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Opening Ceremony Geneva Peace Week 2016 & Geneva Peace Calendar 2017

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Join us for the official opening of Geneva Peace Week 2016!

The Geneva Peacebuilding Platform and United Nations Office at Geneva invite you to the opening of our 3rd edition of Geneva Peace Week.

Opening

Remarks by Michael Møller, Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), delivered by Corinne Momal-Vanian, Director of Conference Management, UNOG

Speakers

Yves Daccord, Director General, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva

Teresa Whitfield, Officer in Charge, Policy and Mediation Division, United Nations Department of Political Affairs, New York

Moderator

Achim Wennmann, Executive Coordinator, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

 

Geneva Peace Calendar 2017

This event  has the objective to foster cooperation and synergy building through information sharing about work priorities, partnerships, and events. It brings together the responses from a survey entitled “Geneva Peace Calendar 2017” and invites organizations and missions to share their reflections about key priorities, partnerships, and events in 2017.

The Geneva Peace Calendar is piloted in 2016 with a survey across all international organizations, missions and non-governmental organizations. The Geneva Peacebuilding Platform has invited organization and missions to participate in a survey to submit responses to three questions: 

1. What are the priorities of your organization in 2017 to support, guide, or study

    a. Peace processes or conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts?

    b. The implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, especially Goal 16 and peace-related goals and indicators?

2. In which areas of your work in 2017 are you looking for partnerships with other actors?

3. What are the major events on conflict prevention, peacebuilding and related efforts to strengthen peaceful and inclusive societies your organization is planning in Geneva in 2017?

The Geneva Peace Calendar is an initiative of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform to foster cooperation and synergies between Geneva-based institutions working in the fields of conflict prevention and peacebuilding and related efforts to strengthen peaceful and inclusive societies.

The Geneva Peace Calendar has the objective to become a reference for cooperation and synergy building through information sharing about priorities, partnerships, and events.

About Geneva Peace Week

Geneva Peace Week is a collective impact initiative facilitated by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (IHEID), and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform (GPP) in collaboration the Swiss Confederation. By synchronizing meetings on different topics related to the promotion of peace during one week, Geneva Peace Week will maximize synergies between organizations in Geneva focused on the cross-cutting nature of peace.

Discover the full Geneva Peace Week Programme.

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