Geneva Peace Week 2017 will for the first time focus on a dedicated theme:
Prevention Across Sectors and Institutions: What Pathways for Effective Implementation?
The theme builds on the prioritization of prevention by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. In his address to Members of the UN Security Council on 10 January 2017, he said that “Prevention is not merely a priority, but the priority. If we live up to our responsibilities, we will save lives, reduce suffering and give hope to millions.” Given the multitude of prevention activities at multilateral, national, and sub-national level in 2017, Geneva Peace Week is an opportunity to take stock on the progress towards solutions for the prevention of violent conflicts and to look into the future of prevention practice jointly with representatives of multiple sectors and intuitions that work in this field.
This year events will fall within at least one of the following thematic or regional categories:
The final programme will be posted at the beginning of October 2017.
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