Geneva Peace Week 2018 invites event submissions that connect to the overall theme Building Peace in a Turbulent World. This year, Geneva Peace Week emphasizes the urgency of finding peaceful solutions for the growing risks of violent conflict, building on the lessons from history and the needs for future peacebuilding practice.
Collective security and peace practice represent a rich tapestry of challenges andhttps://accounts.google.com/Logout?service=wise&continue=https://docs.google.com achievements, as well as devastating failures. Geneva Peace Week reflects on the lessons of a century of liberal internationalism in the service of peace and focuses on the roles that every person, actor and institution can play in building peace and resolving conflict. Awareness of the potentials and pitfalls of these roles is ever more important to build and sustain peace in a turbulent world and to broker the partnerships necessary to address them.
Event propositions should fall within at least one of the following guiding themes & questions:
1. Lessons for the future of peacebuilding: How can history inform current practice to confront contemporary challenges to peace? What is the cumulative contribution to peace of a century of liberal internationalism?
2. The future of multilateral peace governance: How do governments and international organizations need to adapt peace policy in a multipolar world?
3. The local voice in peacebuilding: What is peace for local actors? What are their views about how peace can be achieved in their own contexts? How can international actors support such local practice?
4. Towards new partnerships for building peace: What are the roles and functions of different actors and institutions in building peace? Who has what comparative advantage in building peace?
Geneva Peace Week is a collective action initiative facilitated by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform in collaboration the Swiss Confederation. By synchronizing meetings and events on different topics related to the promotion of peace during one week, Geneva Peace Week maximizes synergies between organizations in Geneva, focused on the cross-cutting nature of peace.