5 days, 41 events, 165 speakers organised by 50 institutions!
By synchronising meetings on different topics related to the promotion of peace during one week, Geneva Peace Week maximises synergies between organisations 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 characterise the international community and can limit more creative responses.
Being a founding and steering committee member of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform (GPP), GCSP has been actively involved in both the first and second Geneva Peace Weeks.
Geneva is home to a large number of international organisations, including more than 40 United Nations entities, a thriving community of non-governmental organisations 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.