Message from the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG)

The Diplomatic Club of Geneva, a reflection on multilateralism in Geneva

Through its diversity of actors – governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, academic and private sectors – and the central role it has played for over a century, International Geneva has become a recognized hub for multilateral governance at the heart of an increasingly fragmented world facing multiple challenges. 

Among these diverse actors, the Diplomatic Club of Geneva constitutes an important platform for bringing together local and International Geneva and exchanging ideas on how to further shape collective and innovative solutions. The Diplomatic Club contributes to supporting and strengthening International Geneva’s values – peace, rights and well-being – as well as the development of tomorrow’s multilateralism.

On behalf of my colleagues working for the United Nations family in Geneva, I extend my sincere thanks to the Diplomatic Club for the work it has accomplished over the past 40 years and I look forward to continuing this fruitful collaboration.

Tatiana Valovaya