Triple exhibition for the centenary of multilateralism in Geneva

Local news, 08.10.2019

The United Nations Office at Geneva, the International Committe of the Red Cross and the Martin Bodmer foundation collaborate for a triple exhibition to celebrate 100 years of multilateral diplomacy in Geneva.

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Original copy of one of the Geneva Conventions © FDFA


Exhibition"War and Peace"

The War and Peace Exhibition, organized in partnership with the United Nations (UN Geneva) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is dedicated to the timeless realities of war, and the peace that must follow. This exhibition is organized in three stages: the origin of wars, the time of destruction and the peace process. 

It presents narrations and documents from literature, fine art, different religions, philosophy, diplomacy and the humanitarian and political world. With the help of literary works, propaganda posters, pictures, engravings and archival material, the exhibition aims to inform visitors on the everlasting dialogue between man’s warlike nature and his deep desire for peace.

Dates : October 5th 2019 to March 1st 2020

Place: Fondation Martin Bodmer


Exhibition "100 Years of Multilateralism in Geneva"

Presenting unique documents coming from the UN archives, the exhibition explores the evolution of the multilateral system since the creation of the League of Nations to the work of the United Nations today.

It outlines the contours of multilateralism and highlights the exceptional role that Geneva plays on the international level, while revealing some of the little-known aspects of multilateral diplomacy. The documents exhibited invite visitors both to understand the place of multilateralism in the functioning of the contemporary international system and start thinking about its evolution and future.

Dates : October 8th 2019 to April 30th 2020

Place: United Nations Geneva Museum, Palais des Nations

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Mrs. Tatiana Valovaya, Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva, M. Prof. Jacques Berchtold, Director of the Martin Bodmer, Mrs Nane Annan, Member of the Board of the Kofi Annan Foundation and Amb. Valentin Zellweger, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN in Geneva, inaugurate the exhibition "100 Years of Multilateralism in Geneva" at the Palais des Nations © FDFA

Exhibition « 150 years of the International Review of the Red Cross »

Dating back to 1869, the International Review of the Red Cross is the oldest publication devoted to international humanitarian law, policy and action. The exhibition highlights the role of the Review in disseminating progress in international law related to armed conflict and innovation in humanitarian response over the past 150 years. It invites visitors to delve into the more than 110,000 pages that form the rich history of the journal with two questions in mind–can a publication change the course of history? Is this explosion of words more powerful than the explosion of bombs in the wars humankind continues to wage?

Dates : October 17th 2019 to April 30th 2020

Place: Humanitarium of the Red Cross Museum