The Geneva Graduate Institute, the Kofi Annan Foundation and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform are pleased to announce the second edition of the Kofi Annan Geneva Peace Address, a high-level lecture on peace, held every year as part of Geneva Peace Week.
This Address will be delivered by Elena Zhemkova, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Russian human rights organisation Memorial, recently awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize for 2022. Memorial has spent 30 years working across Russia, as well as in several other European cities, to compile a history of mass atrocities and political repression in the former USSR and to defend human rights wherever they are threatened. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Memorial grew to become the largest human rights organisation in Russia. When announcing the laureates, the Nobel Committee noted: “Memorial is based on the notion that confronting past crimes is essential in preventing new ones.”
This lecture will be moderated by Ole von Uexkull, Executive Director of the Right Livelihood, and will be live streamed on Webex.
The Kofi Annan Geneva Peace Address is organised with the support of the Republic and State of Geneva, the City of Geneva, the Fondation pour Genève and the Right Livelihood.