The Library of the United Nations Office at Geneva hosts on a regular basis "Library Talks", geared towards gathering members of the international community in Geneva to discuss subjects of key importance for the United Nations.
18 September 2014
The newly released Handbook on the Internal Justice System at the United Nations is the first volume to cover all the different facets of the new system of administration of justice at the United Nations, from the discussions that led to its inception to its work in the first five years of activity. Co-authors, Judge Thomas Laker and H.E. Mr. Thomas Fitschen, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva will also participate in this debate.
15 September 2014
This event is organized in collaboration with the Peacemaking and Conflict Prevention Programme of United Nations Institute for Training and Research (PMCP/UNITAR). Dr. Connie Peck, Co-Editor and Former Principal Coordinator, Programme in Peacemaking and Conflict Prevention of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) will be participating in this discussion.
4 July 2014
This Library Talk is organized in collaboration with the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL). The President and the Vice-President of IIHL will be participating in this discussion.
1 July 2014
Fourth International conference on Volunteerism Avnue for Social Transformation willl focus on the following issues: diversity of volunteer activity; international cooperation; corporate volunteerism and social entrepreneurship; volunteers’ contribution to cultural historic preservation and development of social tourism; youth in the labour-market; and alternative forms of employment. Registration form and agenda are available on this page.
19 June 2014
This event is organized in collaboration with ACANU and Le News.The editors, Edward Girardet and William Dowell will be participating in the debate.
12 June 2014
This event is organized with the collaboration of UNITAR. The panelists will elaborate the study on Maritime Piracy and they will discuss about the methodology and the findings of the report. UNOSAT manager will be also participating in the debate.
16 May 2014
In collaboration with the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform and the Graduate Institute's Executive Education Programme, the Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP) cordially invites you to the book launch of Prof. Heidi Hardt.
29 April 2014
This event is organized with the collaboration of the following missions:France, European Union, and Austria. The author, Julie Anne Demel, will be participating in the debate (Q & A in English and in French).
10 April 2014
This book launch is organized with the collaboration of the Permanent Mission of the Argentine Republic to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). The book contributes to the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence.
9 April 2014
"New Directions in Social Policy: Towards a Post-2015 Agenda" focuses on the changing nature and challenges of social policy regimes in developing countries.
3 April 2014
The Working Group of Experts of People of African Descent (WGPAD) holds two 5-day sessions every year, The Library Talk is linked to the theme of the 14th WGPAD session: People of African Descent: Access to Justice. which will be held from 31 March to 4 April 2014 (Room XXI). Its aim is to provide various perspectives on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and other intolerance.
21 March 2014
This event is organized by Dr. Rama Mani and Mr. Robert McDowell. With lyrical testimonies, they expose the masks of violence and competition between men and women in battlefields, boardrooms and bedrooms.
20 March 2014
This event is organized with the collaboration of the Permanent Mission of the Order of Malta in Geneva and the Collège Universitaire Henry Dunant. The author, Rémi Brague, will be participating in the debate (Q & A in English and in French).
30 January 2014
The book "Shared Responsibility" – by Carsten Staur, Permanent Representative of Denmark to UNOG – focuses on a number of transformative global challenges, where the UN could play a more important role, such as assisting fragile states in the aftermath of conflict, establishing real accountability for mass atrocity crimes and re-launching sustainability as the principal global development paradigm. Click here to register and participate in the book launch and panel discussion.
17 January 2014
Primordial leadership proved of critical importance in post-conflict Timor-Leste to forge a widespread feeling of ownership and accountability, helping the country’s leaders successfully turn security crises in 2006 and 2008 into opportunities for fostering respect for democratic governance. This Library Talk will discuss the basic assertions of the book and their possible applications to other crises in the world.