Under the umbrella of our Humanitarian Initiative Program (HIP) ‘Real Work for Real People’, the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (or SDG’s), is used as a road-map to guide us in our endeavors. The Geneva School of Diplomacy (GSD) is working devotedly to address each and every one of these goals through awareness and/or fundraising events. Adopted by 193 countries and with 17 Global Goals and 12 years left to “end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all”, our work is cut out and the clock is ticking loudly! Please click here to see some of our previous ‘Real Work for Real People‘ projects.

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive. One of the humanitarian commitments of the Geneva School of Diplomacy is therefore to bring fresh water to communities in need around the world.

This year, as a way to celebrate our 15th anniversary, GSD will address, support and contribute to SDG number 6 by organizing a fundraising gala event on World Water Day: Friday 22 March 2019: The Water for Life Gala.

The event supports our commitment to bring fresh water to communities in need around the world. Proceeds of the evening will therefore go to causes that support this goal, such as the Zanzibar Outreach Program (ZOP) and Green Cross International with their several water projects. By buying a ticket you will be supporting all of us with this great cause! During the night there will be several speeches from high level experts on Water, Sustainability, Blue Diplomacy and more.

Come, have fun and contribute to a better world at the same time!



18:00 – 18:45 Apero – arrival of guests

18:45 – Dinner (starters)

Speeches I

19:15 – 19:45 Dinner (main course)

Speeches II

  • GSD Faculty and Water Program Expert, Mr. Yuvan A. Beejadhur
  • GSD Student and Student Body President, Ms. Viktoriia Savitska, Humanitarian Internships & Activities
  • GSD Faculty and Sustainable Development Expert, Mr. Wouter Savrij Droste
  • Notes by GSD student for human rights campaign: ””


  • Awarding tombola prizes & auction of painting

20:30 – 00:00 Drinks & Dancing with Live band ‘Solid-Ash’  (the bar proceeds will go to the humanitarian cause)

* subject to last-minute changes


During the night you can have a chance at winning amazing prizes, offered to you by local supporters. Tombola tickets (CHF 10,- each) can be bought at the event.  Prizes offered are:

We will also auction a beautiful painting by our talented BA student, Mr. Cole Martinsen. Please see here some of his work:

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Ticket price is CHF 75,- per person and includes entrance, welcome drink, dinner with drinks, dessert & coffee and live music to end the night dancing! At the moment we are sold out for the Gala dinner! You are more than welcome to join us for the party from 21h00 to celebrate our achievements together!

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact us via


Black-tie/ Formal wear 
Friday 22 March 2019, from 6 pm – midnight
Espace Gallatin
Domaine de Penthes
Route de Pregny 24
1292 Chambesy
Contact us via: if you have any questions
Payments or donations can be made by using the following bank details:

Account’s holder:  GSD HUMANITARIAN FUND (Geneva School of Diplomacy)
Address:  Château de Penthes, Chemin de l’Impératrice 18, 1292 Pregny /Switzerland
Name of the bank: UBS SA
Address of the bank: 8098 ZURICH / SWITZERLAND
Account #:  0228-558164.02Y
IBAN: CH400022822855816402Y
Reference: GALA ”Water for Life”


If you are not able to come to our event,  but you would like to make a donation for this great cause, we would of course be very grateful as well. You can use the bank details displayed on the bottom of the page to make a donation. Please mention ‘donation’ as a reference with your transfer.

Organized with the generous support of the Fondation pour l’Histoire des Suisses dans le Monde