bosnia twenty years ago.
With the twentieth anniversary of the onset of the Bosnian war in April, it is crucial to reflect on the terrible atrocities that occurred there and how the international community responded to them. What lessons can we learn from Bosnia that would allow us to craft better foreign policies and interventions in Syria, Libya, and Sudan? What are the important questions that decision makers need to keep in mind when developing responses to internal conflicts? How can we ensure that the voices of people living through the wars—especially marginalized groups like women and civil society—are heard at the highest tables of peace negotiations?