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The Presidents of the Federal Chambers visiting International Geneva

14.10.2020 — Local news Mission Geneva
The President of the National Council Isabelle Moret and the President of the Council of States Hans Stöckli travelled to Geneva for a two-day visit to the institutions of International Geneva. Amongst others, they met the heads of ICRC, UNOG, WHO and WEF. 



Switzerland and OHCHR stress importance of freedom of the press and freedom of opinion and expression

01.09.2020 — Local news Mission Geneva
Around the world, the work of journalists has become more difficult in recent years. In many places, press freedom is being restricted. Under the heading of ‘Journalists at risk - Let's protect media freedom!’, President Simonetta Sommaruga and Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, issued a joint invitation to an event in Geneva, providing a platform for journalists concerned.


Switzerland celebrates 75 years of the United Nations

26.06.2020 — Local news Mission Geneva

On 26 June 2020, the United Nations celebrated the 75th anniversary of the adoption of its Charter. On this occasion, Switzerland wished to pay tribute to its fundamental role in international cooperation and the construction of the future by offering a gift in the form of an ephemeral eco-responsible fresco by the artist SAYPE. The artwork, a symbol of collaboration on future challenges, will brighten up the park of the Palais des Nations for several weeks.

 


Restart of the Jet d'eau: Geneva regains its symbol

11.06.2020 — Local news Mission Geneva
Out of service since March 20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jet d'eau is again operative. It was restarted by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), together with Ms. Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. A symbolic gesture to mark the importance of international cooperation in the fight against the pandemic, made at the invitation of Antonio Hodgers, President of the State Council, and Christian Brunier, Director General of Services Industriels de Genève (SIG).



73rd World Health Assembly

18.05.2020 — Press release Mission Geneva
This year’s World Health Assembly is taking place under special circumstances; due to the COVID-19 pandemic it is a virtual event with a reduced agenda. President Simonetta Sommaruga represented Switzerland at the World Health Organization conference on Monday, 18 May. Ms Sommaruga commended the work of the Geneva-based organisation and gave an assurance of Switzerland’s support.


Geneva Airport dedicates its protocol salon to Kofi Annan

08.04.2020 — Press release Mission Geneva
Today, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, would have been 82 years old. On this occasion, Geneva Airport announces that its protocol lounge will be renamed "Espace Kofi Annan." This gesture honours a man who unceasingly fought for international cooperation to tackle global challenges, something which has never been more relevant than today, given the global crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic.


New coronavirus COVID-19

27.02.2020 — Local news Mission Geneva
For information on the new coronavirus COVID-19, the current situation in Switzerland and preventive measures against it, the  reference sites to consult are the following:


Switzerland at the vanguard of human rights

25.02.2020 — Press release Mission Geneva
2019 marked 100 years of multilateralism in Geneva, one of the key themes of which is the protection of human rights. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, whose Charter places fundamental rights and human dignity at the heart of efforts to ensure peace and sustainable development. "Reaffirming, promoting and defending these common values is a task for all of us," said Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis at the opening of the spring session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 24 February 2020.


Geneva meets Davos for global good

22.01.2020 — Press release Mission Geneva
Big crowds at the “Geneva Day” hosted by the House of Switzerland in Davos on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. Conceived as a meeting point between global governance institutions and WEF participants, the “Geneva Day” explored new paths for international cooperation to advance sustainable and inclusive development.


"Geneva Day" at the World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos

06.01.2020 — Local news Mission Geneva
The Annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos will convene leaders from business, academia, government, international organizations and civil society to build a “more coherent and sustainable world”. Leaders will flock to the Swiss village to explore new ideas and learn about new developments that will affect their organisations. For the second time, the Swiss Confederation will contribute to the discussions with a “House of Switzerland” (HoS), which will serve as the base of the Swiss delegation as well as a platform where debates on global issues will be held.

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