World AIDS Day, December 1

A red ribbon with hands over a world map

World AIDS day is organised every year to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people living with this disease, remember those who lost their lives and be aware that even in 2021, there are still 38 400 000 people living with HIV (https://aidsinfo.unaids.org/). Here is a selection of titles that can bring you to better understand the origins and issues faced by people living with AIDS. 

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Geneva Peace Week: A look through our collections

The city of Geneva claims to be a capital of peace, and our Institute is located in the Maison de la Paix – no wonder peace in all its dimensions is a key theme in our collections. Peacebuilding, peace education, psychology of peace, pacifism, our books and films cover many aspects of a subject that remains high on the agenda. “Peace is possible” is the motto of the Geneva Peace Week this year (31 October-4 November 2022). To celebrate the event, we put a small selection of documents on display at the entrance of the Library.

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International Animation Day

Did you know that 28 October has been dedicated to animated films for over 20 years? This date was chosen in memory of the pioneer Emile Reynaud who projected the first animated film at the famous Musée Grévin, in Paris, on 28 October 1892, and it is now celebrated in nearly 40 countries. On this occasion, the Library highlights special works that enrich its collection.

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