Providing an impartial space for interaction
Connecting Geneva, New York, and the field
Innovating across institutional and sectorial boundaries
Networking peacebuilding resources
Driving dialogues on cutting-edge peacebuilding issues
Advancing new knowledge of peacebuilding contexts

The Geneva Peacebuilding Platform is an inter-agency network that connects the critical mass of peacebuilding actors, resources, and expertise in Geneva and worldwide. Founded in 2008, the Platform has a mandate to facilitate interaction on peacebuilding between different institutions and sectors, and to advance new knowledge and understanding of peacebuilding issues and contexts. It also plays a creative role in building bridges between International Geneva, the United Nations peacebuilding architecture in New York, and peacebuilding activities in the field. The Platform's network comprises more than 2500 peacebuilding professionals and over 60 institutions working on peacebuilding directly or indirectly. As part of its 2012-2014 Programme, the Platform provides policy-relevant advice and services, ensures the continuous exchange of information through seminars, consultations, and conferences, and facilitates outcome-oriented peacebuilding dialogues in five focus areas.

The Geneva Peacebuilding Platform is a joint project of four institutions: The Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP), of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP); Interpeace; and the Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva (QUNO).

Voices for peace

"The Platform’s Annual Meeting 2011 assembled a remarkable mix of representatives from the UN, INGOs and peacebuilders from the field. This meeting afforded the opportunity for valuable connections and real bridge building."

Scilla Elworthy, co-founder of Peacedirect

Join the network

Connect now to the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, and link your activities and interests to a global network.

This membership is free of charge and will allow you to receive invitations to public events and other networking activities, including the Annual Meeting.

The Geneva Peacebuilding Guide

The Geneva Peacebuilding Guide maps the peacebuilding capacities and expertise of International Geneva.

There are currently over 60 organisations listed in the guide that can be browsed along a multitude of different categories.