Ninth edition of the Geneva Lecture Series

"A Civil Peace by Civil Society - Tunisian Experiences for the Future of the Region" with the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, Nobel Peace Prize laureate 2015


Ms. Ouided Bouchamaoui, President of the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts
Mr. Hocine Abassi, Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union
Mr. Abessatar Ben Moussa, President of the Tunisian Human Rights League
Mr. Fadhel Mahfoudh, President of the Tunisian Order of Lawyers


Dr. Ghassan Salamé, Professor Emeritus of Sciences Po. Paris, Former Lebanese Minister of Culture

Thursday, 21 April 2016 at 16:00 / Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room (Room XX)

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) are organizing a series of open lectures on a regular basis at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, entitled The Geneva Lecture Series. The lectures aim to foster awareness of a number of pressing global challenges among audiences in Geneva and beyond, with a focus on how each individual can contribute to resolving such challenges (Concept Note). 

The ninth lecture, delivered by the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, on the topic "A Civil peace by civil society - Tunisian experiences for the future of the region" will take place on Thursday, 21 April 2016 from 16:00 to 18:00 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Following the remarks, the public will be invited to participate in a debate moderated by Dr. Ghassan Salamé, Professor Emeritus of Sciences Po. Paris, Former Lebanese Minister of Culture. Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Arabic will be available for the duration of the whole event. 

For those not able to attend the conference, please note that the event will also be broadcast live on


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