Building a culture
of peace


The ways societies and individuals know about peace and security are deeply embedded in social, cultural and education systems, as are the ways we conceive of cooperation and competition, and how we contest or resolve conflicting interests. The global pandemic has offered a unique opportunity to consider how these systems—and the skills and knowledge prioritized within them—might be updated and adapted to meet the actual needs of contemporary society. Through storytelling, theatre, films, historical reflections and media workshops, GPW20 sessions will consider how critical reflection and thoughtful engagement with public and private narratives can be at the frontline of resetting global and interpersonal approaches to building peace.


Digital Series

The Digital Series thematic track "Building a culture of peace" will be available to access on this page and the Geneva Peace Week app during and after GPW20. To interact with the content producers through the Geneva Peace Week mobile app, you must register by clicking on the ‘Register Here’ button below. 

Content List

Video: “My Land Lives in Me: Applying an embodied filmic reflection process in refugee contexts” by People Beyond Borders, Círculos de Hospitalidade

Video: “Rethinking Peacebuilding through Science Fiction” by International Christian University, Generation of Legacies (NGO), Rotary Peace Center in Japan

Video: “Trust and peacebuilding through traditional culture, art and religious rituals” by Islamic Relief, Imam Ali's Popular Students Relief Society, GWED-G (with Diakonia)

Video: “The protection of cultural heritage in conflict situations: an opportunity for peace?” by Fight for Humanity, ALIPH foundation

Video: “Museums and Peacebuilding in a post-COVID 19 world” by The Peace Museum Bradford (UK), the Johannesburg Holocaust&Genocide Center (South Africa), the NEVER AGAIN Association (Poland)

Podcast: “EduPeace Discussion” by Direct Democracy Global, Cordoba Peace Institute Geneva, GenerationForPeace

Live Sessions

This year's Live Sessions will all take place online (virtually). Attendees can engage in panel discussions and workshops that have been prepared by our partner organizers. To participate in live sessions under the "Building a culture of peace" thematic track, you must register to attend. Head over to the ‘Live Sessions Agenda’ where you can filter sessions for this thematic track, and confirm your registration by clicking on the ‘Register Here’ button on that page.