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.

 

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.

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

3 March marks World Wildlife Day. Under this year’s theme « Sustaining all life on earth » CITES Secretariat within the framework of the Geneva Environment Network organizes the panel discussion « Biodiversity loss, wildlife, people and sustainable use ». Starting at 9.30, at Palais des Nations, the panel will be followed by a film screening.

2 March 2020

To mark its 75th anniversary, the United Nations is launching the global conversation UN75 on the role of global cooperation in building the future we want by 2045. On 25 February at the Graduate Institute, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres will listen to the views and ideas of 6 youth leaders, and then he will welcome comments from the floor and through social media.

24 February 2020

On 18 February, Professor Petteri Taalas, WMO Secretary-General, presented a conference about « Climate Change and Disasters » at the Faculty of Law of Geneva. According to WMO, « the 2017 hurricane season in the Caribbean was unprecedented.

17 February 2020

From 15 to 21 February, the Geneva International Model United Nations (GIMUN) will hold its Annual Conference under the theme « 100 years of Multilateralism. The Past, Present, and Future.» Recruited delegates, interpreters, ambassadors, journalists, chairs, and translators will simulate six committees of the UN and other international organizations.

10 February 2020

75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, UNOG presents the documentary film "The Accountant of Auschwitz" by Matthew Shoychet. The screening will take place at the Empire Cinema on Tuesday, 4 February 2020 at 7 p.m.

3 February 2020