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Geneva Dialogue on Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace

26.11.2020 — Local news Mission Geneva
Cybersecurity and trust is a precondition for benefitting from the digital transformation. The Geneva Dialogue convenes governments, industry actors, civil society and academia to implement internationally recognized norms to achieve greater security and stability in cyberspace.



Launch of the Swiss initiative 2050Today for a reduction of CO2 emissions in International Geneva

27.10.2020 — Local news Mission Geneva
In partnership with the United Nations, 2050Today brings together a community of international Geneva institutions determined to ensure a quick, continuous and measurable reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of their own institutions. By sharing experiences, solutions and practices members of the community foster and facilitate the implementation of efficient measures with a sense of solidarity and cooperation. As primary advocate and responsible for a multilateral and inclusive climate action, permanent missions, UN institutions and other entities of international Geneva want to lead by example.


The UN celebrates its 75th anniversary

24.10.2020 — Local news Mission Geneva
The Palais des Nations and the Jet d'eau in Geneva, among more than 180 emblematic buildings and monuments in Europe, have been illuminated in blue on the evening of Saturday, 24 October to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations (UN).


The Presidents of the Federal Chambers visiting International Geneva

14.10.2020 — Local news Mission Geneva
The President of the National Council Isabelle Moret and the President of the Council of States Hans Stöckli travelled to Geneva for a two-day visit to the institutions of International Geneva. Amongst others, they met the heads of ICRC, UNOG, WHO and WEF. 



Switzerland and OHCHR stress importance of freedom of the press and freedom of opinion and expression

01.09.2020 — Local news Mission Geneva
Around the world, the work of journalists has become more difficult in recent years. In many places, press freedom is being restricted. Under the heading of ‘Journalists at risk - Let's protect media freedom!’, President Simonetta Sommaruga and Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, issued a joint invitation to an event in Geneva, providing a platform for journalists concerned.


Switzerland celebrates 75 years of the United Nations

26.06.2020 — Local news Mission Geneva

On 26 June 2020, the United Nations celebrated the 75th anniversary of the adoption of its Charter. On this occasion, Switzerland wished to pay tribute to its fundamental role in international cooperation and the construction of the future by offering a gift in the form of an ephemeral eco-responsible fresco by the artist SAYPE. The artwork, a symbol of collaboration on future challenges, will brighten up the park of the Palais des Nations for several weeks.

 


Restart of the Jet d'eau: Geneva regains its symbol

11.06.2020 — Local news Mission Geneva
Out of service since March 20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jet d'eau is again operative. It was restarted by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), together with Ms. Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. A symbolic gesture to mark the importance of international cooperation in the fight against the pandemic, made at the invitation of Antonio Hodgers, President of the State Council, and Christian Brunier, Director General of Services Industriels de Genève (SIG).



73rd World Health Assembly

18.05.2020 — Press release Mission Geneva
This year’s World Health Assembly is taking place under special circumstances; due to the COVID-19 pandemic it is a virtual event with a reduced agenda. President Simonetta Sommaruga represented Switzerland at the World Health Organization conference on Monday, 18 May. Ms Sommaruga commended the work of the Geneva-based organisation and gave an assurance of Switzerland’s support.


Geneva Airport dedicates its protocol salon to Kofi Annan

08.04.2020 — Press release Mission Geneva
Today, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, would have been 82 years old. On this occasion, Geneva Airport announces that its protocol lounge will be renamed "Espace Kofi Annan." This gesture honours a man who unceasingly fought for international cooperation to tackle global challenges, something which has never been more relevant than today, given the global crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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