Geneva Peace Week is a collective action initiative facilitated by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform in collaboration the Swiss Confederation. By synchronizing meetings and events on different topics related to the promotion of peace during one week, Geneva Peace Week maximizes synergies between organizations in Geneva, focused on the cross-cutting nature of peace.
Geneva Peace Week underlines that each and every person, actor and institution has a role to play in building peace and resolving conflict. It also highlights that peace promotion occurs in many different contexts and cuts across disciplines and sectors. In this sense, Geneva Peace Week is an attempt to break down the silos which all-too-often characterize the international community and can limit more creative responses.
As a new member of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform (GPP), DCAF hosts, co-organises and participates in a total of six panels. The UN-World Bank Flagship Study "Pathways for Peace" will be officially launched in Europe through a panel co-hosted between the author organisations and the GPP. Besides contribution to the report and its own participation, DCAF is also bringing a speaker from its partner organisation, the African Security Sector Network to inject field perspectives into the debate. Other panels are Cities and Peace, Global Health Crises and the Security Sector, and “Living Peace: The Story of Abby and Kyalu” Short Film Screening.
For more info on the panels, download the flyer: