A view of Geneva by Frances Elizabeth Wynne, 4 August 1858
L'Escalade is what Genevans call the failed surprise attack of 12 December 1602 by troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, to take Geneva. This imaginative image was drawn by Matthias Quad, or the workshop of Frans Hogenberg, around 1603. Invaders are pictured crossing the moat in the center left while reinforcements are entering Plainpalais at the bottom. A column of defenders is in the center, headed toward the Savoyards. Lake Léman is at center top.
Founded in 44 BC by Lucius Munatius Plancus, Augusta Raurica (near Basel) was the first Roman settlement on the Rhine and is now among the most important archaeological sites in Switzerland.
Aerial view (1966)
The Allée des Nations, with the flags of the member countries
Satellite view of Geneva; Cointrin Airport is centre left.
The headquarters of the World Health Organization
The Old Swiss Confederacy from 1291 (dark green) to the sixteenth century (light green) and its associates (blue). In the other colours shown are the subject territories.
The Geneva area seen from the Salève in France. The Jura mountains are on the horizon.
World Intellectual Property Organization headquarters
The 1291 Bundesbrief (federal charter)
Confluence of the Rhône and the Arve
Tatiana Valovaya, Russia, Director-General since 2019.
The Act of Mediation was Napoleon's attempt at a compromise between the Ancien Régime and a Republic.
Average temperature and precipitation 1961–1990
The first Federal Palace in Bern (1857). One of the three cantons presiding over the Tagsatzung (former legislative and executive council), Bern was chosen as the permanent seat of federal legislative and executive institutions in 1848, in part because of its closeness to the French-speaking area.
Coat of arms of Geneva as part of the pavement in front of the Reformation Wall, 2013
Inauguration in 1882 of the Gotthard Rail Tunnel connecting the southern canton of Ticino, the longest in the world at the time
The Flowered Clock at the Quai du Général-Guisan (English Garden), during the 2012 Geneva Festival
General Ulrich Wille, appointed commander-in-chief of the Swiss Army for the duration of World War I
Rue Pierre-Fatio in Geneva
In 2003, by granting the Swiss People's Party a second seat in the governing cabinet, the Parliament altered the coalition that had dominated Swiss politics since 1959.
Apartment buildings in the Quartier des Grottes
Physical map of Switzerland (in German)
Geneva, with Lake Geneva in the background
Köppen–Geiger climate classification map for Switzerland
Reformation Wall in Geneva; from left to right: William Farel, John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and John Knox
The Swiss Federal Council in 2022 with President Ignazio Cassis (bottom) standing on an abstract, reduced railway lines map and positioned at their respective political origins
Fireworks at the Fêtes de Genève, 2012
The Federal Palace, seat of the Federal Assembly and the Federal Council
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
The Landsgemeinde is an old form of direct democracy, still in practice in two cantons.
The University of Geneva.
The colour-reversed Swiss flag became the symbol of the Red Cross Movement, founded in 1863 by Henry Dunant.
Geneva railway station
A Swiss Air Force F/A-18 Hornet at Axalp Air Show
TCMC (Tramway Cornavin – Meyrin – CERN)
Swiss-built Mowag Eagles of the Land Forces
Geneva Sécheron railway station
The Old City of Bern
TOSA Bus at PALEXPO Flash bus stops
A proportional representation of Switzerland exports, 2019
The World Intellectual Property Organization.
The city of Basel (Roche Tower) is the capital of the country's pharmaceutical industry, which accounts for around 38% of Swiss exports worldwide.
The assembly hall of the Palace of Nations.
The Greater Zürich area, home to 1.5 million inhabitants and 150,000 companies, is one of the most important economic centres in the world.
Gustave Ador
The University of Basel is Switzerland's oldest university (1460).
Christiane Brunner
Some Swiss scientists who played a key role in their discipline (clockwise):
Leonhard Euler (mathematics)
Louis Agassiz (glaciology)
Auguste Piccard (aeronautics)
Albert Einstein (physics)
John Calvin, c. 1550
The LHC tunnel. CERN is the world's largest laboratory and also the birthplace of the World Wide Web.
Isaac Casaubon
Members of the European Free Trade Association (green) participate in the European Single Market and are part of the Schengen Area.
Michel Decastel, 2012
Switzerland has the tallest dams in Europe, among which the Mauvoisin Dam, in the Alps. Hydroelectricity is the most important domestic source of energy in the country.
Jean Henri Dunant, 1901
Entrance of the new Lötschberg Base Tunnel, the third-longest railway tunnel in the world, under the old Lötschberg railway line. It was the first completed tunnel of the greater project NRLA.
Kat Graham, 2017
Population density in Switzerland (2019)
Francois Huber
Percentage of foreigners in Switzerland (2019)
Paul Lachenal, 1939
Urbanisation in the Rhone Valley (outskirts of Sion)
Lenin in Switzerland, 1916
Alphorn concert in Vals
Amelie Mauresmo, 2014
Jean-Jacques Rousseau was not only a writer but also an influential philosopher of the eighteenth century.
Liliane Maury Pasquier, 2007
Ski area over the glaciers of Saas-Fee
Pierre Prévost
Roger Federer has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, making him among the most successful men's tennis players ever.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Fondue is melted cheese, into which bread is dipped
Ferdinand de Saussure
National languages in Switzerland (2016): 
German (62.8%)
French (22.9%)
Italian (8.2%)
Romansh (0.5%)
Michael Schade, 2012
Michel Simon, 1964
Johann Vogel, 2006
St. Pierre Cathedral
Collège Calvin
International Committee of the Red Cross (CICR)
Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva
Notre-Dame Church
Russian Orthodox Church
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Hôtel de Ville and the Tour Baudet
Institut et Musée Voltaire
Mallet House and Museum international de la Réforme
Tavel House
Brunswick Monument
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
The Villa La Grange

Geneva (Genève ; Genèva ) is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland.

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The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG, Office des Nations Unies à Genève) in Geneva, Switzerland, is one of the four major offices of the United Nations where numerous different UN agencies have a joint presence.

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Although the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.7 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities and economic centres are, among them Zürich, Geneva and Basel.

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These three cities are home to several offices of international organisations such as the WTO, the WHO, the ILO, the headquarters of FIFA, the UN's second-largest office, as well as the main office of the Bank for International Settlements.

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Although they do not directly contribute to the local economy, the city of Geneva is also host to the world's largest concentration of international organisations and UN agencies, such as the Red Cross, the World Health Organization, the World Trade Organization, the International Telecommunication Union, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the World Meteorological Organization, and the International Labour Organization, as well as the European headquarters of the United Nations.

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Building A of the Palace of Nations.
Building A of the Palace of Nations.
A conference room in the Palace of Nations
Ariana Park with Lake Geneva in the background.
Building A of the Palace of Nations
The Celestial Sphere presented to the United Nations by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation
United Nations Member States' flags raised at the Palace of Nations
Statue Family in the park of the palace
The Assembly Hall is used for large or major meetings such as the World Health Assembly
The Conference on Disarmament in the Council Chamber
The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room, used by the United Nations Human Rights Council

The Palace of Nations (Palais des Nations, ) is the home of the United Nations Office at Geneva, located in Geneva, Switzerland.