As we heal from the pandemic and settle into a new “normal”, the 2021 Geneva PeaceTalks invites us to create some time and space for peace. How can a wider reflection on peace help us as we move forward as a collective?
Get ready to watch the 9th edition of the Geneva PeaceTalks! The event is scheduled on the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2021, 16:00-17:30.
The event will be livestreamed online from the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
This year’s edition of the Geneva PeaceTalks is organized under the theme of “Recovering Better for an Equitable and Sustainable World”.
The Geneva PeaceTalks is a public event brought to you by the United Nations Office at Geneva, Interpeace, the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform and the Swiss Government. The event is made possible with the support of Salesforce, Mirabaud, Geneva Water Hub and the International School of Geneva.
Through short talks, speakers from different walks of life and different parts of the globe will tell their stories addressing different aspects of the overall theme. Each speaker will share their tangible learnings and ideas drawn from their experiences in the fields of climate change, dance, education, health, music and peacebuilding.
Their stories will inspire and spark a discussion on how each and every one of us can contribute to alleviating and finding solutions to the crises our societies face.
Opening remarks will be given by António Guterres, ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations and Tatiana Valovaya, 13th Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. The event will be moderated by Sarah Noble, curator of the PeaceTalks, and Karen Chica Gómez, Afro-Ecuadorian activist and student at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
In 2021, as we heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.
Co-founded in 2013, the PeaceTalks is a global platform dedicated to telling and sharing inspirational stories for peace. Harnessing the power of storytelling, the PeaceTalks creates a space encouraging dialogue, reflection and inspiring hope.
Note: The event will be livestreamed in English and French.