L'oeil de la Genève Internationale

Every week, discover a theme of International Geneva’s current events linked to an image of a renowned photographer.

 

2018

On 7 February 2018, Plan International will launch the Girls' Rights are Human Rights major report and a wide-ranging Girls’ Rights Platform. Plan International is an international NGO, active in 75 countries worldwide, that works to advance children’s rights and equality for girls. 

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2017

The UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is the world's largest neutral multistakeholder forum that promotes discussion and dialogue on digitisation. It was convened for the first time in 2006 by the UN Secretary-General. Since then, every year 2000 to 3000 representatives from governments, international organizations, business, civil society, the technical sector and academia from all over the world participate in the IGF. The program is defined by the wider internet community through a "bottom-up" process.

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The European Union is a winner of the 3rd edition of the Geneva Engage Awards, as the top permanent mission in its social media outreach and engagement. According to the methodology behind the Geneva Engage Awards, DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform analysed social media activities of organisations and permanent missions in International Geneva and their engagement with the Internet public.

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From Guyana in South America to Makati in the Philippines (and many other places in between) filmmakers from around the globe will soon showcase their skills as cinematographers at the Global Migration Film Festival.

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The International Solidarity Division of the Canton of Geneva and the University of Geneva Hospitals (HUG) are hosting a joint panel discussion on the topic of "The Fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases", Tuesday 28 November at 18h30 at HUG. Mr François Longchamp, President of the Geneva Council of State, will officially open the event.

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The tenth annual meeting of UNECE's Working Group on Ageing will take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 23-24 November 2017.

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CERN is one of the world's leading laboratories for particle physics. At CERN, physicists and engineers use the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments to understand the fundamental structure and origins of the universe.

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In his address to Members of the UN Security Council on 10 January 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said, "Prevention is not merely a priority, but the priority.

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The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and The Economist will organise on Thursday 02 November a conference about The Future of Work (Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la Paix, 17:00-19:30).

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The sixty-eight session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is held at the Palais des Nations from 23 October to 17 November 2017. Adopted by the United Nations in 1979, the CEDAW is the most important human rights treaty for women. The Convention currently has 189 states parties.

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In celebration of 25 years of "Changing finance and financing change", the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is convening the sustainable finance community at a series of five Regional Roundtables.

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Accelerate2030 is a cross-border scaling program for positive social and environmental impact launched by Impact Hub Geneva in 2016 with UNDP as the founding partner.

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The Palais des Nations will open its doors to the public on Saturday 7 October, prior to a five-year-long renovation of the complex. Originally built in the 1930s, this symbol of Geneva's diplomatic power has never been fully renovated. The open day will feature unique interactive and educational activities, presented by key members of international Geneva.

Interaction and dialogue with UN staff will be the common theme of the open day. A series of booths scattered around the Palais will highlight the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and 2030 Agenda.

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Government representatives will gather in Geneva, from 24 to 29 September 2017, for the first meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

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The seventy-fifth session of the Global Forum for Road Traffic Safety will be held at the Palais des Nations on 19-22 September 2017.

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Launch of the report of the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace - 14 September 2017, Maison de la Paix, Geneva. More information here. 

A self-taught photographer, Newsha Tavakolian began working professionally in the Iranian press at the age of 16.

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On 5th September, the International Commission of Jurists and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies will co-organize a public conference: Elements of a treaty on business and human rights.

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The 20th edition of the Fête de la Presse & de la Communication, organized by the Geneva Press Club, will take place on 31 August at La Pastorale. Since its creation in 1997, the Geneva Press Club has hosted over 30 heads of states or prime ministers, and organised numerous events, including around a hundred press conferences with ambassadors and world leaders, among them Fidel Castro, Kofi Annan, Henry Kissinger and the Dalai Lama.

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The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will meet from 14 to 31 August at the Palais des Nations. The CRPD is one of the ten UN human rights treaty bodies.  These bodies are made of independent experts in charge of monitoring the implementation of major human rights treaties. In the case of the CRPD, the treaty is the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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