Events in Geneva

Events in Geneva


NGO – Geneva Non-Profit Network

Check the website for more information about their monthly meet-ups to network and socialise.

  DECEMBER Tuesday December 6, 2016: International Seminar  A international seminar on “South China Sea Disputes – Award of the Arbitral Tribunal constituted under Annex VII to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and its implementation (UNCLOS)”  will be held on the 6 December 2016 at the International Conference Center Geneva – CICG (Rue de Varembé 17, 1211 Genève). Many famous professors and experts specialists in the international public law from Australia, United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland and the United States will give presentations and analysis on legal aspects of the disputes. You are invited to participate in the seminar. Please find the seminar program here.


16 November 2016: Invitation of the 25th Anniversary Event of FORUM-ASIA

FORUM-ASIA will be hosting a panel discussion on 50 years of the International Bill of Human Rights and 10 years of the UN Human Rights Council, and what this means for Asia, on Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 18:30 at Maison de la Paix. We have invited human rights award laureates from Asia to speak at the event, specifically Jose Ramos-Horta (Timor-Leste), Ruth Manorama (India), and Adilur Rahman Khan (Bangladesh).

Students from the Geneva School of Diplomacy who would like to learn more about human rights in Asia are welcome to join. Please click here for the official invitation. To register, please click here.

18 November 2016:  United Nations invitation for seminar: “Make sanitation a global development priority”

The United Nations Office at Geneva is pleased to invite you to the 9th edition of the UN Geneva Seminar Series to deepen public understanding, particularly among young people, on the United Nations Activities and its challenges in the coming decades. This year, to celebrate World Toilet Day, they took the initiative to propose a seminar on “Make sanitation a global development priority” to be held at the United Nations Office at Geneva on 18 November 2016.

The seminars will be held at the Palais des Nations and will include a series of panel discussions given by experts, followed by a debate. They are particularly designed for academics and students.

Participation in these seminars is free and a guided tour of the United Nations Office at Geneva will be offered. A certificate will also be given to each participant. Online registration can be done here.

9th edition “Make sanitation a global development priority” Friday 18 November 2016 | 08:45 to 17:30 Palais des Nations, Room III Entrance: Pregny Gate UNCTAD WEBINARS: International Investment policy-making databases 28 November – 30 November – 1 December 
We are pleased to invite you to UNCTAD’s upcoming webinars showcasing our international investment policy-making databases:
  1. International Investment Agreements (IIA) Navigator
  2. IIA Mapping Project Navigator
  3. Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Navigator
The webinars will consist of a presentation followed by Q&A, will last approximately 45 minutes, and will be held in three different languages:
  • English, Monday, 28 November 2016 at 1:00pm Geneva time (GMT+01:00)
  • Spanish, Wednesday, 30 November 2016 at 1:00pm Geneva time (GMT+01:00)
  • French, Thursday, 1 December 2016 at 1:00pm Geneva time (GMT+01:00)
Why are UNCTAD’s IIA and ISDS Navigators useful for you? UNCTAD’s IIA and ISDS-related databases, the “Navigators”, are the most comprehensive sources of information on international investment policymaking currently available.
  • IIA Navigator: Allows you to browse through more than 2,600 texts of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and other investment treaties and use advanced search to create tailored lists of IIAs, apply sophisticated filters (search by party, type of agreement, status or search treaty texts by keywords).
  • IIA Mapping Project Navigator: Allows you to view detailed analysis of over 1,900 investment agreements based on 100 UNCTAD options for treaty design, showing trends in drafting over time (e.g. qualifiers for FET, the scope of the expropriation clause or ISDS).
  • ISDS Navigator: Allows you to find over 700 treaty-based ISDS case summaries with the possibility to search cases by respondent country or claimant’s home country, applicable treaty, year, amount of damages, IIA breaches, arbitrators, outcome and more.
Who will benefit from the webinars? Treaty negotiators, national investment policymakers, investment promotion agencies (IPAs), private sector representatives, academics, journalists, civil society and anybody interested in international investment policy-making.