Research Guides United Nations Office at Geneva Library & Archives



The UN Library at Geneva presents its resource guide dedicated to peace. As Geneva has played and still plays an important role in the struggle for peace, the Library gathered its extensive resources on the theme in a unique tool to make them easily available to all. Every day, key decisions that have an impact on people's lives are made in Geneva. The United Nations family in Geneva works for peace, rights and well-being.

Photo credit: Springtime in the Ariana Park, 2013 by UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré /CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

UN News - Peace & Security

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This publication explores how the UN system has contributed to the promotion of peace worlwide. It is the result of a research project conducted by UNESCO, jointly with the Abat Oliba CEU University in Barcelona (Spain).

International Day of Peace - 21 September

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

Geneva Peace Talks

Geneva Peace Talks
The Peace Talks initiative started in Switzerland at the Geneva PeaceTalks in 2013, in partnership between the United Nations Geneva, Interpeace and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform. Over the past ten years, this annual, public event organized on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, has expanded globally and more than 20 editions have been held in more than 8 countries featuring 200+ speakers from over 50 countries.
The PeaceTalks showcases the inspirational stories of people making a positive contribution to peace.
To watch the Geneva Peace Talks past or new editions, visit this page: PeaceTalks – It's time for peace.

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