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73rd World Health Assembly

18.05.2020 — Press release Mission Geneva
This year’s World Health Assembly is taking place under special circumstances; due to the COVID-19 pandemic it is a virtual event with a reduced agenda. President Simonetta Sommaruga represented Switzerland at the World Health Organization conference on Monday, 18 May. Ms Sommaruga commended the work of the Geneva-based organisation and gave an assurance of Switzerland’s support.

Geneva Airport dedicates its protocol salon to Kofi Annan

08.04.2020 — Press release Mission Geneva
Today, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, would have been 82 years old. On this occasion, Geneva Airport announces that its protocol lounge will be renamed "Espace Kofi Annan." This gesture honours a man who unceasingly fought for international cooperation to tackle global challenges, something which has never been more relevant than today, given the global crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

New coronavirus COVID-19

27.02.2020 — Local news Mission Geneva
For information on the new coronavirus COVID-19, the current situation in Switzerland and preventive measures against it, the  reference sites to consult are the following:

Switzerland at the vanguard of human rights

25.02.2020 — Press release Mission Geneva
2019 marked 100 years of multilateralism in Geneva, one of the key themes of which is the protection of human rights. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, whose Charter places fundamental rights and human dignity at the heart of efforts to ensure peace and sustainable development. "Reaffirming, promoting and defending these common values is a task for all of us," said Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis at the opening of the spring session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 24 February 2020.

Geneva meets Davos for global good

22.01.2020 — Press release Mission Geneva
Big crowds at the “Geneva Day” hosted by the House of Switzerland in Davos on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum. Conceived as a meeting point between global governance institutions and WEF participants, the “Geneva Day” explored new paths for international cooperation to advance sustainable and inclusive development.

"Geneva Day" at the World Economic Forum 2020 in Davos

06.01.2020 — Local news Mission Geneva
The Annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos will convene leaders from business, academia, government, international organizations and civil society to build a “more coherent and sustainable world”. Leaders will flock to the Swiss village to explore new ideas and learn about new developments that will affect their organisations. For the second time, the Swiss Confederation will contribute to the discussions with a “House of Switzerland” (HoS), which will serve as the base of the Swiss delegation as well as a platform where debates on global issues will be held.

Geneva Solutions: the journalistic platform on international Geneva

20.12.2019 — Press release Mission Geneva
Geneva Solutions, a digital editorial offer, was selected as the best of the proposals submitted in response to the call for projects launched by the Confederation, the Canton and the City of Geneva to create a journalistic platform on the work of organizations that provide public services worldwide from Geneva.

The first edition of the Young Activists Summit in Geneva awards six young women as drivers of progress

10.12.2019 — Local news Mission Geneva
Promoting the image of young women and girls as drivers of progress, encouraging them to take action and fostering solidarity among girls and young people: these were the main aims of the Young Activists Summit that was held on 10 December 2019 in the symbolic Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations room at the "Palais des Nations" in Geneva. Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad as the guest of honour of this first edition.

Strengthening International Humanitarian Law at the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent

09.12.2019 — Local news Mission Geneva
Federal Councilor Ignazio Cassis pleaded for the reinforcement of international humanitarian law on the occasion of the opening of the 33rd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent to be held from 9 to 12 December in Geneva. In his speech, Mr. Cassis emphasized on the importance of the work of the more than 17 million volunteers who are and make the movement of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.

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