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.
10 April 2014
This book launch is organized with the collaboration of the Permanent Mission of the Argentine Republic to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). The book contributes to the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence.
9 April 2014
"New Directions in Social Policy: Towards a Post-2015 Agenda" focuses on the changing nature and challenges of social policy regimes in developing countries.
3 April 2014
The Working Group of Experts of People of African Descent (WGPAD) holds two 5-day sessions every year, The Library Talk is linked to the theme of the 14th WGPAD session: People of African Descent: Access to Justice. which will be held from 31 March to 4 April 2014 (Room XXI). Its aim is to provide various perspectives on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and other intolerance.
21 March 2014
This event is organized by Dr. Rama Mani and Mr. Robert McDowell. With lyrical testimonies, they expose the masks of violence and competition between men and women in battlefields, boardrooms and bedrooms.
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).
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.