Geneva Peace Week

About Geneva Peace Week

Geneva Peace Week (GPW) is a leading annual forum in the international peacebuilding calendar through which organizations in Geneva and their international partners come together to share knowledge and practice on a diverse range of topics related to peace across contexts and disciplines.

Geneva Peace Week offers an opportunity to connect and highlight the work of peacebuilders and to expand the space for each and every person, actor and institution that has a role to play in building peace and resolving conflict. GPW recognizes that peacebuilding occurs in many different contexts and cuts across disciplines and sectors. In this sense, Geneva Peace Week breaks down professional silos in order to enable creative responses to violence, exclusion and insecurity. By synchronizing meetings and events on different topics related to the promotion of peace during one week, GPW maximizes synergies between organizations in Geneva and their international partners, focusing on the cross-cutting nature of peace.

GPW is a flagship initiative of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform in collaboration with the following partners:

CCDP - Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding

DCAF - The Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance

FDFA- Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

GCSP - The Geneva Centre for Security Policy

GPP - The Geneva Peacebuilding Platform

IHEID- The Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies


Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Office and other international organisations in Geneva

QUNO- The Quaker United Nations Office, Geneva

UNOG- The United Nations Office at Geneva

International Geneva


Permanent Missions


International Organisations


Non-governmental Organisations



International Geneva is a unique global hub for governance and cooperation. It hosts no fewer than 179 States Permanent Missions, 39 International Organisations (IO) and 432 Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs). Furthermore, renowned Academic and Research Institutions alongside 17 Platforms contribute to the great exposure of the city. Together, all these actors work for peace, rights and well-being, touching the lives of individuals across the world.