conference venue Palace of Nations, Geneva

Built between 1929 and 1936 and located at the heart of the Parc de l'Ariana, the Palais des Nations houses the European headquarters of the United Nations, and is the largest UN centre after New York. The facility, an outstanding testimony to twentieth-century architecture, is situated in the beautiful Ariana Park in Geneva, Switzerland. More than 25,000 delegates pass through the centre each year, and many works of art are on display there. 


CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room

Formerly Room XX, this is one of the largest conference rooms (754 seats) in the Palace of Nations. It was completely renovated as part of a Spanish donation to the United Nations. The main feature is a ceiling sculpture by Miquel Barceló. It was inaugurated on November 18th, 2008 by the United Nations Secretary-General and the King and Queen of Spain. The Human Rights Council frequently meets at this location. 

Where to stay Accomodation

The IYOG committee has worked closely with a local travel agency to provide convenient accommodation close to the Palace of Nations. Please contact the travel agency directly using the email below and they will provide you with a list of partnered hotels to choose from.


Directions Palace of Nations, Geneva