About 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 individuals across the world. Geneva Peace Week offers an opportunity to connect and highlight the work of these actors and to expand the space for dialogue about building peace and resolving conflict.
Geneva Peace Week is a collective action initiative facilitated by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform in collaboration the Swiss Confederation. By synchronizing meetings and events on different topics related to the promotion of peace during one week, Geneva Peace Week maximizes 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.
Piloted in 2014, Geneva Peace Week has grown from a small handful of 10 events with 9 event organizers and approximately 500 participants to 50 events with 100 event organizers and 5'000 participants in 2017.
To find out more about Geneva Peace Week, please consult www.genevapeaceweek.ch
The detailed programmes of previous Geneva Peace Week events are available below. The report from 2017 is also included.
Geneva Peace Week 2017
100 event partners
Geneva Peace Week 2016
56 event partners
Geneva Peace Week 2015
50 event partners
Geneva Peace Week 2014
9 event partners