As we begin to heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, build resilience, and transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.
The 9th edition of the Geneva PeaceTalks will be held on Tuesday 21 September 2021. Livestreamed from the Palais des Nations in Geneva, the event is organised under the United Nations’ official theme for the International Day of Peace: “Recovering Better for an Equitable and Sustainable World”.
Through short talks, eleven speakers from different walks of life and different parts of the globe will tell their stories, sharing their tangible learnings and ideas drawn from their experiences in the fields of climate change, dance, education, health, music and peacebuilding.
The eleven speakers sharing their vision of peace and recovery are:
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.
The 2021 Geneva PeaceTalks is organised under the theme “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”. Through short 8-10 minutes talks, speakers share their vision, thoughts and experiences of peace with audiences from around the world. This will be the 9th edition of the Geneva PeaceTalks.
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. More information and videos of previous editions at: www.peacetalks.net
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.
The event is scheduled on the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2021, 16:00-17:30.
Livestreamed online from Room XVIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, spaces to attend are limited. All in-person attendees need to have pre-registered online. Please contact us for more information.