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A new vision for


The challenges of effective peace mediation and peacemaking in today’s complex geopolitical context are increasing, as formerly espoused assumptions about the rules of war and peace are no longer tenable. The realities of contemporary conflict, including gray zones between state-and non-state actors, blurred lines between the licit and illicit, the securitization of political agendas and the politicization of international law, have made the field of peace mediation and peace making especially fraught. GPW20 will examine the dilemmas and opportunities facing the international multilateral system and share visions on new ways for remaking peace.

Digital Series

The Digital Series thematic track "A new vision for peacemaking" 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: “Cities in division – Building ‘Peaces’” by CSSP Berlin Center for Integrative Mediation, Nansen Dialog Centre Mostar, Alternative Dispute Resolution Center Mitrovica

Video: “Local authorities building peace: inspiration from Iraq and Colombia” by UCLG Peace Prize, VNG International

Video: “What should a feminist foreign policy look like in the 2020s?” by Open Think Tank Network, foraus – Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy, Ponto, Polis180, Argo, Agora

Video: “Towards a Stronger Civilian Dimension in Great Power Conflict” by CIVIC

Podcast: “Harnessing the Power of Nonviolence to Reorganize Power” by Nonviolent Peaceforce International, Peace Brigades International

Video: “Making the case for peace building European Union” by PAX

Video: “Pioneering peace pathways - Making connections to end violent conflict” by Conciliation Resources

Podcast: “Militarised Masculinities and Sustaining Peace: Lessons from the Ground” by Impunity Watch, Master in Transitional Justice of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

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 "A new vision for peacemaking" 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.