Place Des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
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Place Des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

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This is the Place des Nations, in the center of many International Organizations Head-Quarters, such as the UN (United Nations), ITU (International Telecommunication Union), UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), ICRC ( International Committee of the Red Cross), WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)and other...

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Bilder in der Nähe von Geneva, Switzerland

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A: Near The Broken Chair

von J-P. Scherrer, 30 Meter entfernt

The Broken Chair is a monumental sculpture in wood by the Swiss artist Daniel Berset, constructed by ...

Near The Broken Chair

B: Under The Broken Chair

von J-P. Scherrer, 40 Meter entfernt

The Broken Chair is a monumental sculpture in wood by the Swiss artist Daniel Berset, constructed by ...

Under The Broken Chair

C: Musée Ariana, Geneva

von Eric Souvaroff, 320 Meter entfernt

Musée Ariana, Geneva

D: Ariana Muséum, Geneva, Switzerland

von Eric Souvaroff, 330 Meter entfernt

Twelve centuries of ceramic art. The art of fire at the Swiss Museum of Ceramics and Glass. At first ...

Ariana Muséum, Geneva, Switzerland

E: United Nations headquarters New York United States

von yunzen liu, 580 Meter entfernt

The headquarters of the United Nations is a complex in New York City. The complex has served as the o...

United Nations headquarters New York United States

F: UN Human Rights Counsil 16th Session

von Laurent Egli, 710 Meter entfernt

The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 States resp...

UN Human Rights Counsil 16th Session

G: Park de la Perle du Lac #2 (Pearl of the Lake Park)

von J-P. Scherrer, 1.1 entfernt

This park is situated on the left bank of Lake Geneva, near many international organisations, such as...

Park de la Perle du Lac #2 (Pearl of the Lake Park)

I: The Palais Wilson

von J-P. Scherrer, 1.3 entfernt

The Palais Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland, is the current headquarters of the Office of the United Nat...

The Palais Wilson

J: Cornavin Train Station

von J-P. Scherrer, 1.3 entfernt

This is a view of the trains platforms at the Cornavin Station. It's an important stop of the TGV (Hi...

Cornavin Train Station

Das Panorama wurde in Geneva, Switzerland, Europe aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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