Every week, discover a theme of International Geneva’s current events linked to an image of a renowned photographer.
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.
The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's conference (14MSP) took place in Geneva from 30 November to 4 December 2015. It insisted that States integrate the care and rehabilitation of landmine survivors into broader disability and human rights contexts, and that mine-affected States steady their efforts to achieve a mine-free world.
This picture features the Ibn Sina Hospital in Sirte. It was taken by the award-winning photojournalist André Liohn who received the 2011 Robert Capa Gold Medal Award for his work in Libya.
The violent confrontations that occurred in October 2011, in Sirte, Libya forced the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) staff to evacuate 49 war-wounded patients from the Ibn Sina Hospital towards Tripoli hospitals.
Radio contact between astronaut Kjell Lindgren from International Space Station and students from the Institut Florimont in Geneva. This event took place during the ITU World Radio Conference (WRC-15) in Geneva. Almost 3000 people from 160 countries meet until 27 November 2015 to discuss the future of global communication.