A report on Geneva

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.
Aerial view (1966)
Satellite view of Geneva; Cointrin Airport is centre left.
The Geneva area seen from the Salève in France. The Jura mountains are on the horizon.
Confluence of the Rhône and the Arve
Average temperature and precipitation 1961–1990
Coat of arms of Geneva as part of the pavement in front of the Reformation Wall, 2013
The Flowered Clock at the Quai du Général-Guisan (English Garden), during the 2012 Geneva Festival
Rue Pierre-Fatio in Geneva
Apartment buildings in the Quartier des Grottes
Geneva, with Lake Geneva in the background
Reformation Wall in Geneva; from left to right: William Farel, John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and John Knox
Fireworks at the Fêtes de Genève, 2012
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
The University of Geneva.
Geneva railway station
TCMC (Tramway Cornavin – Meyrin – CERN)
Geneva Sécheron railway station
TOSA Bus at PALEXPO Flash bus stops
The World Intellectual Property Organization.
The assembly hall of the Palace of Nations.
Gustave Ador
Christiane Brunner
John Calvin, c. 1550
Isaac Casaubon
Michel Decastel, 2012
Jean Henri Dunant, 1901
Kat Graham, 2017
Francois Huber
Paul Lachenal, 1939
Lenin in Switzerland, 1916
Amelie Mauresmo, 2014
Liliane Maury Pasquier, 2007
Pierre Prévost
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Ferdinand de Saussure
Michael Schade, 2012
Michel Simon, 1964
Johann Vogel, 2006
Voltaire
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

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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A view of Geneva by Frances Elizabeth Wynne, 4 August 1858

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Building A of the Palace of Nations.

Palace of 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.

UBS

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Multinational investment bank and financial services company founded and based in Switzerland.

Multinational investment bank and financial services company founded and based in Switzerland.

The UBS Investment Bank's Offices at 299 Park Avenue in New York City
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The entrance of UBS Tower at One North Wacker Drive, a 50-story skyscraper in downtown Chicago
UBS Investment Bank's former offices in Stamford, Connecticut. At roughly the size of two American football fields, it was the largest column-less trading floor in the world.
UBS and Credit Suisse branches next to each other in Zurich
Swiss Bank Corporation logo (c. 1973), featuring the three keys meant to symbolize confidence, security, and discretion
The St. Gallen, Switzerland, offices of Swiss Bank Corporation c.1920
1966 Union Bank of Switzerland logo, featuring the two acronyms of its English and French names (UBS) and its German counterpart (SBG)
In 1917, the Union Bank of Switzerland opened a new headquarters on Bahnhofstrasse (pictured above) in Zürich.
After the two banks merged, they became known solely as "UBS" while retaining the Swiss Bank Corporation's "three keys" icon.
UBS PaineWebber logo in use from 2001 until 2003 when the use of the Paine Webber brand was dropped
UBS Warburg was the brand used for the Investment Banking division of UBS from 1999 to 2003.
UBS Financial Services (left) in Frankfurt, 2012
UBS building on Avenue of the Americas in Midtown Manhattan
Protestors outside of UBS's Zürich headquarters, 2009
UBS world headquarters in Zürich's Paradeplatz
A UBS retail bank for private wealth management in St. Gallen, Switzerland
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An entrance to a UBS Wealth Management office in Milan, Italy. With a strike-plated door and frosted glass, its purpose is to provide security and banking discretion.
The French supreme court, Cour de Cassation, ruled against UBS in their 2014 appeal of tax evasion.
The largest UBS operations across Switzerland

The largest disclosed Swiss bank vault is five floors (19 m) under the bank's Geneva headquarters.

Geneva Citizens' Movement

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Populist political party in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland.

Populist political party in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland.

The MCG made large gains in the March 2011 cantonal local elections, helping end a 20-year-old majority by left-of-center parties in the parliament of the city of Geneva.

Geneva International Motor Show (6 March 2019)

Geneva Motor Show

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Geneva International Motor Show (6 March 2019)
Geneva International Motor Show (6 March 2019)
Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabrio
ABT e-Transporter
Aston Martin AM-RB 003
The Citroënist Concept
Vinfast Lux V8 at Geneva Motor Show 2019
Cupra Formentor
Two Audis presented at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the A6 allroad quattro and the RS4 Avant
Peugeot 208 at Geneva 2012
Lamborghini Aventador J concept
The Range Rover Evoque Convertible Concept
Geneva Motor Show March 2011
the Espace X80

The Geneva International Motor Show is an annual auto show held in March in the Swiss city of Geneva.

