The "capital of peace"

Geneva is known as a hub for dozens of international organisations, the United Nations and over 250 non-governmental agencies. But it's also home to a strong expat community and numerous multinational corporations.

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Inside the UN and international organisations
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UN investigator Carla Del Ponte at the presentation of the latest report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria on human rights violations committed during the battle for Aleppo
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Expat Life
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Geneva: the facts

French-speaking Geneva is at the western end of Lake Geneva, surrounded on almost all sides by France. The canton has 103 kilometres of borders with Switzerland's neighbour and just 4.5 kilometres with the rest of the country.
The city itself has 185,000 inhabitants, while the canton has 453,439 (2008). The metropolitan Geneva area (which includes nine other towns) covers most of the canton and spreads across into France (population 730,000). Some 40 per cent of the Geneva population is foreign.
Geneva is home to the headquarters of 34 international organisations, such as the World Health Organization, the World Trade Organization and the International Committee of the Red Cross. "International Geneva", as it is known, is worth around CHF3 billion a year to the canton.
In all, some 29,500 international diplomats and civil servants are based in the city, of whom around 2,300 staff are working for 250 non-governmental organisations. Around 9,500 staff work for the United Nations family in Geneva, which is the largest concentration of UN personnel in the world. There are also 174 states represented by permanent diplomatic missions to the UN. Some 930 multinationals are also registered in Geneva, providing over 76,000 jobs.