On 26 May 2021, the Graduate Institute inaugurates the Geneva debate under the theme « La Maison estime que: the state should make vaccination against Covid-19 a legal requirement for its residents. » Initiated by students, the Geneva debate seeks to become the space where the most pressing challenges are discussed, reflected and where solutions are exposed in front of a jury.
In the framework of the series of discussions "Connect with the GENvironment, Friday conversations with an environmental expert," the Geneva Environment Network (GEN) invites you on 14 May to meet Alice Tipping, Lead, Fisheries Subsidies at the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Photographer Nanna Heitmann immortalized those fish caught by ice fishermen in 2019.
On 11 May 2021, to mark the 150th anniversary of the Central Tracing Agency (CTA), the ICRC and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) organize the high-level online discussion "Transforming the global response for missing persons" with the participation of Ignazio Cassis, Federal Councilor, and head of the FDFA and Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC. This moving scene of a reunited family took place in July 2016 in the Makamba province, Burundi.
From 12 to 15 April 2021, the "Global Forum for Responsible Recruitment" will convene global players with a multi-sectoral approach to enhance fair, ethical, and responsible recruitment of migrant workers. Patrick Zachmann pictured this scene above at "La Cravate Solidaire," an association that trains jobseekers before recruiting interviews. Here an advisor teaches how to tie a tie.
For the release of the French version of its very first report "Playing with Lives: Cyberattacks on Healthcare are Attacks on People", the CyberPeace Institute organizes a virtual seminar on 30 March 2021. This image of doctors and nurses treating a suspected COVID-19 patient, was taken by Magnum photographer Lorenzo Meloni at the Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital in Bergamo, Italy on 23 March 2020.
From 22 February to 23 March, the Human Rights Council holds its 46th regular session. United Nations' highest body dedicated to the protection and promotion of Human Rights will notably address racism, poverty, children's rights, and the rights of people with disabilities. You may watch the session live on UN Web tv.
On 18 February 2021, the Geneva Internet Platform invites you to the 6th Geneva Engage Awards online ceremony. Besides the three prizes granted for social media outreach and online engagement, a new award will be given for innovative and effective approaches to conducting remote meetings.
The Office of International Geneva wishes you a great start to 2021!
On 15 November 1920, the Reformation Hall hosted the first assembly of the League of Nations. A brass band marches in front of its doors. To close the centenary of this event, we invite you to revisit the exhibition set up by UNOG with the support of the Canton: