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Initiatives of Change Switzerland
Tuesday, 15. January 2019
Human Library, November 2018, Geneva

On 7 November 2018, 75 people participated in the latest event in IofC Switzerland’s Enriching Encounters series, which took place in the UN Library in Geneva. ‘Peacebuilders – Voices from local communities’ was co-organized with the Library, as part of the fifth Geneva Peace Week.

Monday, 14. January 2019

After six years of modelling, inspiring and enabling child participation, the CATS Programme has come to an end.

Monday, 17. December 2018
Tolerance Day, Geneva, IofC Switzerland, UN

On the International Day of Tolerance, Initiatives of Change, who received the Ousseimi Prize on Tolerance in 2014, was invited to contribute to a panel discussion hosted by the UN Library in Geneva on “Solidarity, Dialogue and Tolerance among Nations: towards a culture of Peace”.

Monday, 17. December 2018
Caux Building

As a support to the Communications Department, IofC Switzerland is looking for a Communications Assistant (50%), based in Geneva and Caux during the Caux Forum. If you are passionate about multimedia production, enjoy social media and are ready to work in a dynamic team, we want to hear from you!

Friday, 14. December 2018
Caux Palace, rental

Seize the opportunity to organize an unforgettable event, a retreat, seminar or meeting for groups of 20 or more people! The 2019 Caux Forum will finish earlier so the Caux Conference and Seminar Centre will be available for rent. We invite you to spend a summer getaway in Caux, an extraordinary place of inspiration and encounter.

Monday, 10. December 2018
CCHN, frontline

Professional skills are not enough, according to four frontline negotiators who took part in a human library event co-organized by the Competence Centre on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) and Initiatives of Change Switzerland. Strong human and interpersonal skills, and even empathy and love, are also essential.

Tuesday, 4. December 2018
Geneva Peace Talks 2018, UN

The 6th edition of the Geneva Peace Talks, on 21 September 2018, had the theme of ‘Peace beyond Borders’. In previous years, Initiatives of Change has provided speakers, but this year it was asked to co-moderate the event. Initiatives of Change (IofC) has built up a bit of a reputation in international Geneva for doing events differently by focusing more on personal stories and offering opportunities for interpersonal connection and even (crazy as it may sound) silence.

Monday, 3. December 2018
CDLS, Climate Change

The conference is expected to finalize the rules for implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change under the Paris Agreement work programme (PAWP). It will also include a number of high-level events, mandated events, action events and roundtables. One of those events will be organized by the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security (CDLS) team together with the World Agroforesty Centre and hosted by the African Development Bank.

Friday, 16. November 2018
JG 2017 panel

The purpose of the mission, consists of the organisation and coordination of a yearly event/conference positioned during the Caux Forum in the international conference centre of Caux (Vaud), under the general title “Just Governance for Human Security”.

Friday, 16. November 2018

Be part of the Caux Forum communications team this summer and gain valuable experience while broadening your network!

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