International Geneva offers various possibilities of guided tours and visits of its institutions and iconic buildings and places, including the following:
Discovering International Geneva
Palais des Nations
The Palais des Nations, at the heart of International Geneva, has been the UN's European headquarters since 1946. It functions as a global diplomatic conference centre and operational base for a wide range of economic, social and human rights activities.
Over 120,000 visitors take a tour of the Palais des Nations each year to learn about the work of the UN and UN Office at Geneva and the famous Human Rights Council Chamber.
Geneva is the birthplace of the Red Cross Movement and the humanitarian capital of the world. Dedicated to the work of the Movement's founder Henry Dunant, the Interntional Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent provides a unique opportunity to delve into the history of humanitarian action. Situated opposite the Palais des Nations, a museum tour is a perfect way to learn about the work of International Geneva.
UNHCR Visitors' Centre
Geneva is also the global headquarters of the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR). The UNHCR Visitors' Centre provides information on the plight of millions of refugees around the world and the agency's ongoing efforts to safeguard their rights and well-being. The Visitors' Centre, near the Palais des Nations, is one of the UN's most popular information centres, welcoming thousands of people from all over the world each year.
The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is the world's largest particle physics laboratory and seeks to unlock the mysteries of the universe. CERN provides guided tours and permanent exhibitions, where you can explore the most important outstanding questions of modern physics, gain an understanding of the Higgs boson, and learn more about the organisation and the experiments conducted.
Guided tours for schools
The Foundation EDUKI seeks to promote education and raise young people's awareness about the work of international organisations and international cooperation. Its objective is to strengthen Switzerland's international standing and help establish lifelong links between international organisations and young people.
The EDUKI Foundation is in constant contact with international organisations and NGOs. It arranges visits, meetings and debates, provides information on various subjects, develops tools and supports activities created by or for school children and students.