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CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, is the most powerful of the international treaties to protect endangered animals and plants. From 17 to 29 August, #WorldWildlifeConference in Geneva will strengthen trade rules for fisheries, exotic pets, #elephants & more. #rhino, #rosewood, #eels, #sharks, #BigCats also on the agenda. #Multilateralism100 #CITESCoP18 @cites Photo credit: CITES

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#TBT to 1947 and the inauguration of direct radio teleprinter circuit between @UN headquarters at Lake Success and its European Office @UN Geneva. Messages were sent by duplex teleprinter, operating at an approximate speed of 60 words a minute. 📷 UN Photo archives

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“I believe women can bring a different outlook and experiences to disarmament related discussions.” Tatyana Valovaya is the new @ungeneva Director-General and the first woman to be Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament. #women #Disarmament #genderequality #Geneva #Genève #UN 📷 UN Photo

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The way we were: Palais des Nations then and now. The foundation stone on the Palais was laid on 7 September 1929. #TourTuesday #Multilateralism100 #Geneva #Genève #Nations 📷 UN Photo/Patrick Jacquet #ThenAndNow #TheWayWeWere

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"Today, we celebrate the young people, youth-led organizations, Governments and others who are working to transform #education and uplift young people everywhere," -- @antonioguterres Happy #YouthDay! 📷 UN Photo/Pierre Albouy (2014)

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Friday is the #IndigenousDay and we celebrate the world's 370 million indigenous peoples who live un 90 countries and represent 5,000 different cultures. In this archive photo, a Yellow Bird Apache Dancer performs at the opening of the fourth session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at @ungeneva in 2011. #WeAreIndigenous #DíaPueblosIndígenas #autochtones 📷 UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

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The Assembly Hall is the largest meeting room at the Palais des Nations. It was constructed and decorated between 1933 and 1939, and today it can seat more than 2,000 people. Large-scale events such as the @who World Health Assembly and the @iloinfo International Labour Conference, take place in the Assembly Hall every year. #TBT #TheWayWeWere #UN #WHA72 #ILO100 #Multilateralism100 #Geneva #Genève #PalaisDesNations 📷 UN Photo/Patrick Jacquet

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Did you know that we keep peacocks at our home, Palais des Nations, located in the 46-hectare Ariana Park? It is not unusual to see these birds dancing in full splendor or simply observing the skies. They were donated by #Japan and #India, and are cared for by the park's gardeners. #Birds #Peacocks #Park #Splendor #Geneva #Genève . 📷 UN Photo/Daniel Babey

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We are happy to welcome the new Director-General of @ungeneva today! Tatiana Valovaya brings to her new position over 35 years of experience in journalism, diplomacy & government service. More info ➡️ is.gd/ncfWka #UN #Geneva #Genève #PalaisDesNations #DirectorGeneral #Leadership . 📷 UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

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#TheWayWeWere : Press Room III at the Palais des Nations in the 1950s and the 2010s. #Multilateralism100 #Geneva #Genève #UN . 📷 UN Photo/Patrick Jacquet

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Happy National Day to Switzerland, host country to @ungeneva! Switzerland joined the United Nations as its 190th Member State in September 2002, six months after the Swiss people supported the full membership in a national referendum. In this #TBT 2002 photo, a Swiss flag is being raised at a ceremony at the Palais des Nations. . #Switzerland #Suisse #Schweiz #Svizerra #UN #Flag #NationalDay #Geneva #Genève . 📷 UN Photo

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Happy World #FriendshipDay! Friendship is about sharing moments, respecting each other, and being by your friend's side. Cherkhan 🐶 and Samba 🐕 have been looking after one another and the safety of @ungeneva ever since 2013. #Friends #K9 #dogs . 📷 UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

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One hundred years ago, the League of Nations was founded. The first modern multilateral institution, the League was a direct predecessor of the United Nations. Throughout 2019, we are celebrating the League's legacy and emphasizing the values of multilateralism, which is needed today more than ever. #Multilateralism100 #Geneva #Genève #LeagueOfNations #MultilateralismMatters . 📷 UN Photo/Miladin Bogetić

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UN staff, families & friends carry a giant rainbow flag during the Geneva Pride Parade. #genevapride2019 #loveislove #freeandequal #UNGlobe

