|- Density||11,710 /km² (30,330 /sq. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation The 26 cantons of Switzerland are the states of the Federal state of Switzerland. The Canton of Geneva is the westernmost canton or state of Switzerland, surrounded on almost all sides by France and centered around the city of Geneva In contrast to centrally organised States in the federally constituted Switzerland each Canton iscompletely free to decide its own In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume mi. )|
|Area||15.86 km² (6.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||375 m (1,230 ft)|
|Mayor (list)||Patrice Mugny (as of 2008) Vert|
|Carouge, Chêne-Bougeries, Cologny, Lancy, Grand-Saconnex, Pregny-Chambésy, Vernier, Veyrier|
Geneva is the second-most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and is the most populous city of Romandy (the French-speaking part of Switzerland). Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. To help compare sizes of different geographic regions we list here Areas between 10 km² (1000 Hectares and 100 km² (10000 hectares The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit This page is a summary of the Postal codes of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Official Municipality Key, formerly also known as the Official Municipality Characteristic Number or Municipality Code Number is a number sequence for the identification of politically This is a list of mayors of Geneva, Switzerland. The office of Mayor of Geneva ( maire de Genève) rotates annually among the five members of Political parties in Switzerland lists political parties in Switzerland. A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a People or the inhabitants of a place The following is a list of the municipalities in Switzerland, listed alphabetically (from Aadorf to Zwischbergen) Carouge is a municipality in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland, with a population of 19114 (2007 Chêne-Bougeries is a municipality in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. Cologny is a municipality in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. Lancy is a municipality of the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. Grand-Saconnex is a municipality of the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. Pregny-Chambésy is a municipality in the canton of Geneva in Switzerland. Vernier is a municipality in the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. Veyrier is a municipality of the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation Zürich (, Zürich German: Züri, Zurich, Zurigo; in English generally Zurich) is the largest city in Switzerland and capital of the The Linguistic geography of Switzerland is on the main tripartite with the Swiss German region ( Deutschschweiz) in the northeast French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people Situated where the Rhône River exits Lake Geneva (French Lac Léman), it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. The Rhone, or the Rhône is one of the major Rivers of Europe, running through Switzerland and France. Lake Geneva or Lake Léman (Lac Léman Léman Lac de Genève is the second largest freshwater Lake in Central Europe in terms of surface area (after The Canton of Geneva is the westernmost canton or state of Switzerland, surrounded on almost all sides by France and centered around the city of Geneva
Geneva is widely regarded as a global city, mainly because of the presence of numerous international organizations, including the headquarters of many of the agencies of the United Nations and the Red Cross. International Organization is a peer-reviewed Academic journal that covers the entire field of International affairs. The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an International humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers worldwide who stated It is also the place where the Geneva Conventions were signed, which chiefly concern the treatment of wartime non-combatants and prisoners of war. The Geneva Conventions consist of four Treaties formulated in Geneva, Switzerland, that set the standards for International law for humanitarian
A 2007 survey by Mercer Consulting found Geneva to have the second-highest quality of living in the world (narrowly outranked by Zürich). Mercer is a Human resource consulting firm headquartered in New York City New York that is recognized as one of the leading business institutions in the world 
The word Geneva is of Celtic origin, and the city was later mentioned in Latin texts with the spelling Genava. The Celtic languages are descended from Proto-Celtic, or "Common Celtic" a branch of the greater Indo-European Language family. Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. It has been transformed by the speakers of other languages. Thus, it is Geneva in English and pronounced /dʒɨˈniːvə/, French: Genève IPA: [ʒənɛv], German: [gɛnf], Italian: Ginevra [dʒiˈneːvra], and Romansh: Genevra. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. Italian ( or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken by about 63 million people as a First language, primarily in Italy. Romansh (also spelled Romansch, Rumants(ch or Romanche) is one of the four official languages of Switzerland, along with German,
Geneva (Genava of Geneva, also Janua and Genua), capital of the Swiss canton of the same name situated where the Rhône issues from the Lake of Geneva (Lacus Lemanus), first appears in history as a border town, fortified against the Celto-Germanic Helvetii, which the Romans took in 120 B. The Diocese of Lausanne Geneva and Fribourg (Dioecesis Lausannensis Genevensis et Friburgensis is the name of a Roman Catholic Diocese in Switzerland L'Escalade, or Fête de l'Escalade (from Escalade, the act of scaling defensive walls is an annual festival held in December in Geneva, Charles Emmanuel I ( Italian: Carlo Emanuele I di Savoia, January 12 1562 &ndash July 26 1630) surnamed the Great The International Monument to the Reformation ( French: Monument international de la Réformation, German: Internationales Reformationsdenkmal The Jet d'Eau, or water-jet, is a large Fountain in Geneva, Switzerland, and is one of the city's most famous landmarks being featured on the Lake Geneva or Lake Léman (Lac Léman Léman Lac de Genève is the second largest freshwater Lake in Central Europe in terms of surface area (after The 26 cantons of Switzerland are the states of the Federal state of Switzerland. The Rhone, or the Rhône is one of the major Rivers of Europe, running through Switzerland and France. Lake Geneva or Lake Léman (Lac Léman Léman Lac de Genève is the second largest freshwater Lake in Central Europe in terms of surface area (after The Helvetii were a Celtic tribe and the main occupants of the Swiss plateau in the 1st century BC C. In A. D. 443 it was taken by Burgundy, and with the latter fell to the Franks in 534. Francia or Frankia, later also called the Frankish Empire (imperium Francorum Frankish Kingdom (Latin regnum Francorum, "Kingdom of the In 888 the town was part of the new Kingdom of Burgundy, and with it was taken over in 1033 by the German Emperor. Burgundy is a region of Western Europe which has existed as a political entity in a number of forms with very different boundaries According to legendary accounts found in the works of Gregorio Leti ("Historia Genevrena", Amsterdam, 1686) and Besson ("Memoires pour l'histoire ecclésiastique des diocèses de Genève, Tantaise, Aoste et Maurienne", Nancy, 1739; new ed. Moutiers, 1871), Geneva was Christianised by Dionysius Areopagita and Paracodus, two of the seventy-two disciples, in the time of Domitian; Dionysius went thence to Paris and Paracodus became the first Bishop of Geneva but the legend is fictitious, as is that which makes St. Titus Flavius Domitianus (24 October 51 &ndash 18 September 96 commonly known as Domitian, was a Roman Emperor who reigned from 14 September 81 until his death Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Lazarus the first Bishop of Geneva, an error arising out of the similarity between the Latin names Genara (Geneva) and Genua (Genoa, in northern Italy). Genua is a fictional city from Terry Pratchett 's Discworld novels The so-called "Catalogue de St. Pierre", which names St. Diogenus (Diogenes) as the first Bishop of Geneva, is unreliable.