International Telecommunication Union

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Specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for many matters related to information and communication technologies.

Specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for many matters related to information and communication technologies.

100th anniversary commemorative stamp from the United States, 1965
125th anniversary commemorative stamp from the Soviet Union, 1990
150th anniversary commemorative stamp from Azerbaijan, 2015
A meeting of the Council held on 17 April 2018
ITU Member States, as of August 2019
The five administrative regions of the ITU

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the ITU's global membership includes 193 countries and around 900 business, academic institutions, and international and regional organizations.

Ain

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Department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in Eastern France.

Department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in Eastern France.

Artemare, village in the department
The Cize–Bolozon viaduct, a road–rail bridge crossing the Ain gorge
Aerial view of the Large Hadron Collider of the CERN.
Bleu de Gex
Prefecture (view from the park)
The Royal Monastery of Brou in Bourg-en-Bresse
Fort l'Écluse
Medieval farm of Saint-Trivier-de-Courtes
Pérouges, one of the most beautiful villages of France
Paragliding in Ain

For national and international flights, the international airports of Lyon (Saint-Exupéry) and Geneva (Cointrin) are located within a rather short distance.

Distribution of denominations in Switzerland in 2008 (green: Protestant, red: Roman Catholic)

Protestant Church of Switzerland

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Federation of 25 member churches – 24 cantonal churches and the Evangelical-Methodist Church of Switzerland.

Federation of 25 member churches – 24 cantonal churches and the Evangelical-Methodist Church of Switzerland.

Distribution of denominations in Switzerland in 2008 (green: Protestant, red: Roman Catholic)
Reformed "Landeskirchen" of Switzerland

The French-speaking cities Neuchâtel, Geneva and Lausanne changed to the Reformation ten years later under William Farel and John Calvin coming from France.

The main library's entrance in Parc des Bastions

Bibliothèque de Genève

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Known as Bibliothèque publique et universitaire (BPU, English: Public and University Library) from 1907 to 2006.

Known as Bibliothèque publique et universitaire (BPU, English: Public and University Library) from 1907 to 2006.

The main library's entrance in Parc des Bastions
The main reading room
La Musicale
Centre d'iconographie
Villa La Grange
Annotation by Florus of Lyon on St Augustine (BGE, Ms. lat. 16, f.16v)
Silvestro dei Gherarducci, St Agnes in an initial M, f.32 of the Gradual from Santa Maria degli Angeli
Pierre le Fruitier, called Salmon, Traictés de Pierre Salemon a Charles VI roy de France [Dialogues, second version] (BGE, Ms. fr. 165, f.4r)
Brunetto Latini's Tesoro, illuminated by the Master of the Rouen Échevinage (BGE, Ms. fr. 160, f.82r)
Jeanne de Jussie's manuscript of The Short Chronicle (BGE, Ms. Suppl. 1453)

It focuses on the humanities and the social sciences with special emphasis on the Reformation, the Enlightenment and Genevensia (i.e. anything published in Geneva or whose author or subject is connected to Geneva).

Map of the CEVA railway line

CEVA rail

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Map of the CEVA railway line
Map of the CEVA railway line

CEVA (Cornavin‒Eaux-Vives‒Annemasse) is an orbital rail line designed to connect the main railway station of Geneva, Switzerland (Gare de Cornavin) on the north of Lake Geneva with the Gare d'Annemasse in Annemasse, France, to the south of Lake Geneva.

Social Democratic Party of Switzerland

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Political party in Switzerland.

Political party in Switzerland.

"The new relationship between workers and entrepreneurs", a cartoon of 1896 on bad working conditions in Swiss factories according to the Swiss labour movement in the satirical Zurich magazine Der neue Postillon
Ernst Nobs, the first SP member of the Swiss Federal Council
Organisational structure of the SP
The SP's positions in the Swiss political spectrum in 2007
Percentages of the SP at district level in 2011
Strongest in urban areas, the SP's support is spread across the country as they hold roughly one-fifth of seats in cantonal parliaments, but are the largest party in only two, Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft (coloured red above)

Geneva was the first canton to have a socialist government, with Léon Nicole as president.