International Geneva

Geneva’s universal vocation was born at the beginning of the 20th Century thanks to the establishment of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - created in 1868 - and, later, of the European headquarters of the United Nations, and of the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN).

Since then, the ties between Geneva - the town of peace - and the actors of international cooperation have constantly been developing and the Canton has become an international crossroads in the humanitarian, economic, scientific and environmental domains. This international situation gave birth to an expression: « International Geneva ».

The name “International Geneva” defines the role of Geneva as the host-town of international organisations. Business, environment and sustainable development, peace-keeping and security, meteorology, health, telecommunications, labour, human rights etc. The international organisations domiciled in Geneva cover an infinite number of topics.

Their numbers are constantly increasing and, today, Geneva is the headquarters of 23 intergovernmental organisations and of more than 250 non-governmental international organisations representing more than 180 nationalities.

Nowadays, 35 Geneva-based IOs work every day to make a safer, more prosperous and fairer world. They collaborate with UN member states, of which 175 have a permanent representation in the Canton as well as with 380 international non-governmental organizations (INGOs). Concurrently, many international conferences are organized in Geneva. This activity is particularity strong as more than 200'000 delegates and experts participate each year in the 3'000 meetings orgnaized in the diplomatic Capital of Switzerland.

These international organisations benefit from the FIPOI’s efforts to do everything it can to facilitate their establishment, by building their headquarters or offices and by making available, through the CICG - International Conference Centre Geneva, the conference rooms necessary for the holding of many meeting throughout the year.
(CICG/
Conférence Centre, Geneva website).

- Republic and Canton of Geneva:  GE website.

- Site of the State of Geneva International Geneva: Geneva International Cooperation

 

Nowadays, 35 Geneva-based IOs work every day to make a safer, more prosperous and fairer world. They collaborate with UN member states, of which 175 have a permanent representation in the Canton as well as with 380 international non-governmental organizations (INGOs). Concurrently, many international conferences are organized in Geneva. This activity is particularly strong as more than 200'000 delegates and experts participate each year in the 3'000 meetings organized in the diplomatic Capital of Switzerland.

Nowadays, 35 Geneva-based IOs work every day to make a safer, more prosperous and fairer world. They collaborate with UN member states, of which 175 have a permanent representation in the Canton as well as with 380 international non-governmental organizations (INGOs). Concurrently, many international conferences are organized in Geneva. This activity is particularly strong as more than 200'000 delegates and experts participate each year in the 3'000 meetings organized in the diplomatic Capital of Switzerland.