In the face of an ever more turbulent world and ever stronger calls to action, Geneva Peace Week (5 – 9 November) stimulates discussion about peaceful solutions for the growing risk of violent conflict in its many forms.
Collective security and peace practice represent a rich tapestry of challenges and achievements, as well as devastating failures. Geneva Peace Week reflects on the lessons from history and focuses on the roles that every person, actor and institution can play in building peace and resolving conflict.
Over 120 partners, including NGOs, International Organizations and Diplomatic Missions, will organize 66 events over five days on cross cutting issues on peace, including multiple perspectives on gender, local voices, urban peace and youth.
Geneva Peace Week is the best time to be in Geneva if you care about peace.
On Monday 5 November the Annual Meeting of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform will set the scene for the theme of Geneva Peace Week: Building Peace in a Turbulent World, by bringing together a variety of actors and representatives from government, international organizations, business and academia to provide a space for frank and open exchange. This will be followed by a networking reception and at 19:00 there will be the world premiere theatre performance of "Human Frights", written by award winning South African playwright Mike Van Graan.
The pictured image was taken from last year's Annual Meeting of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform which was the kick-off event for Geneva Peace Week 2017.
Geneva Peace Week is a collective initiative facilitated by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform with the support of the Swiss Confederation and the Canton of Genève.