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Learn more about the work of your UN colleagues in Geneva!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, Geneve | UNOG

From disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control to peacemaking, peacebuilding, humanitarian emergencies, human rights, health, technology, economic cooperation, trade and sustainable development, the work of the United Nations in Geneva impacts every aspect of life of every person around the globe on a daily basis.

The 2013 Annual Report of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) provides a window into this work, made possible by the over 9,400 staff members of the UN family in Geneva.

The historic Palais des Nations, originally home to the League of Nations, houses around 4,000 staff, mainly of UNOG, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and representatives of most offices, funds, programmes and specialized agencies of the UN system based in Geneva.

At UNOG, colleagues work in a variety of areas, providing administrative support to more than 60 UN offices, departments and other entities, and conference management services for the over 10,000 meetings at the Palais every year. These include those in the headlines, such as the Geneva Conference on Syria and the talks on the nuclear programme of the Islamic Republic of Iran, as well as a number of discreet negotiations and mediation efforts. Other areas of work include outreach and communication on the activities of the UN in Geneva; preserving and disseminating information and knowledge through the Library; advancing cultural understanding; safeguarding institutional memory through the Archives and Records; furthering UN disarmament priorities; and building partnerships with civil society, the academic community, regional organizations, and other Geneva entities.

Read the 2013 UNOG Annual Report and find out more!