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43 KILOMETERS. That is the total length of all books 📚📚📚 held at @ungeneva library put together. These books, periodicals and documents, some dating back to the time of the League of Nations, are kept in ten floors of our library. UN Geneva Library is open to public every working day from 8:30 to 5:30. #Library #History #Learning #Geneva #Genève #Multilateralism100 . 📷 UN Photo/Miladin Bogetić

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#TBT to the Geneva Summit of 1955, with leaders of the USSR, the US, France and the UK posing in the garden of @ungeneva. This was the "Big Four" first summit since the Potsdam Conference of 1945. #ThenAndNow #TheWayWeWere . 📷 UN Photo/Patrick Jacquet

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"The Blue Star of Life" by Yaushiko Shirakata adorns the hall of the Council Chamber. This vase, donated by Japan for the @unitednations 50th anniversary, represents planet Earth and reminds of the importance of safeguarding our world. . #TourTuesday #PalaisArt #Geneva #Genève #Japan . 📷 UN Photo/Miladin Bogetić

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The Graduate Study Programme is the longest running educational programme at the United Nations, and we are happy to welcome the 57th class to @ungeneva today! Over the next two weeks, these 57 young people from 37 countries will be learning about multilateralism through presentations, group work and visits to institutions. Welcome on board, #GSP57! We hope you make the most out of it. #Geneva #Genève #Multilateralism100 #diversity #youth . 📷 UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

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The outgoing Director-General of @ungeneva, Michael Møller, raises the UN flag while the guard of honor (accompanied by three adorable K9 🐶🐕🐶) salute him. Mr. Møller is retiring today after 40 years of service with the United Nations, including last 5.5 years as the head of UN Geneva. #Geneva #Genève #Goodbye #Godspeed #ThankYou . 📷 UN Photo/Iryna Turtaieva

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Chinese interpreters at work during a session of the Conference on Disarmament at @ungeneva this week. #Chinese is one of the six official languages of the United Nations, along with English, French, Spanish, Russian and Arabic. Promoting multilingualism is one of the priorities in the UN. . #languages #interpretation #translation #multilingualism #Geneva . 📷 UN Photo/Iryna Turtaieva

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Exactly 74 years ago to this day, representatives of 50 countries gathered in San Francisco signed the founding document of the United Nations - the UN Charter 📕. Today we mark the #CharterDay. . 📷 UN Photo/Miladin Bogetić

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Hundreds of @ungeneva staff gather at the Assembly Hall to express their appreciation to the outgoing Director-General Michael Møller. Mr. Møller led UN Geneva for over 5.5 years. Breaking down silos, promoting synergies and encouraging new ways of thinking were among his priorities. Thank you for your 40 years of service with the UN, Michael Møller. . 📷 UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

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"The eyes of the world are on the Council as this June session opens. This Council is committed to upholding all human rights for all human beings." The @unitednations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, opens the 41st session of the Human Rights Council at @ungeneva. 📺 webtv.un.org #HRC41 #humanrights #Geneva 📷 UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

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"The Marshall Islands may be far from Geneva, but its concerns are at the heart of what we do here," said @ungeneva Director-General at the opening of the country's permanent mission in Geneva. The Marshall Islands is the 180th UN Member State to have a mission in Geneva. #climateaction #MarshallIslands #Geneva #multillateralism . 📷 UN Photo

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United Nations Secretary-General @antonioguterres addressed the Centenary Conference of the International Labour Organization, which closes at @ungeneva today. The Conference has adopted a number of key documents, including the Centenary Declaration. Follow ➡️ @iloinfo for more updates. #ILO100 #OIT100 #Multilateralism100 #DecentWork #futureofwork . 📷 UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

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For the first time in the recorded history, more than 70 million people are displaced around the world. On the #WorldRefugeeDay, and every other day, let's say it clearly: we stand with all refugees. This photo, taken at @ungeneva in 2017, shows a model of a self-standing family tent provided by the UN Refugee Agency. #WithRefugees #RefugeeDay #Solidarity #flashbackfriday . 📷 UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

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The Human Rights Council will hold its 41st regular session at @ungeneva from 24 June to 12 July. The Council will examine more than 100 reports 📑 on a wide range of issues. ✔Watch live 💻: webtv.un.org ✔More info ➡️ is.gd/1aiQjJ #humanrights #Geneva #HRC41 . 📷 UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

