Meetings and congresses

Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau

A Diplomatic Center - The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)

Geneva

Genf: La Terrasse

Genf: La Terrasse

Genf

Genf

Genf: Tunnel

Genf: Tunnel

Genf: Route de Meyrin

Genf: Route de Meyrin

Genf

Genf

Genf: A1 - La Praille dir Acacias

Genf: A1 - La Praille dir Acacias

Genf: A1 - Vengeron - dir. Lausanne

Genf: A1 - Vengeron - dir. Lausanne

Genf: Lac Leman, depuis le Vengeron

Genf: Lac Leman, depuis le Vengeron

Genf: Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Genf: Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Genf: Pont de la Machine

Genf: Pont de la Machine

The symbol of International Geneva. The Palais des Nations (United Nations Office at Geneva - UNOG), built between 1929 and 1936, is the European headquarters of the United Nations. This centre of world diplomacy welcomes more than 25,000 delegates every year. A great number of artworks are displayed in its rooms. The building can be visited every day.

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Language:
de, en, fr, it, es, nl, pt

Duration:
1/2 day

Persons:
15 - 100

Cost:
Yes

Season:
Whole year

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Geneva originally built the Palais des Nations for the League of Nations founded in 1919. After the second World War and the dissolution of the League, the building was ready to welcome the European seat of the newly constituted United Nations (UNO). It is the second largest UN centre, the first being the headquarters in New York, and as large as the Versailles Palace.

Amongst the many works of art, the most amazing is probably the ceiling of the ‘Human Rights and Alliance for Civilisation Room’ painted by the artist Miquel Barcelò and donated by the Spanish government.

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