A letter of St. Eucherius to Salvius makes it almost certain that St. Saint Eucherius, Bishop of Lyon, (born say 380 &ndash died ca 449 was a high-born and high-ranking ecclesiastic in the Christian Church of Gaul. Isaac (c. 400) was the first bishop. In 440 St. Salonius appears as Bishop of Geneva; he was a son of St. Saint Salonius was a Confessor and Bishop of the 5th century He was born about 400 a son of St Eucherius, to whom the latter dedicated his Instructiones'; he took part in the Councils of Orange (441), Vaison (442) and Arles (about 455), and is supposed to be the author of two small commentaries, In parabolas Salomonis and on Ecclesisastis (published in P. The Councils of Orange (or the Synods of Orange) comprised two Synods held at Orange France. Vaison-la-Romaine (Latin Vasio Vocontiorum) is a small town and former bishopric in Provence. The former French Catholic Archbishopric of Arles had its episcopal see in the city of Arles, in southern France. L. , LII, 967 sqq. , 993 sqq. as works of an otherwise unknown bishop, Salonius of Vienne). Little is known about the following Bishops Theoplastus (about 475), to whom St. Sidonius Apollinaris addressed a letter; Dormitianus (before 500), under whom the Burgundian Princess Sedeleuba, a sister of Queen Clotilde, had the remains of the martyr and St. For the Franco-Irish saint see Sidonius of Saint-Saëns. Gaius Sollius (Modestus Apollinaris Sidonius or Saint Sidonius Apollinaris Saint Clotilde (475 – 545 also known as Clotilda or simply Clotild, was the daughter of Chilperic II of Burgundy and Caretena and wife of the Frankish Victor of Soleure transferred to Geneva, where she built a basilica in his honour; St. Maximus (about 512-41), a friend of Avitus, Archbishop of Vienne and Cyprian of Toulon, with whom he was in correspondence (Wawra in "Tubinger Theolog. The Latin word basilica (derived from Greek, Basiliké Stoà, Royal Stoa) was originally used to describe a Roman Saint Maximus the Confessor (also known as Maximus the Theologian and Maximus de Constantinople) (c Alcimus Ecdicius Avitus Saint Avitus was Bishop of Vienne in Gaul (c Saint Cyprian of Toulon ( Cyprianus Tolonensis) ( 476 - October 3, 546) was Bishop of Toulon during the 6th century Quartalschrift", LXXXV, 1905, 576-594). Bishop Pappulus sent the priest Thoribiusas his substitute to the Synod of Orléans (541). Bishop Salonius II is only known from the signatures of the Synods of Lyons (570) and Paris (573) and Bishop Cariatto, installed by King Guntram in 584, was present at the two Synods of Valence and Macon in 585. Saint Guntram (c 532 – 592 (also called Gontram, Gontran, Gunthram, or Gunthchramn) was the king of Burgundy from 561 to 592
From the beginning the bishopric of Geneva was a suffragan of the archbishopric of Vienne. The Archbishopric of Vienne, named after its episcopal see Vienne in the Isère département of southern France was a metropolitan Roman Catholic archdiocese The bishops of Geneva had the status of prince of the Holy Roman Empire since 1154, but had to maintain a long struggle for their independence against the guardians (advocati) of the see, the counts of Geneva and later the counts of Savoy. The Holy Roman Empire comprised a number of political entities which were deemed to be sovereign after the Treaty of Westphalia ( 1648) In 1290 the latter obtained the right of installing the vice-dominus of the diocese, the title of Vidame of Geneva was granted to the family of count François de Candie of Chambery-Le-Vieux a Chatellaine of the Savoy, this official exercised minor jurisdiction in the town in the bishop's. Vidame, a French corruption of the official Latin term vicedominus ('vice-lord' was a Feudal title in France. François de Candie 1st Vice-Count of Geneva (c 1314 &ndash 26 December, 1360; in Italian Conte Franco de Candia) was a nobleman and military commander Chambéry (Ciamberì or Sciamberì) is the capital of the department of Savoie, France. In 1387 Bishop Adhémar Fabry granted the town its great charter, the basis of its communal self-government, which every bishop on his accession was expected to confirm. When the line of the counts of Geneva became extinct in 1394, and the House of Savoy came into possession of their territory, assuming after 1416 the title of Duke, the new dynasty sought by every means to bring the city of Geneva under their power, particularly by elevating members of their own family to the episcopal see. The city protected itself by union with the Swiss Federation (Eidgenossenschaft), uniting itself in 1526 with Berne and Fribourg. Eidgenossenschaft is a German word meaning Confederation. The term literally translates as " Oath fellowship"
The Protestant Reformation plunged Geneva into new entanglements: while Bern favoured the introduction of the new teaching and demanded liberty of preaching for the Reformers Guillaume Farel and Antoine Froment, Catholic Fribourg renounced in 1511 its allegiance with Geneva. The Protestant Reformation was a reform movement in Europe that began in 1517 though its roots lie further back in time The city of Berne or Bern (, Berne, Berna, Romansh: Berna, Bernese German: Bärn) is the Bundesstadt ( Federal William ( Guillaume) Farel (1489 &ndash 13 September 1565) was a French evangelist, and a founder of the Reformed Church Antoine Froment (1508-1581 was a Protestant reformer in Geneva. Fribourg ( French) (Freiburg or de Freiburg im [[Üechtland]], often Fribourg) is the capital of the Swiss canton of The Protestant leader John Calvin was based in Geneva from 1536 to his death in 1564 (though briefly exiled from Geneva from 1538 to 1541), and began systematically to preach his doctrine there. John Calvin (or Jean Calvin) (10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564 was a French Protestant theologian during the Protestant Reformation and The city became a center of Protestant activity, producing works such as the Genevan Psalter, though there was much controversy (which remains to this day) regarding the relationship between Calvin and the civil authorities. The Genevan Psalter is a collection of Metrical psalms created under the supervision of John Calvin. As early as 1532 the bishop had been obliged to leave his residence, never to return; in 1536 he fixed his see at Gex, in 1535 at Annecy. GEX is a German Stock market index. It contains owner-dominated companies which have been listed on the German stock exchange for no more than ten years Annecy ( Èneci / Ènneci in Arpitan language is a city in the Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern The Apostolic zeal and devotion of St. Francis de Sales, who was Bishop of Geneva from 1602 to 1621, restored to Catholicism a large part of the diocese. This article is about the Roman Catholic saint For churches named after him see Saint Francis de Sales church.
