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10 April 2018, Whitla Hall Belfast

Building Peace: The Belfast/Good Friday agreement 20 years on.

Key figures from the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement period are gathering at Queen’s University Belfast to mark the Agreement's 20th Anniversary.

The Building Peace event organised by the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen's, is the only one of its kind to gather together so many of the key influencers on the Good Friday Agreement to mark its 20-year anniversary.

Building Peace: The Belfast Good Friday Agreement 20 Years On

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"I believe there’s no such thing as a conflict that can’t be ended. They’re created and sustained by human beings. They can be ended by human beings. No matter how ancient the conflict, no matter how hateful, no matter how hurtful, peace can prevail."

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