Every week, discover a theme of International Geneva’s current events linked to an image of a renowned photographer.
From 5 October 2019 to 1 March 2020, the Bodmer Foundation presents the War and Peace exhibition, organized in partnership with the UNOG and the ICRC. Trough the rare items from the patrimonies of the Bodmer Foundation and the partner institutions, the exhibition aims to inform visitors on the everlasting dialogue between man’s warlike nature and his deep desire for peace.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, the ICRC organizes “Voices from the field”. On 18 September, humanitarian workers and victims of armed conflicts will share some stories of how international humanitarian law (IHL) has had a positive impact. This image shows the ICRC leading a role-playing session to explain the rules of IHL to national guards in San Salvador, Salvador in 1988.
Almost 30 years after the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989, its Committee will hold its 82nd session from 9 to 27 September at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at Palais Wilson.
This week, we invited Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, to choose an image on the occasion of the International Labour Conference to be held from 10 to 21 June 2019. “Since 1919, the International Labour Organization has been in the frontline bringing together governments, workers and employers to advance social justice and promote decent work.
From May 20 to 28, WHO is holding its 72nd World Health Assembly. The day-by-day program is available here. Portrait of Max Naylor Marlow, son of photographer Peter Marlow, returning home after accidentally falling at school.
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.