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.

 

2019

From 6 to 30 May, the Quai Wilson will highlight Giles Duley's admirable work on Disability and Armed Conflict. Presented by Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, this exhibition is notably supported by the Republic and Canton of Geneva, through the International Solidarity Fund. Here are the text and the poignant testimony, reported by Giles Duley, that accompanies this image:

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April 24, 2019 marked the first International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace. Almost to the day, in 1919, the Republic and Canton of Geneva announced to the people of Geneva that the Paris Peace Conference had designated Geneva as the seat of the League of Nations.

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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.

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To mark International Day of Mine Awareness, GICHD is launching the exhibition "Life of Mine". The exhibition will be inaugurated at the Rotonde du Mont Blanc on April 4 from 13h30-14h30 and will travel to more than 20 countries. A digital version of the exhibition will be available at www.lifeofmine.org

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On Monday 18 March, the ICRC, in collaboration with the Musée de l'Elysée and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), presents the screening and debate "Humanitarian principles in motion".

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The World Wide Web was invented 30 years ago (Web@30). This picture was taken by documentary photographer Andri Pol. It is part of a unique portrait of the organization entitled "Inside CERN" published at Lars Müller Publishers in 2014. 

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March 1, 2019, marks the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention

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The Association of Accredited Correspondents at the United Nations (ACANU) celebrates its 70th anniversary. As part of its celebrations, a photo exhibition retracing some of the great moments in the history of international relations is on display at the Palais des Nations until 28 February.

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The EFTA Council meets on 5 February 2019 in Geneva, chaired this semester by Liechtenstein. Taken on 4 January 1960, this picture shows Gottlieb Gut, Swiss Ambassador, signing the EFTA Convention in Stockholm.

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The conference entitled The Lost Decade in the Global War on Drugs will take place on 28 January 2019 at the Graduate Institute. The internationally recognized photojournalist and Magnum Photos member Jerôme Sessini signs this picture.

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Tuesday January 29, 2019 – Impact Hub Geneva presents SDG Mashup: Scaling Innovative Solutions for SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being.

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2018

These are the most-read articles from our Daily News in 2018.
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) celebrates 70 years! Born out of two World Wars, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is just as powerfully relevant as it was on the day it was signed, back in 1948.

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The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) celebrates 20 years

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Grand Finale Demo Day for Collaborate for Social Impact (C4SI) on 24th November, 2018: young innovators from all walks of life will present innovative solutions to various challenges faced by international and non-governmental organizations.

C4SI is a flagship program under Just Innovate which aims to tackle a range of local and global challenges sourced from leading international affairs and development organizations.

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Suyay: the missing, the waiting, the grieving (7-25 November 2018).

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International Conference on Blended Development Finance and the New Industrial Policy, November 8-9, 2018: how public and private institutions might work better together and propose concrete solutions to accelerate effective development financing.

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In the face of an ever more turbulent world and ever stronger calls to action, Geneva Peace Week (5 – 9 November) stimulates discussion about peaceful solutions for the growing risk of violent conflict in its many forms.

Collective security and peace practice represent a rich tapestry of challenges and achievements, as well as devastating failures.

Geneva Peace Week 2018