Geneva Peace Week is a leading forum in the peacebuilding calendar, gathering actors from around the world to connect and expand peace dialogues every November. The event highlights that every single person has a role to play in building peace and resolving conflict. As peacebuilding occurs in distinct contexts and crosses multiple disciplines, during a whole week peace is promoted through synchronizing panels on different thematic tracks.
Geneva Peace Week 2020
In the midst of a pandemic the GPW made its way to address the urgent peacebuilding challenges and it did that by hosting the event entirely online. Of course the Environmental Committee (EC) wouldn’t be out of this event.
The final day of GPW, the 6th of November, was entirely devoted to environmental protection and conservation to further peacebuilding efforts. The Environmental Committee organized in collaboration with the Latin American Network Initiative (LANI), the Peace Nexus Foundation and the Quaker UN Office (QUNO) the panel “Peace and Climate Action: Challenges and Opportunities from Latin America”.
The event counted with strong voices to address the linkages between environment, climate action and peacebuilding. You can read more on what the interesting panelists from across sectors had to say here.
Geneva Peace Week 2019
For Geneva Peace Week 2019, the Environmental Committee of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) organized the event Creating a Future for All: Climate Justice and Peacebuilding on Wednesday, November 6 from 11:15 to 12:30 in Room IX, Palais des Nations.
This event aimed to give voice to experts in climate justice, vulnerable populations, youth, and decision-makers working to include climate justice concerns in their national and international policies.
You can read more about the event here.