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Geneva Peace Week 2022

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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. 

The overarching theme of GPW22 is ‘Peace is Possible'.

The Online & In-person Workshops and Digital Series for Geneva Peace Week 2022 have been organized into four thematic tracks. There will be daily High-Level Panels held for each of the thematic tracks below, open to the public. 

In addition, each day of the week is dedicated to a specific thematic track. You can learn more about the daily thematic tracks here

Throughout the week, each day will have its own High-Level Panel.  You can register for the daily High-Level Panels here.

TUESDAY 01 NOVEMBER | 13:30 14:45

High Level Panel on: Cultivating Cooperation: Environmental challenges and opportunities for peace in a new age of insecurity. 

WEDNESDAY 02 NOVEMBER | 13:30 - 14:45

High Level Panel on: Digital peace: The power and limits of innovation in peacebuilding 

THURSDAY 03 NOVEMBER | 13:30 - 14:45

High Level Panel on: Rights, inequalities and peace: Navigating tensions, finding opportunities 

FRIDAY 04 NOVEMBER | 13:30 - 14:45

High Level Panel on: Moving beyond securitization: Risk management and new horizons for peacebuilding 

Opening Day Programme

Geneva Peace Week 2022 opens with an entire day of conversations through High-Level Panels exploring different facets of one overarching question: Is peace possible.

Download the Opening Day program

Workshops & AGENDA

Geneva Peace Week 2022 features a dynamic lineup of Online and In-person Workshops for all attendees to join, from 31 October - 4 November. The Workshops will be practitioner-led, including inputs from speakers who are working on the relevant topics.

The Workshops have also been designed to be interactive, with the aim of offering attendees the opportunity to exchange and share knowledge, good practice, and peacebuilding skills to apply in their daily work.

To view the list of workshop
Please note that the pre-registration for workshops is now currently closed. You can however join any public events following your registration on the website. 

You can also download a printable version of our Agenda.

Special & Side Events 

The Geneva Peace Week 2022 is also home to many Special Events and Side Events.

Special Events

  • THURSDAY 03 NOVEMBER 2022 18:00 - 19:00
    The Kofi Annan Foundation Peace Address
  • FRIDAY 04 NOVEMBER 2022 - 13:30 - 14:45
    A conversation with the Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights

Side Events

    A tour of 25 women’s portraits involved in the humanitarian Geneva of yesterday and today
    This two-day career event will offer students an exciting opportunity to speak with the leading peacebuilding and peace promotion organisations and to learn about careers in the sector. Further information and registration here.
    In this event you can you can come and get to know some of our partner organizations and their work. You’ll have the opportunity to meet the individuals behind the organizations, as well as to hear presentations on specific and novel projects. Please see the Peace fair Programme below.


Conversations from Geneva Peace Week come straight to you, wherever you consume your videos, podcasts, and media. Our partner organizers developed their peacebuilding expertise, research, and stories into digital formats (videos, podcasts, and other media) so that they can contribute to the frontline work of peace long beyond Geneva Peace Week, across geographical, cultural and temporal borders. You can view Geneva Peace Week Digital Series Videos on our YouTube Channel, listen the podcasts on spotify or enjoy the full Digital Series experience here.



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