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Geneva Peace Talks




"Trust Matters"

Geneva Peace Talks


Thursday, 19 September 2019
16:00-18:00 followed by a reception
Palais des Nations, Room XVIII



Open to the Public
Registration is mandatory



The United Nations General Assembly has declared 21 September a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Launched in 2013, the Geneva Peace Talks is an annual, public event organized on the occasion of the International Day of Peace in partnership between the United Nations Office at Geneva, Interpeace and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform.

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 globalized 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.

Click here for more information on the speakers. The flyer announcing the event can be found here.

This yearʼs edition is co-organized by the United Nations Office at Geneva, the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform and Interpeace, in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations Office at Geneva and specialized institutions in Switzerland, the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance, Initiatives of Change, Fryshuset and Generations for Peace. This event is also organized thanks to the generous support of the Swiss Confederation, the Republic and State of Geneva, the City of Geneva, Tunisair and Mirabaud Bank.