Every week, discover a theme of International Geneva’s current events linked to an image of a renowned photographer.
In the framework of the series of discussions "Connect with the GENvironment, Friday conversations with an environmental expert," the Geneva Environment Network (GEN) invites you on 14 May to meet Alice Tipping, Lead, Fisheries Subsidies at the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Photographer Nanna Heitmann immortalized those fish caught by ice fishermen in 2019.
On 11 May 2021, to mark the 150th anniversary of the Central Tracing Agency (CTA), the ICRC and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) organize the high-level online discussion "Transforming the global response for missing persons" with the participation of Ignazio Cassis, Federal Councilor, and head of the FDFA and Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC. This moving scene of a reunited family took place in July 2016 in the Makamba province, Burundi.
From 12 to 15 April 2021, the "Global Forum for Responsible Recruitment" will convene global players with a multi-sectoral approach to enhance fair, ethical, and responsible recruitment of migrant workers. Patrick Zachmann pictured this scene above at "La Cravate Solidaire," an association that trains jobseekers before recruiting interviews. Here an advisor teaches how to tie a tie.
For the release of the French version of its very first report "Playing with Lives: Cyberattacks on Healthcare are Attacks on People", the CyberPeace Institute organizes a virtual seminar on 30 March 2021. This image of doctors and nurses treating a suspected COVID-19 patient, was taken by Magnum photographer Lorenzo Meloni at the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo, Italy on 23 March 2020.
From 22 February to 23 March, the Human Rights Council holds its 46th regular session. United Nations' highest body dedicated to the protection and promotion of Human Rights will notably address racism, poverty, children's rights, and the rights of people with disabilities. You may watch the session live on UN Web tv.
On 18 February 2021, the Geneva Internet Platform invites you to the 6th Geneva Engage Awards online ceremony. Besides the three prizes granted for social media outreach and online engagement, a new award will be given for innovative and effective approaches to conducting remote meetings.
The Office of International Geneva wishes you a great start to 2021!
On 15 November 1920, the Reformation Hall hosted the first assembly of the League of Nations. A brass band marches in front of its doors. To close the centenary of this event, we invite you to revisit the exhibition set up by UNOG with the support of the Canton:
Based in Geneva, the International alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict areas (ALIPH) is the only global fund exclusively dedicated to the protection and rehabilitation of cultural heritage in conflict in post-conflict areas. After two years of operation, it is now financing over 100 projects in 22 countries for more than 35 million USD.
The International Migration Organization (IOM) is holding its 111 Council Session from 24 to 27 November 2020. Magnum member Moises Saman took this image of refugees crossing the border between Syria and Iraq, and heading to Bardarash Camp aboard a bus operated by IOM, on 1 November 2019.
On 20 November 2020, the Young Activists Summit (#YAS20) will shine a spotlight on seven young activists who are advancing climate action, biodiversity, human rights, sustainable and ethical fashion issues.