For classes visiting Geneva

One of the assets of Geneva on the world stage is its ability to welcome a very large number of international actors. The Eduki Foundation offers visits, meetings and presentations of International Geneva for classes to discover some of the main organizations during their visits.

Behind the Scenes of International Relations

Elèves dans la salle des EAU

Did you know that Geneva is the world's leading center in terms of concentration of international cooperation actors? 37 international organizations are present as World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), or World Trade Organization (WTO). Debates and decisions taken in Geneva have a direct impact on our daily lives in different areas: humanitarian aid, human rights defense, weather forecasting, copyright law, innovation, international trade, phone use, nature conservation, vaccine regulation.

It is in Geneva that ….

  • more than 2.7 million of international patent applications are filed at World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO),
  • the UN Human Rights Council meets 10 weeks a year to urge states to implement human rights around the world,
  • the web was created more than 30 years ago by CERN ( the European Organization for Nuclear Research) where the key issues of cybersecurity are now playing out.

According the availability of the class, the Eduki Foundation offers 3 modules to visit International Geneva and to discover this important sector for Switzerland.

 

Visiting modules 

½ day

1 day

2 to 4 days

Guided tour & Quiz

Guided tour & Quiz

Visit of  the UNO, the Intenational Museum of the Red Cross or meeting with an expert

Guided tour & Quiz

Visit of the UNO,  The International Museum of the Red Cross or meeting with an expert

Thematic meetings

 

1/2 day visit of International Geneva

1 hour

Guided tour of International Geneva with Eduki

+ 1/2 hour

Quiz on International Geneva with Eduki

 

1 day to discover international Geneva

10.00 – 11.00 am

Guided tour of International Geneva with Eduki

11.00 – 11.30 am

Quiz on International Geneva with Eduki

11.30 – 1.30 pm 

Outdoor lunch (not provided)

12.00 – 4.00 pm

Visit of the UN or the International Red Cross Museum; Conference-debate with an expert from an international organization or NGO.

 

2 to 4 days with experts of international cooperation

Meeting with experts from International Geneva from different entities such as international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), diplomatic missions. These meetings can also be organized around one or more themes or fields of action.

Example on the theme "Humanitarian aid, Refugees and Migration":

DAY 1

10.00 – 11.00 am

Guided tour of International Geneva with Eduki

11.00 – 11.30 am

Quiz on International Geneva with Eduki

11.30 – 1.30 pm

Lunch break

2.00 – 4.00 pm

Visit of the UN or the International Red Cross Museum; Conference-debate with an expert from an international organization or NGO.

 
DAY 2

10:00 – 11:30 am

Refugees: presentation by the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)

11:30 – 13:30 pm

Lunch break

14:00 – 15:00 pm

Migration: a panel discussion with an expert from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

 
DAY 3

10:00 – 11:30  am

Conférence-débat: partir sur le terrain, quels défis (MSF/CICR)

11:30 – 13:30 pm

Lunch break

14:00 – 15:00 pm

The position of States: meeting with a diplomatic mission.

 

The schedules are to be established with the group, in order to allow free time to visit local Geneva too.

The other themes around which a program can be developed are:

Human rights
Economy, Labor and Development
Environment
International Geneva
Professions in International cooperation
Humanitarian aid, Refugees and Migration
Sports

 

Internet, post and telecommunications
Peace and Disarmament
Population, culture and education
Intellectual property
Health
Science and research
United Nations System
Transport

Non-exhaustive list. Contact us for more information.

Preparation

Students are strongly encouraged to prepare questions in advance. Thematic files (French only) are available on the website under the "Resources" tab. One week before the visit, topical links on the theme will be emailed to the teacher.