Watch the full event of the Geneva Peace Talks, recorded at the Palais des Nations on September 21, 2018.
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Geneva Peace Talks 2018
The 6th edition of the Geneva Peace Talks was organized under the theme “Peace without Borders”. The speakers shared their personal experiences, stories and ideas to highlight their efforts to promote peace that goes beyond borders- be they in the mind, geographic, political or physical boundaries.
Former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan was interviewed by Ahmad Fawsi, former Communication Advisor and Chief Spokesperson for the High Commissioner for Refugees, during the Geneva Peace Talks 2017. During the interview, Kofi Annan spoke about his constant fight for peace and shared a message of hope to youth worldwide.
This video is an excerpt of the 25-minute interview recorded at the Palais des Nations on September 21, 2017, focusing on Kofi Annan’s reflections for youth on leadership for a peaceful future.
“What allows us to interact and be authentically close to others is the fact of being well within our own borders – family-related, sexual, religious, cultural, geographic, racial, etc. The more anchored and solid these internal barriers are, the less humanity needs to build external borders.”
Psychotherapist, Nino Rizzo, shares his perspective on a process that is often absent in discussions about peace: the development of internal borders. Nino explains that developing clear and solid internal borders prevents us from creating and constructing external – and often violent – borders.
Geneva Peace Talks 2018. Recorded at the Palais des Nations on September 21, 2018.