UNESCO at the Geneva Peace Week

When :

from Monday 4 November, 2019
to Friday 8 November, 2019

Type of event :

Interagency meeting

Where :

Geneva, Switzerland

The Geneva Peace Week will take place from 4 to 8 November 2019. Over 100 partners, including NGOs, International Organizations and Diplomatic Missions, will organize more than 70 events over five days, covering different angles and approaches to peacebuilding.

This picture by Séverine Desmarest is part of the photography exhibition "Mains de la Paix", presented by UNESCO Geneva Liaison Office, which will be on show in the passerelle at the Palais des Nations from 28 October to 8 November 2019.

Check out the programme of the Geneva Peace Week.

Events organized by UNESCO:

Les Mains de la Paix

28 October-14 November, Passerelle, Palais des Nations

This exhibition presents a series of portraits of famous or anonymous personalities, who work daily in favor of peace. The diversity of their range of action illustrates the vastness of the territories yet to conquer in order to establish UNESCO’s mission: “Since wars begin in the minds of men and women, it is in the minds of men and women that the defenses of peace must be constructed.”


Intercultural Competencies+Youth=Peace

4 November, Maison de la Paix, Petal 4, GCSP Conference Room 2

The event will present two recently published tools by UNESCO: Writing Peace, a textbook dedicated to students aged 8 - 18 years, currently being piloted in 42 countries around the world and the Manual Developing Intercultural Competences: Story Circles, recently co-published by UNESCO and Routledge.

Other Event(s) with UNESCO's Involvement

#SDG16NOW: Ensuring peace, justice and inclusion on the ground

5 November, Geneva Center for Security Policy, Networking Room

This interactive event will focus on the opportunities and entry-points provided by SDG 16 for efforts on peacebuilding and conflict prevention. Four years into the 2030 Agenda, what are the experiences gathered so far and how can we translate the urgent call for action on SDG 16 into reality?