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A nurse holds a newborn baby at a maternity facility in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 21, 2020. By photographer Adek Berry / AFP.

22 April 2020

Inauguration of a medical centre donated by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to isolate and treat patients tested with COVID-19, at the Seyni Kountche stadium in Niamey, Niger, on 17 April 2020. By photographer Nicolas Réméné / AFP.

20 April 2020

A consultation at the Lyttelton Sports Centre in Pretoria on 16 April 2020 where temporary shelter is being provided for homeless people amid the COVID-19 coronavirus situation in South Africa. By photographer Phill Magakoe / AFP.



17 April 2020

A health worker prepares the Chennai Trade Centre which will soon be converted into a 600-bed isolation ward, Chennai, India on 14 April 2020, by Arun SANKAR / AFP

15 April 2020

A patient in consultation with healthcare workers before being tested for Coronavirus COVID-19 at the Schotsche Kloof Civic Centre in the historical Bo-Kaap district of Cape Town, South Africa, on 7 April. By photographer Barry Christianson / AFP

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8 April 2020

From 3 to 5 April, the virtual hackathon #VersusVirus, under the patronage of the Federal Department of Home Affairs, will bring together researchers, experts technology specialists, and co-citizens from all over Switzerland to develop innovative solutions in dealing with and against the coronavirus COVID-19 and its consequences on our society.

30 March 2020

On 25 March UNEP Financial Initiative invites you to join the webinar: "Introduction to Financing a Circular Economy." This online presentation will provide insight into the transition towards a circular economy and how to accelerate its financing.

23 March 2020

3 March marks World Wildlife Day. Under this year’s theme « Sustaining all life on earth » CITES Secretariat within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network organizes the panel discussion « Biodiversity loss, wildlife, people and sustainable use ». Starting at 9.30, at Palais des Nations, the panel will be followed by a film screening.

2 March 2020

To mark its 75th anniversary, the United Nations is launching the global conversation UN75 on the role of global cooperation in building the future we want by 2045. On 25 February at the Graduate Institute, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres will listen to the views and ideas of 6 youth leaders, and then he will welcome comments from the floor and through social media.

24 February 2020

On 18 February, Professor Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary-General, presented a conference about « Climate Change and Disasters » at the Faculty of Law of Geneva. According to WMO, « the 2017 hurricane season in the Caribbean was unprecedented.

17 February 2020

From 15 to 21 February, the Geneva International Model United Nations (GIMUN) will hold its Annual Conference under the theme « 100 years of Multilateralism. The Past, Present, and Future.» Recruited delegates, interpreters, ambassadors, journalists, chairs, and translators will simulate six committees of the UN and other international organizations.

10 February 2020

75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, UNOG presents the documentary film "The Accountant of Auschwitz" by Matthew Shoychet. The screening will take place at the Empire Cinema on Tuesday, 4 February 2020 at 7 p.m.

3 February 2020

For the 5th time, the Geneva Internet Platform will confer the Geneva Engage Awards to International Geneva actors who have made the most innovative and efficient use of social media. The awards will be presented on 29 January, preceded by the conference "Online Participation: Towards Sustainable and Engaging Conferences". The event will be held at WMO with the possibility of participating online.

27 January 2020

This year, the World Economic Forum (WEF) celebrates its 50th anniversary. From 21 to 24 January 2020, the Davos Forum will bring together “stakeholders for a cohesive and sustainable world”.

20 January 2020


From 16 to 18 December 2019, the UNHCR and the Government of Switzerland will jointly host in Geneva the first-ever Global Refugee Forum (GRF). The two-day global conference is the first gathering at the Ministerial level to follow up on the practical implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees. 

16 December 2019

The Young Activists Summit "Women and Girls Driving Progress" will be held on 10 December 2019 at the Palais des Nations on the occasion of Human Rights Day. This Summit will bring together six young female activists.

9 December 2019

From 4 to 12 December 2019, the Humanitarian Trail is like an open-space museum featuring walking routes between landmarks that are rich in history and symbolism, with temporary exhibitions and events to experience along the way, all based on the themes of the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

2 December 2019

The Geneva Environment Network (GEN) is a cooperative partnership of more than 100 environmental and sustainable development organizations based in the Geneva region. To mark GEN’s 20th anniversary, a special PechaKucha Night and High-Level Discussion on the role of Geneva in placing the environment on the highest political agenda will be organized on 25 and 26 November 2019 at the International Environment House II.

25 November 2019

According to the World Health Organization, two billion people still do not have basic sanitation facilities. How do governments and organisations address this sanitation crisis? On 19 November, the "Toilet Revolution" event, organized by Heidi News and the Graduate Institute with the support of  the Toilet Board Coalition and UN-Water. will focus on digital health innovations in the field of sanitation and will shed light on organisations based in Geneva working to improve the global sanitation landscape.

18 November 2019