Visit the Palais des Nations, home of the United Nations Office at Geneva
The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), housed at the Palais des Nations, is one of the most active centres for multilateral diplomacy in the world.
Walk in the chambers where many important historical negotiations took place, discover the incredible gifts presented by various countries to the UN at Geneva or learn about the Palais des Nation's history and the UN's current activities. Whether you are interested in politics and history, or simply want to enjoy a walk in one of Geneva's most beautiful parks, these various guided tours proposed by UNOG and available in different languages are a great way to explore all these aspects.
Learn about CERN & its experiments through guided tours & exhibitions
What are the great questions of contemporary physics? What is the Higgs Boson and what does it tell us about the origins of the universe? What is the role of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), its focus and objectives? What are the experiments conducted on its premises?
CERN invites the public to discover the mysteries of the universe and the work of the world's biggest physics laboratory through free of charge guided tours and permanent exhibitions.
Discover the William Rappard Centre, home of the World Trade Organization (WTO)
Built between 1923 and 1926, the Centre William Rappard was the first building in Geneva designed to house an international organization, the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO left the building in 1975 for its new headquarters. It then hosted the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the library of the Graduate Institute of International Studies (IUHEI) and the Secretariat of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).
In 1995, the Centre William Rappard became the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum's permanent exhibition "The Humanitarian Adventure" offers visitors a unique opportunity to learn more about the history and current challenges of humanitarian action.
Located next to the ICRC headquarters in Geneva, the Museum reflects on the major challenges of today's world: Defending human dignity, Restoring family links, Reducing natural risks. These three separate areas were developed by renowned architects from different regions of the world.
An interactive chronology also presents 150 years of humanitarian history, and visitors can track Red Cross and Red Crescent operations around the globe. Visitors can also discover temporary exhibitions at the Museum.
UNHCR’s Visitor Centre welcomes thousands of people from all over the world every year. Although its home outside our Geneva headquarters may be small, the centre has a big heart and a proud history.
Inside, our staff and exhibition space inform visitors about the plight of refugees, as well as UNHCR’s tireless efforts to protect them. We have welcomed government delegations, academics, students, aid workers and the public, and are happy to organise presentations or lectures for groups by appointment.