To mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will open the doors of its headquarters in Geneva, the Palais Wilson, to the public on 30 September 2023.
An emblematic visit to the Palais Wilson on 30 September 2023, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a day filled with fun and interesting activities relating to human rights!
The headquarters of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights will open its doors to the public to mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Learn more about the work of the OHCHR
Different events and stands will offer the public an opportunity to learn more about human rights and the actions of the OHCHR around the world. Knowledge tests, interactive discussions and meetings with experts are all on the programme.
Focus on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Learn more about the Declaration and take part in several related workshops. You can also print your own copy of the Universal Declaration using a replica of the Gutenberg printing press or create a historic magazine cover with the help of a photo booth.
With a treasure hunt, a creative workshop with Spanish artist Cristobal Gabarron, a puppet show and a circus workshop, there’ll be plenty to keep children busy too.
Heritage: the Palais Wilson
The Palais Wilson was also the first headquarters of the League of Nations. This open day will provide an opportunity to walk around the building and discover its secrets, thanks to an audio tour and a number of historic photos.
Saturday 30 September, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At the Palais Wilson, rue des Pâquis 52, 1201 Geneva.
Each visitor will be subject to a security check. To visit the Palais Wilson, please reserve in advance and present an ID document at the entrance.
- Online reservations on the website of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
The Palais Wilson is accessible by public transport:
- bus 1 and 25, Gautier or Châteaubriant stops
- tram 15, Butini stop
Anyone travelling by car is advised to use the public parking spaces nearby:
- Wilson car park,
- Les Alpes car park,
- The Grand Hôtel Fairmont car park,
- The Novotel Centre hotel car park.
This event is organised by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights with the support of the City and the Canton of Geneva.
Article modifié le 27.09.2023 à 16:33