Every week, discover a theme of International Geneva’s current events linked to an image of a renowned photographer.
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its forum, which is being held from 8 to 12 April under the theme "Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainable Development Goals." Here, a journalist from Agence France Presse dictates his article during the 2001 Conference for Peace and National Unity in Afghanistan in Peshawar, Pakistan.
To mark International Day of Mine Awareness, GICHD is launching the exhibition "Life of Mine". The exhibition will be inaugurated at the Rotonde du Mont Blanc on April 4 from 13h30-14h30 and will travel to more than 20 countries. A digital version of the exhibition will be available at www.lifeofmine.org
The World Wide Web was invented 30 years ago (Web@30). This picture was taken by documentary photographer Andri Pol. It is part of a unique portrait of the organization entitled "Inside CERN" published at Lars Müller Publishers in 2014.
The Association of Accredited Correspondents at the United Nations (ACANU) celebrates its 70th anniversary. As part of its celebrations, a photo exhibition retracing some of the great moments in the history of international relations is on display at the Palais des Nations until 28 February.
The EFTA Council meets on 5 February 2019 in Geneva, chaired this semester by Liechtenstein. Taken on 4 January 1960, this picture shows Gottlieb Gut, Swiss Ambassador, signing the EFTA Convention in Stockholm.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) celebrates 70 years! Born out of two World Wars, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is just as powerfully relevant as it was on the day it was signed, back in 1948.
Grand Finale Demo Day for Collaborate for Social Impact (C4SI) on 24th November, 2018: young innovators from all walks of life will present innovative solutions to various challenges faced by international and non-governmental organizations.
C4SI is a flagship program under Just Innovate which aims to tackle a range of local and global challenges sourced from leading international affairs and development organizations.
In the face of an ever more turbulent world and ever stronger calls to action, Geneva Peace Week (5 – 9 November) stimulates discussion about peaceful solutions for the growing risk of violent conflict in its many forms.
Collective security and peace practice represent a rich tapestry of challenges and achievements, as well as devastating failures.
Louis Appia, 1818–1898: Humanitarian pioneer and co-founder of the Red Cross This year marks the bicentennial of the birth of the war surgeon Louis Appia. Born in Hanau, he studied in Germany and practiced as a doctor in Geneva from 1849. He earned his place in history by issuing an appeal for help for the wounded of the war in Italy, on 13 May 1859, nine weeks before Henry Dunant.
Global Advocates for Justice and Human Rights: the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) - 60 years in Geneva! 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the arrival of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in Geneva on the initiative of the great Swiss jurist Jean-Flavien Lalive, who was Secretary General of the Organization in 1958.