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Geneva Peace Week: 17 - 21 November 2014





Geneva Peace Week: 17 to 21 November 2014 #GenevaPeaceWeek

Why Geneva Peace Week?

Geneva is home to a large number of international organizations, including more than 40 United Nations entities, a thriving community of non-governmental organizations and renowned academic and research institutions. Together, all these actors work for peace, rights and well-being, touching the lives of every individual across the world, every day. Geneva Peace Week offers an opportunity to connect these actors more closely and to expand the space for dialogue about building peace and resolving conflict.

What is Geneva Peace Week?

The first Geneva Peace Week will be held from 17 to 21 November 2014 under the patronage of the United Nations Office at Geneva and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform. By synchronizing meetings on different topics related to the promotion of peace during one week, Geneva Peace Week will maximize synergies between organizations in Geneva, focused on the cross-cutting nature of peace.

Geneva Peace Week underlines that each and every person, actor and institution has a role to play in building peace and resolving conflict. It also highlights that peace promotion occurs in many different contexts and cuts across disciplines and sectors. In this sense, Geneva Peace Week is an attempt to break down the silos which all-too-often characterize the international community and can limit more creative responses.

Who is part of Geneva Peace Week?

Participating organizations include:

Which events are scheduled?

Geneva Peace Week consists of a mixture of public meetings, restricted expert meetings, as well as networking events. Some of these include:
  • A kick-off event on Monday, 17 November 2014 to mark the 20th anniversary of Interpeace.
  • A launch, in cooperation between the UNOG library and the Graduate Institute’s Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, of two new scholarly publications: a collection of four volumes on critical concepts in peacebuilding and a book studying street gangs around the world.
  • Geneva Peacebuilding Platform’s annual meeting on 21 November.

Please click here for the current programme. For participation in the individual events, you are invited to contact the organizers directly.

In addition to these public meetings, the Geneva Peace Week will also open possibilities to engage experts that come to Geneva for the 6th Senior Level Peacebuilding Course organized in partnership between the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and Interpeace’s International Peacebuilding Advisory Team (IPAT).