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20 August 2014 – As the International Day of Peace approaches, we are excited to announce the second round of the Geneva Peace Talks! This is the second time that the Geneva Peace Talks are being held, thanks to their popular debut in 2013. The second edition aims to be even better than the first. With a diverse array of engaging guest speakers, the Geneva Peace Talks are bound to bring new perspectives on peace and will broaden the discussion to include individuals from unique backgrounds.


The "Geneva Peace talks", Palais des Nations. Friday 20 September 2013. Photo by Violaine Martin


Raising awareness of peace

Taking place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, the Geneva Peace Talks are ideally situated to reach a global audience and benefit further from Geneva’s multicultural status. Gathering a group of fascinating speakers from different parts of the globe will generate much needed attention and dialogue regarding the various contributions everyone can make to peace. The full list of speakers will be announced at a later date, but we are already providing a quick sneak preview of some of the Geneva Peace Talks presenters.

Sneak preview of speakers

The Geneva Peace Talks will feature Gunilla Von Hall, a Swedish foreign correspondent and journalist who has covered topics from international politics and humanitarian issues to culture and health. The final speaker of this preview is Monica McWilliams, professor of Woman’s Studies at the University of Ulster. Monica played a crucial role in the Multi-Party Peace Talks that lead to the Good Friday Agreement, spurring forth the Northern Ireland peace process. Focusing on the theme of “Let’s Talk Peace”, the speakers will be emphasizing the importance of overcoming barriers to communication in order to create lasting peace.

Watch this space

In addition to the previewed speakers, there will also be a number of surprises during this year’s Geneva Peace Talks so be sure to follow closely. The 2014 Geneva Peace Talks will take place on Friday, 19 September in Room XVII at the Palais des Nations. The much anticipated day is almost here so be sure to register here for the event and visit the Geneva Peace Talks 2014 page for more information. With an exciting line-up of speakers and interesting perspectives to reflect on, you won’t want to miss the 2014 Geneva Peace Talks.

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