Christopher Vakkur is a Swiss-American student in his final year at the International School of Geneva, Campus des Nations.Watch Video
The first-ever Geneva Peace Talks was held on 20 September 2013 at the Palais des Nations, the United Nations Office at Geneva. The event was co-organized by the United Nations Office at Geneva, Interpeace and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform. It featured speakers who discussed the theme “What does peace mean to you?” They related their own personal stories about their involvement in peacebuilding, dispute resolution, or violence reduction, emphasizing how their engagement shaped their own understanding of peace. Speakers looked at what peace meant within their own lives and aimed to trigger reflection among the audience.
Location: Palais des Nations
Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Geneva, Switzerland, has been viewed by the world as tolerant, neutral, and peaceful for centuries. The 24 constituent agencies of the United Nations, 250 NGOs, and variety of private sector actors have become known as International Geneva.
International Geneva is at the heart of a global discussion which seeks to improve international governance mechanisms. The unique combination of stakeholders fosters a network of actors on crosscutting themes such as peacebuilding. Unparalleled synergies emerge as a result of these platforms, creating new spaces for policy innovation across different institutions and sectors. Moreover, Geneva’s vast infrastructure enables it to host key conferences such as on the occasion of the International Day of Peace on 21 September. All these attributes attest to the city’s role as a global hub for issues that can be resolved through multilateral diplomacy.