Visiting the United Nations in Geneva!

This past week I had the opportunity to travel to Geneva, Switzerland for the second time in my life. Geneva is home to the second largest of the United Nations offices (New York City is the Main Headquarters, and there are offices in Nairobi, Kenya and Vienna, Austria). Geneva is an amazing city with a remarkable international atmosphere. Here are some photos from both of my visits to the United Nations in Geneva!

This is outside the United Nations. Each of the 193 member states flags are flown here! #Collaboration #UkrainesFlagIstHere

This is outside the United Nations. Each of the 193 member states flags are flown here! #Collaboration #UkrainesFlagIstHere

United Nations sign! Huge global decisions are made here! #ThisCouldBeYouOneDay

United Nations sign! Huge global decisions are made here! #ThisCouldBeYouOneDay

The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room in the United Nations in Geneva! The room was donated by the Spanish Government at a cost of 20 million Euros. The ceiling was made by artist Miquel Barceló who was quoted saying the "All of it is a sea upside down, but it is also a cave, The complete union of opposites, the ocean surface of the Earth and its most concealed cavities." It reminds us that although cultures are unique and different, we must ultimately come together as humans to solve issues that arise in our world. Not surprisingly, the Human Rights Council meets in this room, as does the Alliance of Civilizations, a group of experts who aim to explore why different cultures are polarized.  #HumanRights #WeAreOne # Humanity #UN

The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room in the United Nations in Geneva! The room was donated by the Spanish Government at a cost of 20 million Euros. The ceiling was made by artist Miquel Barceló who was quoted saying the "All of it is a sea upside down, but it is also a cave, The complete union of opposites, the ocean surface of the Earth and its most concealed cavities." It reminds us that although cultures are unique and different, we must ultimately come together as humans to solve issues that arise in our world. Not surprisingly, the Human Rights Council meets in this room, as does the Alliance of Civilizations, a group of experts who aim to explore why different cultures are polarized.  #HumanRights #WeAreOne # Humanity #UN

Meeting room within the UN Offices in Geneva! Members of the UN General Assembly meet here to discuss important issues and vote on resolutions aiming to solve those world problems! #WorkTogether

Meeting room within the UN Offices in Geneva! Members of the UN General Assembly meet here to discuss important issues and vote on resolutions aiming to solve those world problems! #WorkTogether

The old door handles from the League of Nations, the precursor organization to the United Nations #History #InternationalCooperation

The old door handles from the League of Nations, the precursor organization to the United Nations #History #InternationalCooperation

This chair sculpture was created by Swiss artist Daniel Berset and built by carpenter Louis Geneve. This amazing monument sits across from the UN Office Building in Geneva. It stands as a reminder to the abhorrence of land mines and cluster bombs reminding delegates to think before they act. #Peace #Delegates #LetsChangeTheWorld

This chair sculpture was created by Swiss artist Daniel Berset and built by carpenter Louis Geneve. This amazing monument sits across from the UN Office Building in Geneva. It stands as a reminder to the abhorrence of land mines and cluster bombs reminding delegates to think before they act. #Peace #Delegates #LetsChangeTheWorld

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