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The Palais Wilson

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The Palais Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland, is the current headquarters of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. It was also the headquarters of the League of Nations until that body moved its premises to the Palais des Nations, which was constructed between 1929 and 1938, also in Geneva. It is named afterU.S. President Woodrow Wilson, who was instrumental to the foundation of the League of Nations. The treaty bodies also hold their sessions in the Palais Wilson.

The building, located on the western side of Lake Geneva, is one of the most prominent on the waterfront.

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Hotel President Wilson, Geneva

B: Parc of "La Perle Du Lac" on Geneva's lake side

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

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D: Lake Geneva

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Lake Geneva

E: Lake Geneva

door Alex Maksiov, 630 hier vandaan

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F: Geneva Fountain from the jetty of Paquis

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H: Beau Rivage

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I: Geneva,Switzerland

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J: Overlooking Lake Geneva and the Jet, Switzerland

door John Nayler, 720 hier vandaan

Overlooking Lake Geneva and the Jet, Switzerland

Overlooking Lake Geneva and the Jet, Switzerland

Dit panorama is genomen in Geneva, Switzerland, Europe

Dit is een overzicht van 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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