Formerly the Diocese of Geneva extended well into Savoy, as far as Mont Cenis and the Great St. Bernard. Nyon, also often erroneously considered a separate diocese, belonged to Geneva. Nyon is a municipality in the district of Nyon in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. Under Charlemagne Tarantaise was detached from Geneva and became a separate diocese. Before the Reformation the bishops of Geneva ruled over 8 chapters, 423 parishes, 9 abbeys and 68 priories.
In 1802 the diocese was united with that of Chambéry. Chambéry (Ciamberì or Sciamberì) is the capital of the department of Savoie, France. At the Congress of Vienna (1814-15) the territory of Geneva was extended to cover 15 Savoyard and 6 French parishes, with more than 16,000 Catholics; at the same time it was admitted to the Swiss Confederation. The Congress of Vienna was a conference of ambassadors of the major powers of Europe, chaired by the Austrian statesman Clemens Wenzel von Metternich Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation The Congress expressly provided -- and the same proviso was included in the Treaty of Turin (16 March 1816) -- that in these territories transferred to Geneva the Catholic religion was to be protected, and that no changes were to be made in existing conditions without agreement with the Holy See. Events 597 BC - Babylonians capture Jerusalem, replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king Year 1816 ( MDCCCXVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Pius VII in 1819 united the city of Geneva and 20 parishes with the Diocese of Lausanne, while the rest of the ancient Diocese of Geneva (outside of Switzerland) was reconstituted, in 1822, as the French Diocese of Annecy. Pope Pius VII, OSB (August 14 1740&mdashAugust 20 1823 born Count Barnaba Niccolò Maria Luigi Chiaramonti, was Pope from March 14 1800 to August The Great Council of Geneva (cantonal council) afterwards ignored the responsibilities thus undertaken; in imitation of Napoleon's "Organic Articles", it insisted upon the Placet, or previous approval of publication, for all papal documents. Placet is a fictional Planet that appeared in the Science Fiction story Placet is a Crazy Place by Fredric Brown. Catholic indignation ran high at the civil measures taken against Marilley, the parish priest of Geneva and later bishop of the see. Still greater indignation was aroused among the Catholics by the injustice created by the Kulturkampf, which obliged them to contribute to the budget of the Protestant Church and to that of the Old Catholic Church, while for their own religious needs they did not receive the smallest pecuniary aid from the public treasury. The German term (literally "culture struggle" refers to German policies in relation to Secularity and the influence of the Roman Catholic Church, enacted The Old Catholic Church is a Christian denomination originating with churches (many of them German -speaking that split from the Roman Catholic Church in On 30 June 1907, most of the Catholics of Geneva voted for the separation of Church and State. Events 350 - Roman usurper Nepotianus, of the Constantinian dynasty, is defeated and killed by troops of the Usurper Year 1907 ( MCMVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year By this act of separation they were assured at least a negative equality with the Protestants and Old Catholics. Since then the Canton of Geneva has given aid to no creed out of either the state or the municipal revenues. The Protestants have been favoured, for to them a lump compensation of 800,000 Swiss francs (about $160,000 then) was paid at the outset, whereas the Catholics, in spite of the international agreements assuring financial support to their religion -- either from the public funds or from other sources -- received nothing.
