geneva ProvIsIonal Programme
june 2010 ◊ makIng Peace Photo exhIBItIon
motivating people to make their own
contribution to peace. Organised in
collaboration with geneva University and
the United nations Cyberschoolbus.org.
Centenary of the
nobel Peace Prize ◊ run for Peace
awarded to the an invitation for the whole family to run,
walk or bike and discover the reasons
International Peace Bureau, why geneva deserves to be called the
geneva (1910) Capital City of Peace.
an invitation to join our celebration ◊ noBel Peace talk
a unique opportunity to meet and debate
and help contribute to peace a global cause in the presence of a nobel
throughout the world. Peace laureate.
◊ Peace DInner
an occasion to wine and dine in the
distinguished company of a United nations
messenger of Peace.
◊ garDen Party
a chance for the public to get to meet
with celebrities and people who work for
Département fédéral des affaires étrangères DFAE
iPB board meeting, Bern 1899.
geneva City of PeaCe
geneva is an important home to many In 2010 IPB will celebrate its 100th year
governmental and non-governmental organi- as a nobel Peace laureate in its own right.
sations including the United nations, the thirteen of its leaders, including the swiss
International committee of the red cross Élie Ducommun and albert gobat have
and also the International Peace Bureau also been recipients of the nobel Peace
(IPB) — the world’s oldest peace federation in Prize (a number unequalled by any other
existence (est. 1891), with over 300 member organisation).
organisations in 70+ countries — who through
their efforts in a range of fields including Through Making Peace the iPB would like to
disarmament, conflict prevention, peace pay tribute to the immense work that has been
education, humanitarian aid, human rights, done by the global peace movement over the
environmental protection, and sustainable past century. Despite two World Wars and many
development — continue to work for a safer bloody conflicts, there have been significant
and more sustainable world. triumphs, such as the ending of the Cold War
and the apartheid regime, the banning of
landmines and the creation of the international
Criminal Court (iCC) — all of which were in large
part the result of civil society efforts.
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exhibition, Quai Wilson, geneva. Photomontage
Making PeaCe exhIBItIon
The aim of the exhibition is to communicate — Visits by school groups to the exhibition and
through photography and accompanying texts other events will be combined with a full
in english and French, why the global peace educational syllabus * that teaches students
movement is important and how it has shaped about the history of the peace movement;
the modern world. Presented along Quai motivating them to make their own contribution
Wilson, geneva, the exhibition will also be to peace.
freely available for download from the internet
site www.makingpeace.org (now reserved), * Organised in collaboration with geneva University,
enabling schools everywhere to print and geneva education Dept, Fondation education
et Développement (CH), the United nations
mount the show in their own country.
Cyberschoolbus, Peace Child international (Uk) and
the Peace History Society (USa).
Possible collaboration with the international
network of museums for Peace (inmP), which
the geneva-based international Red Cross
museum is a member, will facilitate the tour
of the original exhibition to other countries,
including norway where the nobel Peace
Institute, Oslo will hold a special ceremony in
tribute to the iPB in September 2010.
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Usain Bolt, athlete, 100m world record holder.
run for Peace
inspired by Philip noel-Baker, former Vice- to inaugurate Run for Peace, we intend to
President of the iPB and the only person to invite the athlete usain Bolt to come to geneva
have ever won an Olympic medal (1920), and a to run ‘100m for Peace’; the exact length of
nobel Peace Prize (1959). the photo exhibition along Quai Wilson.
This is not a race, but an opportunity for the This event is organised in collaboration with
international community and geneva public the City of geneva, Fondation pour genève,
(regardless of age) to participate in a Run for Peace and Sport, monaco and the Council for
Peace. Following a designated route — the so- Responsible Sport (USa).
called geneva Peace trail (l’esprit de genève)
originally created to celebrate the centennial of
the nobel Prize itself in 2001 ; visiting important
historic locations, this family orientated event
will allow people to discover the reason why
geneva deserves to be called the Capital City
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Palestinian refugee writing on the israeli Security Fence.
Photo courtesy of images for Life project.
Organised in partnership with Club Diplomatique de genève (CDg), Foundation for geneva,
group agiR, geneva Welcome Centre, mandat international and UniTaR.
noBel Peace talk garDen Party
a unique opportunity to listen to a nobel Peace Taking place on the same day as Run for
laureate (possibly President Barack Obama) Peace, this is a chance for the public to get
invited to geneva as part of the Rendez-vous to know the work of international ngO and
mondiaux de genève (geneva Lecture Series) igO organisations : meet representatives
http://www.unitar.org/gls and exchange information about ongoing
Taking place after the nobel Peace Talk, will be guIDe to Peace
the Peace Dinner, attended by invited local and For mark this historic occasion we propose
international guests including representatives to publish an exhibition catalogue or guide
of Heads of State and a United nations to Peace, which would include all photos and
messenger of Peace such as the actor michael text from the exhibition including the history
Douglas. of geneva as a City for Peace and important
information relating to the global peace
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michael Douglas, actor and United nations messenger of Peace.
guest of honour
award-winning actor and producer michael “We still have a long distance to go in order to
Douglas was appointed a United nations achieve the lasting peace we inherently owe
messenger of Peace by Secretary-general kofi each other as inhabitants of this planet.”
annan in 1998.
as a messenger of Peace, he has focused his Un messenger of Peace
advocacy on disarmament, including nuclear
non-proliferation and stemming the spread of
small arms, as well as on human rights.
The iPB intends to invite mr. Douglas to officially
open making Peace in geneva.
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◊ Nobel peace
◊ peace Dinner
◊ Run for peace ◊ Run for peace
160’000 .- ◊ Garden party ◊ Garden party
120’000 .- ◊ exhibition ◊ exhibition ◊ exhibition
catalogue catalogue catalogue
80’000 .- ◊ educational ◊ educational ◊ educational ◊ educational
syllabus syllabus syllabus syllabus
40’000 .- ◊ Making peace ◊ Making peace ◊ Making peace ◊ Making peace ◊ Making peace
exhibition exhibition exhibition exhibition exhibition
(& internet site) (& internet site) (& internet site) (& internet site) (& internet site)
80’000.- 125’000.- 175’000.- 250’000.- N.A.
Peace Friend 15’000.- CHF
Peace Runner 30’000.- CHF
Peace Parent 50’000.- CHF
Peace Promoter 80’000.- CHF
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Peaceful demonstration against the Vietnam War. Washington D.C.1967.
Photo : marc Ribaud.
“We sincerely hope that the Making Peace programme will inspire ordinary people to make a
contribution to peace, however large or small, whether in Switzerland, Angola, Afghanistan or
InternatIonal Peace Bureau COnTaCT :
41, Rue de Zurich mr colin archer
1201 geneva iPB general Secretary
Switzerland T +41-22-731-6429
www.ipb.org F +41-22-738-9419
mr ashley Woods
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