Jul 3, 2022 | Nationwide News

(Prof Ian Greer, President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University, pictured with Queen’s Chancellor, Secretary Hillary Clinton.)

Queen’s University Belfast will host an international conference next year to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, following the success of Building Peace Conference that marked the 20th anniversary of the Agreement in 2018.

The conference, which will be organised jointly by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice and the University’s Public Engagement Directorate, will take place on 17-18 April 2023.

Announcing the event, President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University, Prof Ian Greer, said: “We are privileged to again mark such an important anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, which will pay tribute to the significant achievements of the then local political leaders and the Governments of the UK, Ireland, and the USA.

“This two-day event will provide an opportunity for dialogue and reflection on the success of the peace process alongside a timely debate on how we as a community take the next steps to building a shared future which focuses on delivering socioeconomic progress for everyone.”

Queen’s Chancellor, Secretary Hillary Clinton, said: “It is fitting that Queen’s University Belfast will again host a major international event to mark the anniversary of the 1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement.

“In April 2023, we can rightly reflect on the significant achievements made since 1998. More importantly, we can discuss how we shape what the next 25 years of life in the region will look like. Our students and alumni at Queen’s are well placed not only to contribute to that discussion, but also to lead the way in building a better future for everyone in our community.” The final programme for the event will be announced in early 2023.

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