Message from State President of the Republic and canton of Geneva

International Geneva: a unique space for encounters and exchanges.

Thanks to the presence of countless international actors, Geneva takes part in the strengthening of dialogues between States, IOs, NGOs and even civil society every day.

The Diplomatic Club helps animate this dialogue: it enables an ambassador to converse with a professor of international law, a climate change expert to meet a Geneva banker, and a director of a Human Rights NGO to interact with a CERN physicist.

In no other city in the world are such interactions and meetings possible and we must preserve this privileged and necessary framework. The Club plays an instrumental role in supporting this framework through its rich, varied and dynamic programme. I wish here, on behalf of the Council of State, to sincerely thank the Club for its invaluable contribution and work.

Antonio Hodgers