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The Confederation and the Canton and City of Geneva pay tribute to 100 years of multilateralism and the city's role as a centre for global governance

16.09.2019 — Press release Mission Geneva
Federal Councillor and Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Ignazio Cassis, President of the Geneva State Council Antonio Hodgers and Administrative Councillor of the City of Geneva Sami Kanaan have signed a joint declaration underscoring the key role played by International Geneva in addressing future challenges. The joint declaration pays tribute to 100 years of multilateralism and reaffirms the commitment of the Swiss government and the Canton and City of Geneva to International Geneva's role as a centre of global governance. The signing ceremony was followed by the presentation of a volume of key Swiss diplomatic documents going back to the establishment of the League of Nations a century ago.


On the Mont Blanc for Social Justice

04.09.2019 — Local news Mission Geneva
Representatives of workers, employers and the French and Swiss governments marked the ILO’s 100th anniversary on the top of the Alps.



Social partnership serve prosperity

18.06.2019 — Press release Mission Geneva
At ILO, Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin underlines need of investments in training for managing opportunities and risks of digitalization.


UN Blue Book : Diplomatic titles in French will be feminized

12.06.2019 — Press release Mission Geneva
The initiative, launched by Switzerland and realized thanks to the commitment of the International Organisation of La Francophonie, was enthusiastically endorsed by the Director General of the UN in Geneva as a contribution to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal 5.





Ignazio Cassis marks centenary of International Labour Organization with António Guterres and meets UN executive heads

10.05.2019 — Press release Mission Geneva
On 8 May 2019, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis travelled to Geneva to commemorate with António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The creation of the ILO and – in the same year – the League of Nations, marked the beginning of multilateralism in Geneva. The head of the FDFA took the opportunity to meet the 31 heads of the UN specialised agencies, which are holding a meeting from 8 to 10 May 2019 in Geneva.


Protecting cultural heritage in danger

25.04.2019 — Position Mission Geneva

To commemorate the 20 years anniversary of the 1999 Second Protocol, Switzerland hosts a conference on “Protecting Cultural Property: International Conference on the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention” scheduled to take place on 25-26 April 2019 in Geneva.


During the opening ceremony,  State Secretary Pascale Baeriswyl reiterated Switzerland's commitment to the consolidation of peace and cultural protection.


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