Geneva, Switzerland

Organized By : Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Philippe Sands QC will close the symposium “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy: Historical and Juridical Perspectives” with a lecture on The UDHR and the Genocide Convention at 70.

The event will take place on 5 December from 6:15pm at the Maison de la Paix in Geneva. Interested participants should register their attendance.

Philippe Sands QC is Professor of Law at University College London and a practicing barrister at Matrix Chambers. He has acted as Counsel before many international courts and tribunals, including the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice, and sits as an arbitrator at ICSID, the PCA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He is the author of East-West Street (2016), for which he received the European Book Price this year. He has also contributed to the New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, Financial Times and The Guardian


Geneva, Switzerland

Each year, a host of events dedicated to international peace are held during an entire week in Geneva. This year, Geneva Peace Week will take place from 5 to 9 November. Geneva Peace Week 2018 emphasizes the urgency of finding peaceful solutions for the growing risks of violent conflict, building on the lessons from history and the needs for future peacebuilding practice.

The full program with all events can be found here.

Geneva, Switzerland

Since 2006, the Human Rights Council has developed innovative investigative mechanisms to respond to many of the gravest conflicts occurring today, and to promote accountability for violations of international law. Yet the situations in these countries continue to deteriorate, and justice for victims of atrocities remains negligible.

This conference will provide an opportunity for States, non-governmental and civil-society organisations and practitioners to reflect upon the influence of investigative human rights mechanisms concerning atrocity prevention and accountability, discuss best practices, and explore how to improve their efficiency.

New York, USA

Organized By : Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is organizing a panel discussion on women's meaningful participation in political movements and electoral processes on the occassion of the 18th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security.

The event will take place on Wednesday 24 October 2018 at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York, and will bring together women peace leaders from around the world.

To RSVP, please send an email to

Washington, D.C., United States

Organized By : United States Institute of Peace

Organizations that work to build peace in fragile states often fail to meet the stated goals of the programs they design to resolve violent conflict. In her newly published book, "Global Governance and Local Peace: Accountability and Performance in International Peacebuilding", Susanna Campbell dives into why peacebuilding organizations often fail and presents one of the keys to success: local actors that force organizations to stay accountable to local peacebuilding goals.

Join experts at an event at the United States Institute of Peace, as they discuss Campbell’s findings and how country-based staff can sidestep normal accountability procedures and empower local actors to push for innovative solutions to local problems. 


Susanna Campbell
Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University

Michael Barnett
Professor, International Affairs and Political Science, The George Washington University

Mike Jobbins
Senior Director of Partnerships and Engagement, Search for Common Ground

Kate Somvongsiri 
Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development

Leanne Erdberg, moderator
Director, Countering Violent Extremism, The U.S. Institute of Peace

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