Geneva is located at 46°12' North, 6°09' East, at the south-western end of Lake Geneva, where the lake flows back into the Rhône River. Old Town (aka Olde Towne is the typical designation of a historic or original core of a City or Town. Lake Geneva or Lake Léman (Lac Léman Léman Lac de Genève is the second largest freshwater Lake in Central Europe in terms of surface area (after The Rhone, or the Rhône is one of the major Rivers of Europe, running through Switzerland and France. It is surrounded by two mountain chains, the Alps and the Jura. The Jura Mountains are a small Mountain range located north of the Alps, separating the Rhine and Rhone rivers and forming part of
The city of Geneva has an area of 15. 86 km² (6. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 1 sq mi), while the area of the Canton of Geneva is 282 km² (108. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. The Canton of Geneva is the westernmost canton or state of Switzerland, surrounded on almost all sides by France and centered around the city of Geneva 9 sq mi), including the two small enclaves of Céligny in Vaud. Céligny is a municipality in the canton of Geneva, Switzerland. The Canton of Vaud ( French pronunciation) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland and is located in Romandy, the southwestern part of the The part of the lake that is attached to Geneva has an area of 38 km² (14. 7 sq mi) and is sometimes referred to as Petit lac (English: small lake). English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The Canton has only a 4. 5 km (2. 8 mi) long border with the rest of Switzerland; out of a total of 107. 5 km (66. 8 mi) of borders, the remaining 103 are shared with France, with the Départment de l'Ain to the North and the Département de la Haute-Savoie to the South. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Ain (ɛ̃ Arpitan: En) is a department named after the Ain River on the eastern edge of France. Haute-Savoie ( Arpitan: Savouè d’Amont / Hiôta-Savouè) is a French department, named for its location in
The altitude of Geneva is 373. Altitude is the Elevation of a point or object from a known level or datum (plural data 6 meters (1,225. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International 7 ft), and corresponds to the altitude of the largest of the Pierres du Niton, two large rocks emerging from the lake which date from the last ice age. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit "Last glacial" redirects here For the period of maximum glacier extent during this time see Last Glacial Maximum The last glacial period This rock was chosen by General Guillaume Henri Dufour as the reference point for all surveying in Switzerland. Guillaume-Henri Dufour ( 15 September 1787, Konstanz - 14 July 1875, Geneva) was a Swiss General Reference Point is the first album by Acoustic Alchemy for jazz label GRP and their fourth album overall  The second main river of Geneva is the Arve River which flows into the Rhône River just west of the city center. The Arve River flows for approximately 100km (62 miles through France, in the département of Haute-Savoie, and (for a few kilometers The Rhone, or the Rhône is one of the major Rivers of Europe, running through Switzerland and France.
In Geneva, the winter is cold and generally a little cloudy. During the winter season, it is possible to go several days without thawing, and a day or two with severe freezes where the thermometer displays −10 °C (10 °F). There are several days each month when, if anticyclonic conditions are stable, the clouds may stay for several days. From March, with temperatures rising it feels like summer in late May. However, the rain intensifies and often has a stormy character during the month of May. These may be short but strong storms depositing several tens of millimeters of rain within just a few minutes. Summers are often hot and rather humid, although some may be more changeable, the mornings remain relatively fresh. During the summer season, the rains are less frequent but more intense. This is the season where you most likely get thunderstorms with hail. If the weather in early September is still hot, it cools down quickly to become really cold in November. The morning frosts are then reappearing. Fall is also the season of mists, and the month of October is often the month with the most fog in the year. The fog can be very intense, restricting vision to less than 100 meters (328 ft) in the areas outside the city.
The city's main newspaper is the Tribune de Genève, with a readership of about 187,000, a daily newspaper founded on 1 February 1879 by James T. Bates. Tribune de Genève is a regional Newspaper of the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland, founded on 1 February 1879 by A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. James T Bates ( 29 September 1844 &ndash 24 December 1914) was an American businessman who founded the daily newspaper Tribune de Genève Le Courrier, founded in 1868, was originally supported by the Roman Catholic Church, but has been completely independent since 1996. Le Courrier is a daily Mainly focused on Geneva, Le Courrier is trying to expand into other cantons in Romandy. The Linguistic geography of Switzerland is on the main tripartite with the Swiss German region ( Deutschschweiz) in the northeast Both Le Temps (headquartered in Geneva) and Le Matin are widely read in Geneva, but both journals actually cover the whole of Romandy. Le Temps is one of Switzerland 's leading daily Newspapers The French language newspaper is published in Geneva and has editorial Le Matin ("The Morning" The Linguistic geography of Switzerland is on the main tripartite with the Swiss German region ( Deutschschweiz) in the northeast
Geneva is covered by the various French language radio networks of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, in particular the Radio Suisse Romande. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people A radio network is a network system which distributes programming to multiple stations simultaneously or slightly delayed for the purpose of extending total SRG SSR idée suisse is the Swiss Public broadcasting organisation founded in 1931. Radio Suisse Romande ( RSR) is an enterprise unit within public-broadcasting corporation SRG SSR idée suisse. While these networks cover the whole of Romandy, special programs related to Geneva are sometimes broadcast on some of the local frequencies in the case of special events such as elections. The Linguistic geography of Switzerland is on the main tripartite with the Swiss German region ( Deutschschweiz) in the northeast Other local station broadcast from the city, including RadioLac (FM 91. 8 MHz), Radio Cité (Non-commercial radio, FM 92. 2 MHz), OneFM (FM 107. 0 MHz, also broadcast in Vaud), and World Radio Switzerland (FM 88. The Canton of Vaud ( French pronunciation) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland and is located in Romandy, the southwestern part of the World Radio Switzerland (WRS formerly World Radio Geneva or WRG is a (and the only English-language radio station in Switzerland, broadcasting from the city 4 MHz), Switzerland's only English-language radio station.
The main television channel covering Geneva is the Télévision Suisse Romande; while its headquarters are located in Geneva, the programs cover the whole of Romandy and are not specific to Geneva. The term television channel generally refers to either a Television station or its cable / satellite counterpart (both outlined below Télévision Suisse Romande is a TV network with 2 channels TSR 1 and TSR 2. The Linguistic geography of Switzerland is on the main tripartite with the Swiss German region ( Deutschschweiz) in the northeast Léman Bleu is a local TV channel, founded in 1996 and distributed by cable.
Geneva observes Jeune genevois on the first Thursday following the first Sunday in September. Jeûne genevois ( Genevan fast) is a Public holiday in the canton of Geneva, Switzerland which occurs on the Thursday following By local tradition, this commemorates the date the news of the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of Huguenots reached Geneva. The St Bartholomew's Day massacre ( Massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy in French) was a wave of Roman Catholic Mob violence against the Huguenots The Genevois joke that the federal equivalent holiday, Jeune fédéral, is observed two weeks later on account of the rest of the country being a bit slow on the uptake.
