Queens University Belfast – Agreement 25 Conference


21/4/23: The focus of the world was on Belfast this week as global political leaders past and present arrived in Belfast to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (B/GFA) in April.

The three-day conference was hosted by Queen's University Belfast in partnership with the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils, the Council on Competitiveness, Women in Business, Politics in Action, Commission for Victims and Survivors, the Lyric Theatre as well as Hillsborough Castle, where supporting events will also take place, including a programme for schools.

Former President of the United States, President Bill Clinton, and the Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast, Secretary Hillary R. Clinton, were among the global leaders participating in an international conference to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement at Queen’s University.

Watch the events again or read Queen’s special Staff Blog series featuring thoughts and reflections from a range of Queen's University Belfast leaders and experts on the progress of the past 25 years, as well as on the significance of the Agreement 25 conference and the University's role in helping to shape a better future locally and globally

Glencree’s CEO Naoimh McNamee and Pat Hynes and Terri O’Brien from the Political Dialogue Programme team were delighted to attend this momentous occasion culminating in a dinner in Hillsborough Castle on Wednesday evening.

The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation has been a central player in facilitating dialogue between all the key players involved in the lead up to the Good Friday Agreement, and continues to work to maintain peace on the island on an ongoing basis since then, and especially post-Brexit.


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Glencree Media Contact: Valerie Ringrose Fitzsimons | 086 3771020 | Valerie.fitzsimons@glencree.ie