In the historic setting of the Palais des Nations, UN Geneva brings together individuals, organizations and nations to ensure a better future for all. As a diplomatic centre, with the near-universal representation of states, Geneva is the ideal location for successful international cooperation. Over 12,000 meetings are held at the Palais des Nations every year, each in different ways touching the lives of people around the globe.
Driven by a commitment to maintaining international peace and security, we actively work to advance disarmament, implement the Sustainable Development Goals, protect and promote human rights, encourage gender equality, eradicate poverty and provide fast, effective humanitarian relief in emergencies. Through partnerships between governments, civil society, research, academia and other international actors, UN Geneva works hard to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030. Nurturing mutual respect and understanding, cultural exchange, and discussion, UN Geneva protects and preserves the institutional memory and cultural heritage of the United Nations