Eight Powerful Stories of Hope at this year’s Stockholm Peace Talks – In the presence of Crown Princess Victoria

Publish: March 21, 2017

Press Release 20170321

Interpeace is pleased to announce that the Stockholm Peace Talks will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The Peace Talks is a global initiative with the goal to inspire dialogue on how we can work together for peaceful and inclusive societies, both here and abroad. Peace Talks have been held in Geneva, Stockholm, Nairobi, London and Ottawa.

  • “Inclusion is a key factor in promoting more peaceful societies around the world. The Stockholm Peace Talks celebrates the stories of exceptional individuals who show that peace is possible and that we all have a role to play.” says Sarah Noble, Head of Peace Talks.

Peace Talks are based on the idea that everyone can be involved in creating peace in society. The overall theme is “Better Together” around which a broad range of speakers with diverse backgrounds will share their personal stories and practical solutions on how we can become more inclusive and tolerant both in Sweden and abroad.

Staffan de Mistura, the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy in Syria is one of the speakers:

  • “I am delighted to participate in the Stockholm Peace Talks with inspiring people who are fostering inclusion and peace on a daily basis. As we move forward, stories of hope will help us build a better future where we celebrate diversity and acceptance.

Additional speakers are: Selma Tengeborg, Jeffrey Ige, Emilia Bjuggren, Siavosh Derakhti, Olof Skoog, Hédi Fried, and Anton Abele.

Live webcast: The event will be livestreamed at http://peacetalks.net/.

Organizers: Interpeace in collaboration with the city of Stockholm

Venue: Stockholm city hall, starting at 17.00

Partners: Ben & Jerry’s, Swedish Post Code Lottery Foundation, Embassy of Switzerland in Sweden, Nespresso and with support from the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform.

The Peace Talks is an initiative that was co-founded by the United Nations Office at Geneva, Interpeace and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform with the support of the Swiss Government.

For more information, please contact:

Amanda Olsson Myrvik, Interpeace

myrvik@interpeace.org