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Conference: “Education for Peace”



Hosted by Michael Møller, Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, and Victoria Tuck, Director General of the International School of Geneva

Keynote speaker:Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

United Nations Office at Geneva
International School of Geneva


This event is organized in cooperation with the Cartooning for Peace Foundation.


About the Conference

On 14 January 2015 the United Nations Office at Geneva will co-host with the International School of Geneva a unique “Education for Peace” conference in the Assembly Hall of the Palais des Nations. The conference will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations and the 90th anniversary of the International School of Geneva. An audience of several hundred people, composed of students, teachers, staff and family of the International School, members of the wider academic community in Geneva as well as United Nations staff members, delegates and representatives of the media and international community, are expected to attend.

Highlights of the Conference
  • Keynote Speech: Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
  • Statement on Education for Peace: By Swiss writer and alumni Professor Jean Starobinski
  • Education for Peace Manifesto by Students: Release of Ecolint community's key statements of education for peace and speeches on Education for Peace by pupils of the International School of Geneva
  • Education for Peace Cartoon Competition: Cartooning demonstration and announcement of competition winners by Mr. Hani Abbas, Syrian-Palestinian cartoonist and winner of the 2014 Cartoonist for Peace award
  • Music: Musical interlude a cappella by Frema Assamoah; Song performed by Year 1 children; Performance on harp by teachers Mary Brice and Johannie Jacot of Partita No. 3 in E major by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • UNESCO's Special Edition of "Prospects": Presentation of UNESCO's special edition of its quarterly publication on “Learning in the 21st Century”
  • Ecolint 90th Anniversary Exhibition: Inauguration of an exhibition depicting 90 years of the School’s history in the Salle des pas perdus, followed by a reception.

Provisional Programme



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