Building Trust, Building Peace: An Agenda for the Future
Geneva Peacebuilding Platform, Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva
- 30/10/2023 @ 16:30 - 18:30
- Auditorium Ivan Pictet (pétale 1) and Online
Over the past decade, progress in science, technology, and economic development have greatly benefitted peacebuilding work. Nevertheless, our world remains fragile; plagued by internal violence and armed conflicts of far reaching geopolitical dimensions, increasing its fragmentation and polarisation. Urgent issues such as climate change and disruptive technologies add to our global complexity. As we strive to navigate these challenges, it is crucial to restore trust and faith in our institutions and, most importantly, in each other. Join us at the Opening Ceremony of the 10-year anniversary of the Geneva Peace Week “Building Trust, Building Peace: An Agenda for the Future” and immerse yourself in mesmerising discussions and artistic performances that echo the unity we strive for. Together let’s celebrate the start of a week full of fresh insights, concrete and bold recommendations!
Interpretation will be provided in FR/ENG. See requirements here. The recording of the event will be available on the GPW Youtube page after GPW23.
- Amb. Thomas Gürber, Secrétaire d’Etat adjoint, Département fédéral des affaires étrangères
- Sami Kanaan, Conseiller Administratif de la Ville de Genève, Board Member of the Global Cities Hub
- Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, International Peace Institute President and former High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations
- Elizabeth Spehar, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA), United Nations
- Amb. Nathalie Chuard, Director of DCAF-Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance
- Leila Zerrougui, Former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict and Head of the MONUSCO, United Nations
MASTER OF CEREMONY AND MODERATOR