Since 1818, a particular chestnut tree has been used as the official "herald of the spring" in Geneva. Chestnut ( Castanea) (including some chinkapin or Chinquapin) is a Genus of eight or nine Species of Deciduous The sautier (secretary of the Parliament of the Canton of Geneva) observes the tree and notes the day of arrival of the first bud. While this event has no practical impact, the sautier issues a formal press release and the local newspaper will usually mention the news. A news release, media release, press release or press statement is a written or recorded Communication directed at members of the News
As this is one of the world's oldest records of a plant's reaction to climatic conditions, researchers have been interested to note that the first bud appears earlier and earlier in the year. During the first century, many dates were in March or April. In recent years, it has usually been in mid-February and sometimes even earlier.  In 2002, the first bud appeared unusually early, on 7th February, and then again on 29th of December of the same year. The following year, one of the hottest Europe has ever had, became a year with no bud. In 2008, the first bud also appeared very early, on 19 February. Events 197 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum
The main sport team in Geneva is Servette FC, a football club founded in 1890 and named after a borough on the right bank of the Rhône. Servette FC is a Swiss football club based in Geneva. They currently play in the Swiss Challenge League, the second highest tier of Swiss Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered The Rhone, or the Rhône is one of the major Rivers of Europe, running through Switzerland and France. Servette was the only club to have remained in the top league in Switzerland since its creation in the 1930s; in 2005, however, management problems resulted in the bankruptcy of the club's parent company, causing the club to be demoted two divisions. Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation A holding company is a company that owns part all or a majority of other companies' outstanding Stock. It is now playing in second division.
Geneva is also home of the Genève-Servette Hockey Club, who play in the Swiss National League A. History 1905: Foundation of Servette FC 's ice hockey section National League A ( NLA) (Ligue Nationale A (LNA Lega Nazionale A is a professional Ice hockey league in Switzerland. In 2008 the team made it to the league finals but lost to the ZSC Lions. History Locally nicknamed "Z" the team was formed in 1997 as a result of the merger of the two local teams Zürcher Schlittschuh Club ( German
The city of Geneva is divided into 8 "quartiers" or districts, often made up of several conglomerated neighborhoods. Districts are a type of Administrative division, in some countries managed by a Local government. On the Left Bank (Rive Gauche) these include Jonction, Centre / Plainpalais / Acacias, Eaux-Vives and Champel while the Right Bank includes Saint-Jean / Charmilles, Servette / Petit-Saconnex, Grottes / Saint-Gervais and Paquis / Nations.
As of 2005, the population of the Commune (city) of Geneva was 185,028, while 441,000 people lived in the Canton of Geneva; around 960,000 people live in the Geneva urban community, which extends into Vaud Canton and neighboring France. A residential community is a Community, usually a small Town or City, that is composed mostly of residents, as opposed to commercial
The population of the Canton is split between 148,500 people originally from Geneva (33. 7%), 122,400 Swiss from other cantons (27. 6%) and 170,500 foreigners (38. 7%), from 180 different countries.  Including people holding multiple citizenship, 54. Multiple citizenship, or multiple nationality is a status in which a person is concurrently regarded as a Citizen under the laws of more than one state. 4% of people living in Geneva hold a foreign passport. 
In 2004, the population of the canton was 441,000, that of the commune within the traditional city limits 185,526, and that of the metropolitan area — which extends into neighbouring France and the Swiss Canton of Vaud — about 960,000. A canton is an Administrative division of a country eg a region or state A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The Canton of Vaud ( French pronunciation) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland and is located in Romandy, the southwestern part of the
While Geneva is usually considered a Protestant city, there are now more Roman Catholics (39. Protestantism refers to the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated in the 16th century Protestant Reformation. 5%) than Protestants (17. 4%) living in the Canton. 22% of the inhabitants claim not to be religious, the rest being shared between Islam (4. For other meanings including people named 'Islam' see Islam (disambiguation. 4%), Judaism (1. Judaism (from the Greek Ioudaïsmos, derived from the Hebrew יהודה Yehudah, " Judah " in Hebrew יַהֲדוּת Yahedut 1%), other religions and people who did not respond. 
Geneva's economy is mainly services oriented. The city has an important and old finance sector, which is specialized in private banking (managing assets of about 1 trillion USD) and financing of international trade. Financial services refer to services provided by the finance industry. Private banking is a term for Banking Investment and other Financial services provided by banks to private individuals investing sizable assets The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been International trade is exchange of Capital, Goods, and Services across International borders or Territories. It is also an important centre of commodity trade. Commodity markets are markets where raw or primary products are exchanged
Geneva hosts the international headquarters of companies like JT International (JTI), Mediterranean Shipping Company, Serono, SITA, Société Générale de Surveillance and STMicroelectronics. JT for short is a Cigarette manufacturing company It is part of the Nikkei 225 index Mediterranean Shipping Company SA (MSC is currently the second-largest container shipping line in the world Sale to Merck KGaA Serono was sold to Merck KGaA in Sept 2006 for € 106 Billion Merck KGaA paid CHF 1100 for each share SITA is a multinational Information technology company specialising in providing IT and telecommunication services to the Aviation industry Société Générale de Surveillance (currently known as SGS S STMicroelectronics (,)is an franco-italian Electronics and Semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in in Geneva, Switzerland. Many other multinational companies like Caterpillar, DuPont, Take Two Interactive, Electronic Arts, Hewlett-Packard, INVISTA, Procter & Gamble and Sun Microsystems have their European headquarters in the city too. Multinational corporation ( MNC) or transnational corporation ( TNC) is a Corporation or enterprise that manages Production or delivers Caterpillar Inc ( is a United States -based Corporation headquartered in Peoria Illinois. E I du Pont de Nemours and Company (,) is an American chemical company that was founded in July 1802 as a Gunpowder mill by Eleuthère Irénée Take-Two Interactive Software Inc ( is an American publisher, developer, and distributor of Video games and video game Peripherals Invista, headquartered in Wichita Kansas is the world's largest integrated fiber resin and intermediates company Procter & Gamble Co ( P&G,) is a Fortune 500, American global corporation based in Cincinnati Ohio, that manufactures a wide Sun Microsystems Inc ( is a multinational vendor of Computers computer components Computer software, and Information technology services
