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.



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

An employee works in the production of N95 face masks at a factory that produces 40,000 N95 masks per day, in Mexico City on May 21, 2020. Photo by Alfredo Estrella / AFP

22 May 2020

A woman walks past a Coronavirus-related mural painted by artist Mick Martinez in Ciudad Juarez, state of Chihuahua, Mexico, on 19 May 2020. Photography Herika Martinez / AFP.

20 May 2020

Nurses assigned to the Infectious Diseases Unit (IDU) at the Kenyatta University Hospital attend a Zumba class held at the hospital compound in Nairobi, on 17 May 2020. Coinciding with the morning shift rotation, it aimed to offer some respite to nurses charged with the management of patients infected with COVID-19 Coronavirus. By Tony Karumba / AFP.

18 May 2020

A Bali police officer wears a scary mask called "Leak" while trying to educate people on COVID-19 coronavirus matter at a traditional market in Kerobokan, near Denpasar on May 14, 2020. Photograph taken by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP.

15 May 2020

A patient affected by the COVID-19 Coronavirus speaks with a family member by a video call at a field hospital set up at a sports gym, in Santo Andre, São Paulo state, Brazil, on May 11, 2020. By Miguel Schincariol / AFP

13 May 2020

General view of a ward, on 9 May 2020, where COVID-19 patients breathe with the assistance of oxygen masks, at the regional hospital in Iquitos, the largest city of the Peruvian Amazon. By Ginebra PENA / AFP

11 May 2020

People wearing a face mask sit on the metro in Istanbul, Turkey, on 7 May 2020. By Cem Tekkeşinoğlu / AFP.

8 May 2020

Athens on May 4, 2020, on the first day of the easing of restrictions of a nation-wide lockdown. By Aris Messins / AFP.

6 May 2020

A kid waits for his samples to be collected by a health worker during the Coronavirus COVID-19 mass testing exercise inducted by Kenya’s Ministry of Health in the Kawangware slums of Nairobi on 1 May 2020. By Luis Tato / AFP.

4 May 2020

View of a COVID-19 Coronavirus screening and testing drive in front of the Madala Hostel in Alexandra, Johannesburg, South Africa on 27 April 2020. By Marco Longari/AFP

29 April 2020

An informal market in the Anyama district of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, is sanitized on 25 April 2020, against the Coronavirus COVID-19. By Sia Kambou / AFP.

27 April 2020

24 April marks the International Day of Multilateralism. On this occasion and as part of the global initiative #UN75, the United Nations Office at Geneva, in collaboration with the Graduate Institute, the University of Geneva, and Foraus, are organizing the virtual event "Multilateralism in the time of COVID-19".

24 April 2020

A nurse holds a newborn baby at a maternity facility in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 21, 2020. By photographer Adek Berry / AFP.

22 April 2020

Inauguration of a medical centre donated by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to isolate and treat patients tested with COVID-19, at the Seyni Kountche stadium in Niamey, Niger, on 17 April 2020. By photographer Nicolas Réméné / AFP.

20 April 2020

A consultation at the Lyttelton Sports Centre in Pretoria on 16 April 2020 where temporary shelter is being provided for homeless people amid the COVID-19 coronavirus situation in South Africa. By photographer Phill Magakoe / AFP.


17 April 2020

A health worker prepares the Chennai Trade Centre which will soon be converted into a 600-bed isolation ward, Chennai, India on 14 April 2020, by Arun SANKAR / AFP

15 April 2020

A patient in consultation with healthcare workers before being tested for Coronavirus COVID-19 at the Schotsche Kloof Civic Centre in the historical Bo-Kaap district of Cape Town, South Africa, on 7 April. By photographer Barry Christianson / AFP

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8 April 2020

From 3 to 5 April, the virtual hackathon #VersusVirus, under the patronage of the Federal Department of Home Affairs, will bring together researchers, experts technology specialists, and co-citizens from all over Switzerland to develop innovative solutions in dealing with and against the coronavirus COVID-19 and its consequences on our society.

30 March 2020

On 25 March UNEP Financial Initiative invites you to join the webinar: "Introduction to Financing a Circular Economy." This online presentation will provide insight into the transition towards a circular economy and how to accelerate its financing.

23 March 2020