The online edition of the Geneva Peace Talks 2020 will take place on Monday 21 September, the International Day of Peace, from 3-4 PM CEST.
The 2020 Geneva Peace Talks is organized under the theme: Shaping Peace.
Two moderators will guide you through short talks by individuals sharing their personal stories and experiences, to highlight their efforts to shape peace.
- António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva
- Ahmed Abdullahi, a leading Somali peacebuilder
- Estelle Baroung Hughes, a teacher passionate about education’s role for peace
- Taimani Emerald, a creative using heart-led design to teach messages of kindness and anti-racism, in conversation with Ron Smith, Vice President Education Initiatives Salesforce
- Luís Figo, former professional footballer
- Adiba Qasim, a refugee and Yazidi genocide survivor passionate about education
- Roberta Ventura, a social entrepreneur with a mission to provide empowerment through embroidery and employment
- Inua Ellams, an award winning poet exploring themes of identity, displacement and destiny
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted our interconnectedness and unveiled deep systems of inequality, privilege and injustice prevalent in societies around the world. We are now challenged to reflect on how we can shape our world and what we want it to look like. 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 shaping peace in our communities and beyond.
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 Geneva Peace Talks are brought to you by the United Nations Office at Geneva, Interpeace, the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, the Swiss Government and Salesforce to celebrate the International Day of Peace.
More information available on www.peacetalks.net