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.
12 February 2016
Join us at the UN Library Geneva for an event on the occasion of the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers (Red Hand Day). This is a unique opportunity to get introduced to the educational comic book series jointly developed by UNITAR and the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Colombia. In a time where children are increasingly affected by armed conflicts, the diverse panel will discuss innovative approaches to address the recruitment and use of children as soldiers, including through drawings and other creative means. Participants of the event will be able to express their support of ending the use of children as soldiers through leaving a symbolic red hand print.
8 February 2016
Without gender equality in the main articles of the UN Charter, the advancement of women these last seventy years would have been far more difficult. Historical discussion tends to focus on the implementation and extension of the provisions of the Charter, and yet the history of gender equality is given little attention. Ask even specialists how this came about, and the answer is generally: “Was it Eleanor Roosevelt?”
5 February 2016
Join us at the UN Library Geneva for an event commemorating United Nations General Assembly Resolution A65/5, sponsored by the Kingdom of Jordan and approved in 2010. Hear a discussion on the role of faith in peace-building and on how faith-based organizations can support social and economic development in synergy with the new 2030 Agenda.
26 January 2016
Get an insight into the field of Humanitarian Work Psychology (HWP), which, through the scientific study of the workplace, offers expertise about the well-being and performance of people in their work environment. Find out how HWP benchmarks against the developmental goals set out in Agenda 2030.