Geneva Peace Talks, "Building Bridges" 21 September 2017 - Registration Now Open!

Public event
Thursday, 21 September 2017 - 16:30 - 18:30
Geneva Peace Talks, "Building Bridges" 21 September 2017 - Registration Now Open!


The vision of the Peace Talks is to expand the space for dialogue about building peace and resolving conflict.


The Peace Talks is an initiative that showcases the inspirational stories of people who are making extraordinary contributions to peace. Through city specific events, people deliver a short talk, known as a Peace Talk. Speakers come from different sectors and industries and share their personal stories, ideas and practical solutions to resolve conflict. The Peace Talks is not a political platform; rather the emphasis is on practical lessons and personal stories.

The Peace Talks:

DEMONSTRATE that peaceful solutions to conflict exist

SHOWCASE inspiring stories and what is working

RAISE awareness that each and every person has a role in building peace

INSPIRE action in everyday life and on a global scale


Location: Palais des Nations, Room XIX
Date: 21/09/2017
Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Building on the success of the four previous Geneva Peace Talks, a fifth edition is planned for 21 September, 2017. Organized under the theme “Building Bridges,” the Geneva Peace Talks aim to encourage and promote breaking out of silos and working together to generate common understandings and solutions in today’s times where uncertainty has become the new norm. Through personal stories, speakers will share tangible experiences and ideas to inspire people and spark a discussion on how each and every one of us can play a role in reaching out and building bridges. The talks highlights that, now more than ever, we need to work together to achieve long lasting peace. The Geneva Peace Talks symbolically stand for a Geneva spirit to resolve conflict through finding common ground amongst diversity and this year aims to contribute to this path towards more peaceful societies.

Sign up and secure your spot ! Please note that you will be re-directed to UNOG's registration portal. You will need to create a UNOG account (if you didn't already create one last year) and then register for the event itself. Important: Simply creating an account does not mean you have automatically registered for the event! It is a 2 step process!

A map of the location of the venue at the Palais is available for download (see top right hand column of this page)

For more information about this year's speakers, please click here