There is a long tradition of watchmaking (Baume et Mercier, Chopard, Franck Muller, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Raymond Weil, Omega, etc. A watch is a timepiece that is made to be worn on a person The term now usually refers to a wristwatch, which is worn on the wrist with a strap or Bracelet. Baume et Mercier (baum and mers-yay is a Swiss Watchmaking company founded in 1830 Chopard is a luxury watch jewelry and accessories company founded in 1860 by Louis-Ulysse Chopard at the age of 24 Franck Muller (born July 1958 is a noted Swiss Watchmaker known for creating complicated Timepieces His brand of watches carries the slogan "Master of Patek Philippe & Co is an upscale Swiss watch manufacturer It is currently owned by the Stern family and is led by Henri Stern and his son Rolex SA is a Swiss manufacturer of Wristwatches and accessories Raymond Weil Geneve, is a Swiss Watch manufacturer based in Geneva, Switzerland. OMEGA is the premier Counter-terrorism unit of Latvia. Founded in 1992 OMEGA cooperates with many other counter-terrorism units over the world ). Two major international producers of flavours and fragrances, Firmenich and Givaudan, have their headquarters and main production facilities in Geneva. Flavor or flavour is the sensory impression of a Food or other substance, and is determined Perfume is a mixture of fragrant Essential oils and Aroma compounds Fixatives and Solvents used to give the human body animals objects and living Firmenich SA is a private business specialising in flavors and fragrances and is a major worldwide Chemical Manufacturer. Givaudan is the world's largest producer of Flavors and Fragrances with sales of CHF 4132 million in 2007
Many people also work in the numerous offices of international organizations located in Geneva (about 24,000 in 2001). International Organization is a peer-reviewed Academic journal that covers the entire field of International affairs.
Geneva Motor Show is one of the most important international auto-shows. The International Geneva Motor Show (Salon International de l'Auto is an annual Auto show held in March in the Swiss city of Geneva. The show is held at Palexpo, a giant convention center located next to the International Airport
The city is served by the Geneva Cointrin International Airport. Palexpo is a Convention center in Geneva, Switzerland. The buildings are owned by the State of Geneva while the company is a semi-private foundation Transports Publics Genevois, ( lit Genevese Public Transports) locally known as the TPG, operates most of the public transportation system in Geneva ( A tram, tramcar, trolley, trolley car, or streetcar is a railborne vehicle, of lighter weight and construction than a Train Geneva Cointrin International Airport is an Airport in Geneva, Switzerland. It is connected to both the Swiss railway network SBB-CFF-FFS, and the French SNCF network, including direct connections to Paris, Marseille and Montpellier by TGV. The Railways of Switzerland include Standard gauge (ie1435 milimetres (4 ft 8½ ins) and narrow gauge (usually, occasionally less Swiss Federal Railways ( German: SBB Schweizerische Bundesbahnen French: CFF Chemins de fer fédéraux suisses Italian: FFS Ferrovie federali svizzere This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. SNCF ( Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français) (French National Railway Company is a French public enterprise Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Marseille, ( English alt Marseilles mɑrˈseɪ — French: maʁsɛj locally — Provençal Occitan: Marselha maʀˈsijɔ Montpellier ( Occitan Montpelhièr) is a City in the south of France. The TGV ( t rain à g rande v itesse, French for "high-speed train" is France 's High-speed rail service Geneva is also connected to the motorway systems of both Switzerland (A1 motorway) and France.
Public transport by bus, trolleybus or tram is provided by Transports Publics Genevois (TPG). A tram, tramcar, trolley, trolley car, or streetcar is a railborne vehicle, of lighter weight and construction than a Train Transports Publics Genevois, ( lit Genevese Public Transports) locally known as the TPG, operates most of the public transportation system in Geneva ( In addition to an extensive coverage of the city centre, the network covers most of the municipalities of the Canton, with a few lines extending into France. Public transport by boat is provided by the Mouettes Genevoises, which link the two banks of the lake within the city, and by the Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le lac Léman (CGN) which serves more distant destinations such as Nyon, Yvoire, Thonon, Evian, Lausanne and Montreux using both modern diesel vessels and vintage paddle steamers. A boat is a Watercraft of modest size designed to float or plane on water and provide transport over it Mouettes Genevoises Navigation is the member of Unireso that provides public transportation in and around Geneva, Switzerland by boat Compagnie Générale de Navigation sur le lac Léman (commonly abbreviated to CGN) is a public Swiss company operating boats on Lake Geneva connecting Nyon is a municipality in the district of Nyon in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. Yvoire is a village and commune on the south shore of Lake Geneva in the French département of Haute-Savoie. Thonon-les-Bains (literally Thonon-the-Baths is a picturesque French Spa town located on the south shore of the Leman Lake. Évian-les-Bains or Évian is a commune of France, in the northern part of the Haute-Savoie département, on the shores of Lausanne ( pronounced, Losanna is a city in Romandy, the French -speaking part of Switzerland, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva Montreux is a municipality in the district of Vevey in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. A paddle steamer is a ship or boat driven by a Steam engine that uses one or more Paddle wheels to develop thrust for propulsion.
