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Ignazio Cassis marks centenary of International Labour Organization with António Guterres and meets UN executive heads

10.05.2019 — Press release Mission Geneva
On 8 May 2019, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis travelled to Geneva to commemorate with António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The creation of the ILO and – in the same year – the League of Nations, marked the beginning of multilateralism in Geneva. The head of the FDFA took the opportunity to meet the 31 heads of the UN specialised agencies, which are holding a meeting from 8 to 10 May 2019 in Geneva.


Protecting cultural heritage in danger

25.04.2019 — Position Mission Geneva

To commemorate the 20 years anniversary of the 1999 Second Protocol, Switzerland hosts a conference on “Protecting Cultural Property: International Conference on the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention” scheduled to take place on 25-26 April 2019 in Geneva.


During the opening ceremony,  State Secretary Pascale Baeriswyl reiterated Switzerland's commitment to the consolidation of peace and cultural protection.



2.6 billion dollars for the population in Yemen

26.02.2019 — Press release Mission Geneva
On the occasion of the pledging conference that Switzerland organized in conjunction with Sweden and the UN to address the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, Switzerland has pledged 13.5 million for 2019. 


Romansh at UNOG

21.02.2019 — Local news Mission Geneva
Romansh was at the centre of the conference on multilingualism organised by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). On the occasion of the International Mother Language Day, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) recalls its commitment to linguistic diversity.


Switzerland strenghtens its host State policy

20.02.2019 — Press release Mission Geneva
The Federal Council approved the new message aimed at strengthening Switzerland's role as host country for the period 2020 to 2023 and took a further step towards the creation, with the canton and the city of Geneva, of the "Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator" foundation.


Humans at the centre of the digital era. Public and private sectors together for the use of technology for the benefit of the populations.

22.01.2019 — Local news Mission Geneva
The international Geneva ecosystem is an ideal breeding ground for developing new approaches in the digital field. Indeed, more than half of the institutions dealing with digital governance issues, including the United Nations, are based in Geneva. Also considered as a global centre for telecommunications, health, trade, intellectual property, human rights and labour, International Geneva plays a key role in the development of common transversal norms and standards promoting digital ethics.


International Geneva at the Cité des métiers 2018

25.11.2018 — Local news Mission Geneva
During 6 days, International Geneva was present at the Cité des métiers 2018 with a major stand dedicated to the sustainable development goals and jobs related to international cooperation. The event welcomed more that 90'000 people.


Global Health Campus

07.11.2018 — Local news Mission Geneva
Collaboration between organizations active in global health is strengthened. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, GAVI Vaccine Alliance, UNITAID, the Stop TB Partnership and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership are now working under the same roof.  


World Investment Forum 2018

22.10.2018 — Local news Mission Geneva
The World Investment Forum, a conference on sustainable investments, was held from 22 to 26 October at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Organized every two years by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the event brought together six thousand people around the role of finance in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.


2'000 runners trained for the Course de l'Escalade at the Palais des Nations

21.10.2018 — Local news Mission Geneva
For the 5th time in a row, the United Nations Office at Geneva opened the doors of the Ariana park to host one of the training sessions of the traditional Course de l'Escalade. This edition focused on health and integration, the health benefits for each individual as well as for the society as a whole.

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