Organized By : Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
In the Geneva Academy's opening lecture of the 2018–2019 academic year, Elisabeth Decrey Warner will share her experience, as Co-Founder and former Executive President of Geneva Call, in promoting respect of international humanitarian law by armed non-state actors. She will discuss the utility of international law, not its substance but also of its implementation and respect by the international community. Starting from Geneva Call’s ground-breaking approach to develop an inclusive process towards armed non-state actors, she will highlight that the limits of international law are not setin stone but are in our minds, habits and fears to develop and invent new ideas.
The 6th edition of the Geneva Peace Talks is organized under the theme “Peace without Borders”. The speakers will share 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.
The Geneva Peace Talks are a public event co-organized by the United Nations Office at Geneva, Interpeace and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform to celebrate the International Day of Peace. The United Nations General Assembly has declared the 21 September devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and people.
Laxton, United Kingdom
Organized By : The National Holocaust Centre and Museum
The National Holocaust Centre and Museum is hosting a conversation with Holocaust survivor Bob Norton. Bob Norton was born in Czechoslovakia in 1932. Bob and his family started to notice changes in September 1938 when Nazi Germany wanted the Sudetenland. The family sought refuge and eventually managed to gain safe passage to England. The Centre will be open from 10am until 4.30pm to allow members of the public to visit the exhibitions and memorial gardens.
Washington, D.C. and online
Organized By : United States Institute of Peace
Sexual violence is frequently used as a systematic weapon of war against women and men and may amount to a crime against humanity during times of conflict and times of peace. Research that illustrates the forms, frequency and context of sexual violence is critical to help build peace and prevent the recurrence of such violence. On 17 July, the U.S. Institute of Peace, Oxfam and the Latin America Working Group hold a discussion on addressing sexual violence in peace processes using evidence from recent survey results from Colombia.
The event will be live-streamed in Spanish, with English translation provided for guests on-site. An English recording will be made available online following the event.
Organized By : History NGO Forum for Peace in Asia
The History NGO Forum for Peace in Asia is organizing the 2018 International Conference of NGOs on History and Peace in Manila, Philippines from 6 to 9 July 2018. Opinion leaders from more than 10 countries including Korea, Japan, China, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand will be in attendance to discuss topics such as historical justice, peacebuilding, grassroots networking and many more. Participants will have the opportunity to share and learn from mutual experiences, implement historical justice and reconciliation, and contribute to peacebuilding in East Asia.