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.



To celebrate United Nations Day and its 75th anniversary, the UN in Geneva is organizing the online event "The Future of Multilateralism: How Global Cooperation will evolve in the 21st Century", broadcast live on UNTV on Thursday 22 October at 3:30 pm.

19 October 2020

From 12 to 30 October, on the Place des Nations, the United Nations in Geneva celebrates 100 years of Multilateralism in Geneva. The exhibition presents the milestones and achievements of multilateral cooperation and highlights Geneva's role as a center of global governance.

12 October 2020

The first Forum of Mayors organized by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) will take place on 6 October 2020. More than 40 city leaders from the UNECE region will gather at the Palais des Nations or connect virtually to share their responses to the challenges of urban life. In this context, the famous architect Sir Norman Foster will explain how the current pandemic will accelerate the evolution of our cities.

5 October 2020

On 16 September, the Graduate Institute and the Fondation pour Genève organize a "Round table on The Future of Internet Governance in Geneva" to discuss the future of Internet governance and the role Geneva can play in it.

14 September 2020

On 9 September, the free online congress "WSC Spotlight: Sepsis, Pandemics, and Antimicrobial Resistance – Global Health Threats of the 21st Century" will take place. Hosted by the World Health Organization and the Global Sepsis Alliance, it aims to discuss the state of the fight against sepsis worldwide.

7 September 2020

On 1 September, the ICRC organizes an all-day digital event composed of 7 thematic panels: Follow the Sun: A Digital Launch of the Data Protection Handbook (2nd ed.). "The objective of the event is to explore the opportunities and risks that an increasing digitalization of the humanitarian sector can bring, and to offer an insight on the importance of data protection to ‘do no harm’ in the digital era."

31 août 2020

The Geneva Cities Hub (GCH) launching event will take place on Tuesday 25 August at La Maison de la Paix. Supported by the Confederation, the canton, and the City of Geneva, the GCH aims to facilitate relations between global urban actors and Geneva-based international organizations, diplomatic missions, civil society organizations, and Academia.  It will coordinate its activities with city networks through partnerships. Should you not be registered, you may follow the event live here.

24 August 2020

From 28 to 29 July 2020, UNECE organized a "Virtual Workshop on designing legal frameworks for transboundary water cooperation" to assist countries and relevant stakeholders.

Magnum partner Peter Marlow took this picture of a boat sailing between Switzerland and France on the Leman Lake seen from Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2006.

27 July 2020

On 21 July, the Graduate Institute and the CEPR co-organize an online public talk by Professor Pierre Yared on his paper "Pandemic Lockdown: The Role of Government Commitment". His work focuses on the importance of credible rules that allow governments to curb a pandemic while limiting the economic costs of a lockdown.

20 July 2020

The 2020 WSIS Forum, co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, is a collaborative event aiming at fostering partnerships, information exchange, creation of knowledge and sharing of best practices on Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The online event will be ongoing until 31 August 2020.

13 July 2020

Today, the International AIDS Society launches "AIDS 2020: Virtual" to access the latest HIV science, research and policy. The online event will be taking place until 10 July and will gather scientists, policy makers, advocates and people living with HIV to advance the HIV response.

6 July 2020

An "infodemic" is an overaboundance of information – some accurate, some not. It makes it difficult to find trustworthy information in times of need. To address this phenomenon, the World Health Organization organizes on 29 June its first Infodemiology Conference to discuss how to manage it and help people find reliable sources of information when they require it.

29 June 2020

On 25 June, The Graduate Institute will live-stream the second online edition of the UN75 Dialogues in International Geneva. This special edition on culture, sports and tourism will discuss the impact the pandemic has on these three sectors.

22 June 2020

On 18 June, PHAP organizes the live webinar "Creating Inclusive Cities: Everyone can make a difference" to explore how European cities are becoming more inclusive to support migrants and refugees at the local level.

15 June 2020

A Syrian refugee gets checked for the covid-19 caused by the novel coronavirus, during a testing campagne organised by Lebanon's health ministry and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the southern city of Sidon, on May 28, 2020. By Mahmoud ZAYYAT / AFP.

29 May 2020

The Vallhall Sports Arena in Oslo, Norway, used as an examination room for students on May 26, 2020. By Lise Aserud / NTB SCANPIX / AFP.

27 May 2020

Government health workers take the temperature of a patient as they visit riverside communities of the municipality of Melgaco to test them for COVID-19 coronavirus infections in the Marajoara region, located in the southwest of the island of Marajo, at the mouth of the Amazon River in the state of Para, Brazil, on May 23, 2020. By Tarso Sarraf / AFP.

25 May 2020