The Library of the United Nations Office at Geneva hosts on a regular basis "Library Talks", geared towards gathering members of the international community in Geneva to discuss subjects of key importance for the United Nations.
20 March 2014
This event is organized with the collaboration of the Permanent Mission of the Order of Malta in Geneva and the Collège Universitaire Henry Dunant. The author, Rémi Brague, will be participating in the debate (Q & A in English and in French). Register here.
30 January 2014
The book "Shared Responsibility" – by Carsten Staur, Permanent Representative of Denmark to UNOG – focuses on a number of transformative global challenges, where the UN could play a more important role, such as assisting fragile states in the aftermath of conflict, establishing real accountability for mass atrocity crimes and re-launching sustainability as the principal global development paradigm. Click here to register and participate in the book launch and panel discussion.
17 January 2014
Primordial leadership proved of critical importance in post-conflict Timor-Leste to forge a widespread feeling of ownership and accountability, helping the country’s leaders successfully turn security crises in 2006 and 2008 into opportunities for fostering respect for democratic governance. This Library Talk will discuss the basic assertions of the book and their possible applications to other crises in the world.