Discovering International Geneva

International Geneva offers various possibilities of guided tours and visits of its institutions and iconic buildings and places, including the following:

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School class during a visit at the Palais des Nations © Sigfredo Haro

Palais des Nations

The Palais des Nations, at the heart of International Geneva, has been the UN's European headquarters since 1946. It functions as a global diplomatic conference centre and operational base for a wide range of economic, social and human rights activities.

Over 120,000 visitors take a tour of the Palais des Nations each year to learn about the work of the UN and UN Office at Geneva and the famous Human Rights Council Chamber.

 Visiting the Palais des Nations

ICRC Museum

Geneva is the birthplace of the Red Cross Movement  and the humanitarian capital of the world. Dedicated to the work of the Movement's founder Henry Dunant, the Interntional Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent provides a unique opportunity to delve into the history of humanitarian action. Situated opposite the Palais des Nations, a museum tour is a perfect way to learn about the work of International Geneva.

UNHCR Visitors' Centre

Geneva is also the global headquarters of the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR). The UNHCR Visitors' Centre provides information on the plight of millions of refugees around the world and the agency's ongoing efforts to safeguard their rights and well-being. The Visitors' Centre, near the Palais des Nations, is one of the UN's most popular information centres, welcoming thousands of people from all over the world each year.

CERN

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is the world's largest particle physics laboratory and seeks to unlock the mysteries of the universe. CERN provides guided tours and permanent exhibitions, where you can explore the most important outstanding questions of modern physics, gain an understanding of the Higgs boson, and learn more about the organisation and the experiments conducted.

Visiting CERN

Guided tours for schools

The Foundation EDUKI seeks to promote education and raise young people's awareness about the work of international organisations and international cooperation. Its objective is to strengthen Switzerland's international standing and help establish lifelong links between international organisations and young people.

The EDUKI Foundation is in constant contact with international organisations and NGOs. It arranges visits, meetings and debates, provides information on various subjects, develops tools and supports activities created by or for school children and students.

Arranging visits, meetings or activities with EDUKI

 

 

 

Contact visits :

M. Samy Bensalem

Second Secretary

Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN

Media and communication

Rue de Varembé 9-11 / CP 194 1211 Geneva 20

Tel. +41 58 463 34 82

Mobile : +41 79 621 70 23

samy.bensalem @eda.admin.ch

 

Contact press and media :

Mme Paola Ceresetti

Spokesperson

Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN

Media and public relations

Rue de Varembé 9-11 / CP 1941211 Geneva 20

Tel. +41 58 482 24 23

Mobile : +41 79 240 19 18

paola.ceresetti@eda.admin.ch