Trains operated by SBB-CFF-FFS connect the airport to the main station of Cornavin in a mere six minutes, and carry on to towns such as Nyon, Lausanne, Fribourg, Montreux, Neuchâtel, Berne, Sion, Sierre, etc. Swiss Federal Railways ( German: SBB Schweizerische Bundesbahnen French: CFF Chemins de fer fédéraux suisses Italian: FFS Ferrovie federali svizzere La Gare de Cornavin (the station of Cornavin is Geneva's main train station located in the center of the city Regional train services are being increasingly developed, towards Coppet and Bellegarde. At the city limits, two new stations have been created since 2002: Genève-Sécheron (close to the UN and the Botanical Gardens) and Lancy-Pont-Rouge. Botanical gardens grow a wide variety of Plants primarily to categorize and document for scientific purposes
In 2005, work started on the CEVA (Cornavin - Eaux-Vives - Annemasse) project, first planned in 1884, which will connect Cornavin with the Cantonal hospital, the Eaux-Vives station and Annemasse, in France. Annemasse is a municipality on the Swiss Border in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region The link between the main station and the classification yard of La Praille already exists; from there, the line will go mostly underground to the Hospital and the Eaux-Vives, where it will link up to the existing line to France. A ( US and Canada) classification yard or ( UK and Canada) marshalling yard (including hump yards) is a Railroad Support for this project was obtained from all parties in the local parliament.
Taxis in Geneva can be difficult to find, and may need to be booked in advance especially in the early morning or at peak hours. In addition, which may be surprising in a modern country like Switzerland, taxis often refuse to take babies and children. Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation 
Water, natural gas and electricity are provided to the municipalities of the Canton of Geneva by the state-owned Services Industriels de Genève (shortly SIG). Water is a common Chemical substance that is essential for the survival of all known forms of Life. Natural gas is a Gaseous Fossil fuel consisting primarily of Methane but including significant quantities of Ethane, Propane, This is a list of Municipalities of the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. Public ownership (also called government ownership, state ownership or state property) refers to Government Ownership of any Most of the drinkable water (80%) is extracted from the lake; the remaining 20% is provided by groundwater originally formed by infiltration from the Arve River. Lake Geneva or Lake Léman (Lac Léman Léman Lac de Genève is the second largest freshwater Lake in Central Europe in terms of surface area (after Groundwater is Water located beneath the Ground surface in Soil pore spaces and in the Fractures of lithologic formations The Arve River flows for approximately 100km (62 miles through France, in the département of Haute-Savoie, and (for a few kilometers 30% of the Canton's electricity needs is locally produced, mainly by three hydroelectric dams on the Rhone River (Seujet, Verbois and Chancy-Pougny). Hydroelectricity is electricity generated by Hydropower, ie the production of power through use of the gravitational force of falling water A dam is a barrier that divides waters. Dams generally serve the primary purpose of retaining water while other structures such as Floodgates, Levees The Rhone, or the Rhône is one of the major Rivers of Europe, running through Switzerland and France. In addition, 13% of the electricity produced in the Canton is made from the heat induced by the burning of waste at the waste incineration facility of Les Cheneviers. Waste management is the collection Transport, processing, Recycling or disposal of Waste materials The remaining needs (57%) are covered by imports from other cantons in Switzerland or other European countries; SIG buys only electricity produced by renewable methods, and in particular does not use electricity produced using nuclear reactors or fossil fuels. Renewable energy is Energy generated from Natural resources mdashsuch as Sunlight, Wind, Rain, tides and geothermal This article is a subarticle of Nuclear power. A nuclear reactor is a device in which Nuclear chain reactions are initiated controlled Fossil fuels or mineral fuels are fossil source Fuels that is Hydrocarbons found within the top layer of the Earth’s crust. Natural gas is available in the City of Geneva, as well as in about two-thirds of the municipalities of the canton, and is imported from Western Europe by the Swiss company Gaznat. Western Europe at its most general meaning means 'all the countries in the West of Europe ' This is a list of Swiss companies, currently active and former ones A Adriatica PR&A Watch Co Sagl ABB Asea SIG also provides telecommunication facilities to carriers, service providers and large enterprises. A service provider is an Entity that provides services to other entities From 2003 to 2005 "Voisin, voisine" a Fibre to the Home pilot project with a Triple play offering was launched to test the end-user market in the Charmilles district. In Telecommunications the triple play service is a marketing term for the provisioning of the two broadband services high-speed Internet access and television and Economics and Commerce define an end-user as the person who uses a product.
Geneva is home to the University of Geneva, founded by John Calvin in 1559. The University of Geneva (Université de Genève is a university in Geneva, Switzerland. John Calvin (or Jean Calvin) (10 July 1509 – 27 May 1564 was a French Protestant theologian during the Protestant Reformation and Also, the oldest international school in the world is located in Geneva, the International School of Geneva, founded in 1924 along with the League of Nations. An International school is loosely defined as a School that does not require their students to learn the national or local language of the country the school is located in The International School of Geneva (in French: Ecole Internationale de Genève) also known as Ecolint, is a private international school based in Geneva The League of Nations was an International organization founded as a result of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919–1920 Webster University, an accredited American university also has a campus in Geneva. Webster University is an American Private university in Webster Groves, a suburb of St
The city is home to the Graduate Institute of International Studies, as well as the International School of Geneva and Institut International de Lancy (founded in 1903). The Graduate Institute of International Studies, best known as HEI, was founded in 1927 at the time of the League of Nations, as one of the first institutions in The International School of Geneva (in French: Ecole Internationale de Genève) also known as Ecolint, is a private international school based in Geneva The Institut International de Lancy (formerly known as the Collège Marie-Thérèse is a private school located in Switzerland.
The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations is a private university on the grounds of the Château de Penthes, an old manor with a park and view of Lac Leman. The Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations is located in Geneva, Switzerland. Unlike Public universities, private universities generally do not receive direct operational funding from national or subnational governments and thus rely on private Lake Geneva or Lake Léman (Lac Léman Léman Lac de Genève is the second largest freshwater Lake in Central Europe in terms of surface area (after
The Canton of Geneva's public school system has écoles primaires (ages 4-12) and cycles d'orientation (ages 12-15). The Canton of Geneva is the westernmost canton or state of Switzerland, surrounded on almost all sides by France and centered around the city of Geneva The obligation to attend school ends at age 16, but secondary education is provided by collèges (ages 15-19), the oldest of which is the Collège Calvin, which is housed at the University of Geneva, and could be considered one of the oldest public schools in the world. History On February 24, 1428 The University of Geneva (Université de Genève is a university in Geneva, Switzerland. The term public school has two distinct (and virtually opposite meanings depending on the location of usage in the United States, Australia and
Geneva also has a choice of private schools.
