Geneva Peace Talks 2019
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.
Intiatives of Change is excited to be a a partner of The Geneva Peace Talks, which 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.
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‘Peace work is not for pessimists or even for realists,’ mediator Antje Herrberg told this year’s Geneva Peace Talks on the International Day of Peace, 21 September, in the Office of the United Nation...