Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The municipality (ville de Genève) has a population of over 200,000, and the canton (essentially the city and its inner-ring suburbs) has half a million residents.
Geneva is a global city, a financial centre, and a worldwide centre for diplomacy due to the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross. Geneva hosts the highest number of international organizations in the world. It is also where the Geneva Conventions were signed, which chiefly concern the treatment of wartime non-combatants and prisoners of war. Together with, for instance, New York City (global headquarters of the UN), Basel (Bank for International Settlements), and Strasbourg (Council of Europe), Geneva is a city serving as the headquarters of one of the most important international organizations, without being the capital of a country.Source: Wikipedia
Geneva is the home for:
- 177 States represented by a Permanent Mission
- 39 International Organizations (IO)
- 432 Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)
A total of 35'079 persons are employed in IOs, NGOs and permanent missions.Source: International Geneva
CICG - The International Conference Center Geneva
17 rue de Varembé
The International Conference Center Geneva (CICG) is located next to the Place des Nations, the Office of the United Nations at Geneva and the headquarters of most international organizations. The CICG can accommodate up to 3'500 people in rooms of various sizes with ultra-modern equipment.
The access is facilitated by good public transport services. The CICG is situated only 5 km away from the international airport and 2 km from the Cornavin main railway station, in downtown.
Public transport from Cornavin main railway station :
- Bus 5 : Direction Genève Aéroport, stop Vermont
- Bus 8 : Direction OMS, stop UIT
- Tramway 15 : Direction Nations, stop Collège Sismondi
Public transport from the international airport :
- Bus 5 : Direction Thônex-Vallard, stop Vermont