Every week, discover a theme of International Geneva’s current events linked to an image of a renowned photographer.
Since its inception, 70 years ago, the Swiss foundation CAUX-Initiatives of Change (CAUX-IofC) has been about creating a space for dialogue, facilitating enriching encounters to inspire, equip and connect people from around the globe towards change.
In the aftermath of World War II, Europe was on its knees, and millions were going hungry. The Non-governmental organization, CARE International was set up so that people in the U.S. could send essential CARE packages to those in need across Europe. The first CARE package arrived in Le Havre, France, in May 1946.
The Eduki Foundation aims to promote awareness of international cooperation. The Foundation provides themed and educational tool packs, organizes visits and meetings with experts and offers an overview of professionals operating in the field of international cooperation.
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has just celebrated the first anniversary of one of the world's most wide-ranging Disaster Risk Reduction Agreement (DRR), the Sendai Framework (2015-2030). It was adopted at the Third UN World Conference for DRR on 18 March 2015, in the Japanese city of Sendai.
On 11 February 2016, the second edition of TEDxPlaceDesNations: « Transforming Lives » took place at the Palais des Nations. This conference aims to demonstrate, through a series of compelling stories told by a wide range of speakers, the impact of International Geneva’s organisations and individuals on the daily lives of people around the world.
Coordinated by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), World Cancer Day is taking place on 4 February under the tagline ‘We can. I can.’ and will be exploring how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.