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Geneva Peace Talks 2018 – Peace without Borders on the International Day of Peace
Join us to celebrate the International Day of Peace at the Geneva Peace Talks on 21 September at the Palais des Nations! Showcasing inspirational stories of people making positive contributions to peace in their everyday lives, the 6th edition of the Geneva Peace Talks will feature speakers that work to promote peace that goes beyond borders – be they geographic, political or physical boundaries.
Speakers include a young Iraqi who fled violence in Iraq and now lives in Switzerland where she is a youth delegate in the United Nations representing refugees, a social worker who works to integrate asylum seekers in Geneva, a Cameroonian who works on promoting communication spaces for the most marginalized, a German doctor who works to help women survivors of sexual violence in contexts of war, two middle-eastern youth promoting peace and social cohesion in their communities, and the founder and director of the only museum exclusively focused on the experience of childhood affected by war.
Through these personal stories of collaboration, courage and reconciliation, the 2018 Geneva Peace Talks aims to inspire the audience, near and far, to reach out and play an active role in their communities and promote peace across borders.
The Peace Talks were initiated in Geneva in 2013. To date there have been 10 editions of Peace Talks in 6 countries, 115 speakers, over 6,200 in person attendees.
21 September 2018 from 16:00-18:30
Venue: Palais des Nations in Geneva
Register to attend the event by 19 September here.
If you are not in Geneva, sign up to watch the live webcast here.
About the Geneva Peace Talks
Launched in 2013, the Geneva Peace Talks is an annual, public event organized on the occasion of the International Day of Peace in partnership between the United Nations Office at Geneva, Interpeace and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform.
This year’s edition is held in partnership with the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Initiatives of Change, Fondation Hirondelle, the Right Livelihood Award and Generations for Peace. This event is made possible with the generous support of the Swiss Confederation, the Republic and State of Geneva, the City of Geneva and Mirabaud Bank.
Text provided by the organizers.