Kofi Annan Geneva Peace Address

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Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix, Geneva

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The Graduate Institute, the Kofi Annan Foundation and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform are pleased to announce the launch of the Kofi Annan Geneva Peace Address, a high-level lecture on peace, organised as part of Geneva Peace Week and on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Kofi Annan’s Nobel Peace Prize. As international tensions rise, solutions to conflicts seem elusive and nationalist agendas threaten international cooperation, it is more important than ever to talk about peace and to offer a platform to those who are building it, day after day.

The inaugural Address will be delivered by Nobel Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Africa’s first democratically elected female president, Ms. Johnson Sirleaf was President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018 and is a member of The Elders. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her “non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work.”

This lecture will be moderated by Heba Aly, CEO of The New Humanitarian, and will be live streamed on the YouTube channel of the Institute. 

The Kofi Annan Geneva Peace Address is organised with the support of the Republic and State of Geneva, the City of Geneva and the Fondation pour Genève.

PLEASE NOTE: Access to indoor public events is limited to attendees with a Swiss or European COVID certificate. In addition, face masks must be worn to all in-person events at the Graduate Institute.

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