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24 April marks the International Day of Multilateralism. On this occasion and as part of the global initiative #UN75, the United Nations Office at Geneva, in collaboration with the Graduate Institute, the University of Geneva, and Foraus, are organizing the virtual event "Multilateralism in the time of COVID-19".
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.