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Queen's to host conference to mark 25th anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

President and vice-chancellor of Queen’s University Professor Ian Greer and Queen’s Chancellor Secretary Hillary Clinton

QUEEN’S University Belfast plans to host a major international conference next year to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

Next April's two-day event will be organised jointly by the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice and the university’s Public Engagement Directorate,

The university's Building Peace Conference to mark the 20th anniversary of 1998 accord brought together the main architects of the agreement and gained extensive media coverage.

Queen’s Chancellor Secretary Hillary Clinton said the university continued to play a role in the development of peace and reconciliation initiative.

"In April 2023, 25 years after the agreement, we can rightly reflect on the significant achievements made since 1998," she said.

"More importantly, we can discuss how we shape what the next 25 years of life in the region will look like."

The final programme for the conference will be announced early next year.

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