As the Geneva authorities say, the history of the city is closely related to that of the foreign communities. Ever since the migration of foreigners to Geneva, these communities have found refuge, bringing their know-how, their customs and hope of a new life. Procedural knowledge is the knowledge exercised in the performance of some task They have widely participated in the international influence of Geneva, to its economic prosperity, and also to the spreading of views and of science.
Many other communities or minorities are also very well represented in Geneva, including sexual minorities, with no less than three organizations: Dialogai, a gay organization; Lestime, a lesbian organization; and association 360, an LGBT organization. LGBT (also GLBT) is an initialism referring collectively to Lesbian, Gay, bisexual, and Transgender / transsexual The Gay International Group (Geneva, Switzerland) is a good resource for gay foreigners, tourists or expatriates. The Gay International Group is an organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland that offersan informal meeting space for Gay men Expatriates internationals Also, a new LGBT group has debuted within the University of Geneva itself, called "Think Out". This group addresses students and professors linked directly or indirectly with the matter of sexual diversity.
Many religions are represented in Geneva. The Plymouth Brethren have an assembly there, established since the days of John Nelson Darby. The Plymouth Brethren is a Conservative, Evangelical Christian movement, whose history can be traced to Dublin, Ireland John Nelson Darby, (18 November 1800 - 29 April 1882 was an Anglo-Irish evangelist, and an influential figure among the original Plymouth Brethren. The Catholic religion has become more influential, thanks to immigration from Latin countries. The Jewish community is one of the oldest of Switzerland. A kehilla or kehillah (קהילה Hebrew: "community" is a Jewish Community. There have been two mosques in Geneva for more than 20 years. 
Geneva was the seat of the League of Nations between 1919 and the league's dissolution in 1946. The Palais des Nations (Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, was built between 1929 and 1938 as the headquarters of the League of Nations The World Intellectual Property Organization ( WIPO) is one of the 16 specialized agencies of the United Nations. The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security International Organization is a peer-reviewed Academic journal that covers the entire field of International affairs. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire known as CERN The International Labour Organization The International Organization for Migration is an intergovernmental organization The Inter-Parliamentary Union ( IPU) ( French: L'Union Interparlementaire (UIP) is an international organization established in 1889 by William Randal The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights ( OHCHR) is a United Nations agency that works to promote and protect the human Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR (established December 14, 1950) is a "OCHA" redirects there See Ocha for other possible meanings The World Intellectual Property Organization ( WIPO) is one of the 16 specialized agencies of the United Nations. The European Broadcasting Union ( EBU; L'Union Européenne de Radio-Télévision ("UER" and unrelated to the European Union) is a confederation The League of Nations was an International organization founded as a result of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919–1920 It was first housed in the Palais Wilson, and then in the Palais des Nations, which now hosts the United Nations. The Palais Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland, is the current headquarters of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Palais des Nations (Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, was built between 1929 and 1938 as the headquarters of the League of Nations The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security Numerous international non-governmental organizations have also elected Geneva as their headquarters, including:
The Geneva Environment Network (GEN) publishes the Geneva Green Guide, and extensive listing of Geneva-based global organizations working on environment protection and sustainable development. The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF is a non-denominational non-governmental, development agency founded in 1967 by Aga Khan IV. Airports Council International (ACI based in Geneva, Switzerland, is a Non profit organisation, whose prime purpose is to advance the interests of airports The Conference of European Churches (CEC was founded in 1959 to promote reconciliation dialogue and friendship between the churches of Europe at a time of growing Cold War The International AIDS Society ( IAS) is an international society for Scientists, Health care and Public health workers and others engaged in "ICRC" redirects here For other uses see ICRC (disambiguation. The International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma Programme (DP is an Educational programme examined in one of three languages ( English, French or Spanish History Founding In 1919 representatives from the National Red Cross Societies of Britain France Italy Japan and the US came together in Paris to found the League The International Union Against Cancer or UICC (Union Internationale Contre le Cancer is the only Non-governmental organization dedicated exclusively to the global Mandat International, also known as the International Cooperation Foundation, is an international Non-governmental organization based in Geneva, The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes ( PEFC) is a system that ensureS the Sustainability of Wood products UN Watch is a Geneva-based NGO whose mandate is to monitor the United Nations according to the principles of its charter and to promote human rights for all The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD is a CEO-led global association of some 200 international companies dealing exclusively with business and Sustainable The World Council of Churches ( WCC) is an international The World Heart Federation, is a nongovernmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland dedicated to the prevention and control of heart disease and stroke with The World Economic Forum (WEF is a Geneva -based Non-profit foundation best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM is the Non-governmental international organization which governs most national Scout Organizations, with 28 million The World Wide Web Virtual Library was the first index of content on the World Wide Web and still operates as a directory of E-texts and information sources on the The International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics, also known by its short name The Geneva Association, is an organisation formed by a maximum of 80 CEOs The International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics, also known by its short name The Geneva Association, is an organisation formed by a maximum of 80 CEOs Youth With A Mission ( YWAM, generally pronounced as "why-wam" is an international inter-denominational non-profit Christian Missionary organization Médecins Sans Frontières (pronounced) or Doctors Without Borders, is a secular humanitarian-aid Non-governmental organization best known A website (by the Swiss Government, WBCSD, UNEP and IUCN) includes stories about how NGOs, business, government and the UN cooperate. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD is a CEO-led global association of some 200 international companies dealing exclusively with business and Sustainable The UN Environment Programme (or UNEP) coordinates United Nations environmental activities assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies By doing so, it attempts to explain why Geneva has been picked by so many NGOs and UN as their headquarter location.