Geneva Peace Week is a leading annual forum in the international peacebuilding calendar in which organizations in Geneva and their international partners come together to share knowledge and practice on a diverse range of topics relating to the promotion of peace across contexts and disciplines. Geneva Peace Week 2022 will take place both in-person and also online from 31 October to 4 November 2022. GPW seeks to create an increased number of spaces for physical, in-person meetings for professionals who are able to attend in Geneva. As the Geneva Peace Week brings together citizens and experts, thinkers and doers to share experiences, build knowledge and expertise, and empower everyone to work collectively towards peace, the opening and closing ceremonies of GPW are open to the general public and welcome everyone, on-site in Geneva. This year, there will however be no live streaming of these ceremonies. However recordings will be available on our Youtube page in the weeks following the GPW. Meanwhile, recognizing that GPW has reached new audiences, the forum also prioritizes the participation of attendees who are based in cities outside of Geneva (over 70% of participants in 2021), with the possibility of joining online workshops.
The overarching theme of GPW22 is ‘Peace is Possible’. Geneva Peace Week 2022 will continue to build upon the thematic discussions that emerged in 2021, while creating spaces for contextualizing and discussing recent local and geopolitical developments, and how they impact the work of those working towards a more peaceful and just society globally. The thematic tracks for GPW22 have been developed and adjusted to build upon discussions from 2021, and to take them a step further.
The Online & In-person Workshops and Digital Series for Geneva Peace Week 2022 have been organized into four thematic tracks:
- Rights, inequalities and peace: Navigating tensions, finding opportunities
- Moving beyond securitization: Risk management and new horizons for peacebuilding
- Digital peace: The power and limits of innovation in peacebuilding
- Cultivating cooperation: Environmental challenges and opportunities for peace in a new age of insecurity
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