PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Photo of the week
The path of wastes: unusual cruise in the heart of Geneva organized by the Republic and State of Geneva for the delegates attending the ordinary and extraordinary meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, 5 May 2013
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Daily News Update
Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
"Geneva, the world's capital of international diplomacy, has become a location of choice to address issues related to weather, climate and the environment. Governments and various players in the international community can meet easily in Geneva. They appreciate the city's tradition of hospitality and the quality of its infrastructure - including an excellent local public transportation network and international airport, which makes it easier for our delegates to travel. Free access to the international conference centre ICCG is also an important feature."
- How did Geneva acquire its international renown? Who put this small Swiss city on the world map? When and why did this happen? Was it planned, or did it happen by chance? With this book, Joëlle Kuntz takes a concise and irreverent look at a story that is familiar yet seldom told: the emergence of Geneva as an international city.+