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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Global Media and Information Literacy Week (24-31 October)

Library display for media and information literacy week 2022

Information literacy is an important subject for librarians and researchers. The ability to use digital tools to search for information and apply critical thinking skills to evaluate sources is absolutely necessary in our interconnected world. The theme set by UNESCO for this year’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week (October 24-31) is “Nurturing trust: a media and information literacy imperative”. Here is a short selection complementing the thematic exhibition at the entrance of the Library.

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Sustainability Initiative Days, 17-21 October 2022: A Look Through our Collections

Library display - books, dvds and posters on sustainability

The environment and sustainable development belong to the main topics covered by the Library over the past decades. Our dedicated collection is characterised by a large scope of subjects and perspectives of study, covering topics like climate change, natural resources and conflict, among others. The Sustainability Initiative Days are taking place from October 17 to 21 at the Institute. To celebrate the event, we put a small selection of titles on display at the entrance of the Library.

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Celebrating Democracy Week, October 1-8

Construire la démocratie - du 1er au 8 octobre 2022

“Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” So said Winston S. Churchill, at the House of Commons on 11th November 1947. At the end of the Cold War, Francis Fukuyama thought that Western liberal democracy would become the universal form of government. This point of view seems quite idealistic today, as democracy is facing many threats. Here is a selection by Catherine Brendow.

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