DC Side Event at Geneva Peace Week

This year, the Diplomatic Council will organize its first side event at the Geneva Peace Week. Geneva Peace Week is a collective action initiative facilitated by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform in collaboration with the Swiss Confederation.

The following speakers and topics are scheduled for the Diplomatic Council side event during the Peace Week:

  • DC Business Ambassador Jamal Qaiser, DC Commissioner for UN Affairs: DC Peace Strategy – How to mitigate conflicts if there is no quick solution
  • Thorsten Nowak, Chairman DC Safer Internet for Children: Crime prevention through collaboration between governmental and non-governmental organizations
  • Dr. Klaus-Ulrich Moeller, DC Commissioner for UN Affairs: The DC Code of Trusted Public Communication. How communication prevents crime and hate and contributes to peace.

Date: November 7, 9:15-10:30
Venue: Palais des Nations, Room IX, 1211 Genf, Schweiz
Participation free, only for DC members after registration 

Beyond the DC side event, DC members may attend further sessions organized during the entire Geneva Peace Week. This year’s core theme during the Peace Week is „Prevention Across Sectors and Institutions: What Pathways for Effective Implementation?“ and follows the priority of prevention measures of UN Secretary General António Guterres who made the following statement during the UN Security Council’s meeting in New York on January 10: “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.”