Peace Talks: Ceasefires in a Time of Covid-19

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


On 23 March 2020, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate global ceasefire, in order to tackle the threat of Covid-19, which is recognised as posing a disproportionate risk to those in fragile and conflict affected areas. In this event, we present insights from USIP and PSRP research tracking the causes and consequences of ceasefires declared during the Covid-19 pandemic and reflect on the potential of ceasefires to lead to a more sustainable peace process.

PSRP will present data and insights from the Covid-19 Ceasefire Tracker, and USIP will present its new report, Searching for COVID-19 Ceasefires: Conflict Zone Impacts, Needs, and Opportunities.

Featuring Tyler Thompson from the United States Institute of Peace, Dr Sanja Badanjak from the Political Settlements Research Programme and Laura Wise from the Political Settlements Research Programme.
Period9 Oct 2020
Event titlePeace Talks: Ceasefires in a Time of Covid-19
Event typeOther


  • Ceasefires
  • Peace processes
  • Covid-19