L'oeil de la Genève Internationale
September 2023

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is opening the doors of its Palais Wilson headquarters on Saturday 30 September. Starting at 10 a.m., the day will provide an opportunity to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to learn more about the work of the OHCHR. Whether you're wondering about the Declaration's role in promoting human rights around the world, or you're a fan of history or cultural heritage, the OHCHR is planning a rich program of activities suitable for everyone, including the very young. For security reasons, you are invited to register and bring your ID with you. 

This event is supported by the Republic and State of Geneva. To mark this anniversary, the Vice-President of the State Council, Nathalie Fontanet, and the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, will address the public in the lobby of the Palais Wilson at around 11:25.

This majestic front view of the Palais Wilson, photographed by Luca Fascini, is part of the book "Genève internationale, 100 Years of Architecture" by Joëlle Kuntz. The history of this monument facing the lake, built between 1873 and 1875 by Geneva architect Jacques-Elisée Goss, is told here.