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EPLO Member Organisation Event – Geneva Peace Talks

September 19 @ 16:00 - 18:00 CEST

Every year, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and people.

The 2019 Geneva Peace Talks is organized under the theme: Trust Matters.

Through a series of 8-minute talks, speakers will share their personal stories and experiences, to highlight their efforts to promote trust. In our globalised world, the meaning of trust may vary across sectors, however, the essence of trust as a pillar for peace remains. It is the glue that holds relationships, societies and economies together. Speakers come from across different professional and personal backgrounds to emphasize that each and every one of us, regardless of our age and background, can contribute to promoting trust and peace in our communities and beyond.

The Geneva Peace Talks are a public event co-organized by the United Nations Office at Geneva, Interpeace and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform to celebrate the International Day of Peace.

Speakers:

  • Mo Ibrahim, African entrepreneur and founder of Mo Ibrahim Foundation supporting good governance and great leadership in Africa
  • César Díaz, Award winning filmmaker and winner of 2019 Cannes Camera d’Or
  • Antje Herrberg, A leading peace mediator
  • Bernardo Arévalo de León, A Guatemalan peacebuilder who has supported peace processes worldwide
  • Coronel Lurangeli Franco, A policewoman from Colombia
  • Zainab Nankya and Salama Ibrahim, Two young women involved in building bridges between religious communities in Nigeria and Uganda
  • Dina Alami, a young person working to build bridges between youth and politicians in Sweden

The event will also feature live painting by Abbes Boukhobza and musical performance by Pososhok.

You can register by clicking here.

A live webcast will be available on genevapeacetalks.ch

Join the conversation using #GVAPeaceTalks on Twitter @PeaceTalksTweet, Facebook @PeaceTalks.net and Instagram @peace_talks.

More information available on www.genevapeacetalks.ch

The organizers are not able to support travel costs or visas to attend the event. 

Details

Date:
September 19
Time:
16:00 - 18:00
Event Category:

Organiser

Interpeace

Venue

Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland + Google Map

Details

Date:
September 19
Time:
16:00 - 18:00
Event Category:

Organiser

Interpeace

Venue

Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland + Google Map