The day will be an occasion to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 25th anniversary of the creation of the OHCHR. It will be dedicated to the efforts of human rights defenders, civil society actors and everyone around the world who work to defend and promote the principles of the Declaration.
Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge As part of celebrations of the World Health Organization’s 70th anniversary in 2018, WHO is staging a major health promotion event in Geneva on the eve of the 71st World Health Assembly.
The Global Health Campus opened its doors on 12 March, when the Global Fund began its move from Blandonnet to Grand Saconnex. When joined by Gavi,Unitaid, Roll Back Malaria and Stop TB over the coming weeks and months, it will bring together global health partners to unlock the collective potential of our distinctive missions.
UEFA and UNOG are joining forces to organise a charity football match. "The Match for Solidarity" will involve two teams featuring former star players and will take place on Saturday 21 April 2018 at 16.00 CET at the Stade de Genève. The two teams will be managed by Carlo Ancelotti and Didier Deschamps, and will be captained by Luís Figo and Ronaldinho respectively.
Founded 12 years ago by the Geneva University Hospitals and the University of Geneva, the Geneva Health Forum (GHF) has become one of the most important European events in global health. The 7th edition of the GHF will be held from 10 to 12 April 2018 at the International Conference Center of Geneva (CICG). The forum’s central topic this year is Precision Global Health in the Digital Age, or how the digital revolution can transform the way we practice global health.
Geneva’s major urban projects Geneva is a great place to live and work, but some may find that housing and transportation have been a challenge! So what is Geneva doing about it? Come and discover at the exhibition “Geneva’s major urban projects” from 11 to 13 April 2018 (from 12 pm to 6.30 pm) and Saturday 14 April (from 11 am to 6.30 pm), at the Centre de conférences de Varembé, near place des Nations.
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.
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.
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.
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.