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Climate-conscious food can also be delicious 😋 We are teaming up with chefs 👨‍🍳👩🏾‍🍳 from around the world 🌎🌍🌏 for the @unitednations #ActNow food challenge 🍆🍊🍅 and asking ➡️ YOU to join us & share sustainable food recipes by posting a photo or a video using #ActNow! More info ▶️un.org/actnow #ClimateAction #OurPlanet #sustainability #healthyfood #health #foodchallenge 📷 UN Photo

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Our colleagues from the @ungeneva Library have now scanned 5 million (FIVE MILLION!) pages of archive materials from the times of the League of Nations, part of the ongoing digitization project. 📚📖📃📄 Ten more million to go. Bravo & good luck! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #Multilateralism100 #library #archives #Geneva #history #posterity . 📷 UN Library Photo

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Last month, our Secretary-General @antonioguterres visited #Tuvalu, where he witnessed first-hand the devastating impact of the global #climate emergency: rising seas disrupting the lives of families, affecting their livelihoods and forcing them to leave their homes. It is a sign of what can happen to the entire 🌍. We need urgent #ClimateAction to save Tuvalu and save the world. 📷 Regram: @cgregoryphoto for @time

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This week and next, @ungeneva is hosting the Centenary Session of the International Labour Conference, the high point of a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the #ILO. The Conference brings together high-level visitors, working groups, and more than 5,000 delegates from around the world discussing the #futureofwork. #Multilateralism100 . 📷 UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

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As the high-level segment of the International Labour Conference brings dozens of heads of state and government to @ungeneva this week, we share some #behindthescenes images of preparations for the #ILO100 events. @iloinfo . UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

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World Environment Day was yesterday. 🌿 But the fight for our planet continues today and every day. 🌿 "Tax pollution, not people. Stop subsidizing fossil fuels. Stop building new coal plants." - UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres . . . 📸: UN Photo/G. P. Beaulière . . . . . . . . . . . #ClimateAction #GlobalGoals #BeatAirPollution #worldenvironmentday #cleanenergy #multilateralism #geneva #fossilfuels #greenenergy

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Happy #WorldBicycleDay! Investing in pedestrians and cyclists can save lives, help protect the environment and support poverty reduction. Quite a few of our colleagues here in Geneva cycle to work. Do you? . . . . . . . . . . . . . #sustainability #bike #bikelife #cycling #sport #health #un #environment #climatechange #poverty #sdgs #geneva #switzerland #multilateralism

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Every FOUR SECONDS someone dies because of smoking. 🚬⚰ On the #WorldNoTobaccoDay, we are offering free sessions to staff who want to quit #smoking, lectures, & we're further restricting places where one can smoke around the @ungeneva premises. Don't let cigarettes take your breath away! #SmokeFree #NoSmoking #NoTobacco #QuitToday

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One hundred years. One hundred years ago, the world witnessed a birth of the first modern multilateral organization - League of Nations (Societé des Nations). This year we are celebrating one century of multilateralism and many positive legacies of the League. #multilateralism100 #leagueofnations #Geneva #Genève . 📷 UN Photo/Miladin Bogetić

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Hundreds of former peacekeepers, diplomats, UN staff and school children assembled at @ungeneva today to pay respect to more than 3,800 fallen #peacekeepers and 100,000 military, police and civilian peacekeepers who are currently serving in 14 missions around the world. #PKDay #ProtectingPeace . 📷 UN Photo/Gaetan Beauliere

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The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room at @ungeneva features a prominent ceiling creation by the Spanish artist Miguel Barceló. Tomorrow a unique artificial intelligence #AI cultural event will take place in this spectacular setting. More info & registration ➡️ reg.unog.ch/event/29877 #AIforGood . 📷 UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

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Did you know❓ This year we are marking 100 years of modern #multilateralism - 100 years since the establishment of the League of Nations. Our @ungeneva library has the League's original covenant and many more cool documents on display 📃📖📑! #Multilateralism100 #history #Geneva #library #LeagueOfNations . 📷 UN Photo/Iryna Turtaieva

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The “Broken Chair” has become a symbol of the Place des Nations and International #Geneva over the years. It highlights the danger of anti-personnel #landmines, which are prohibited under the 1997 Ottawa Convention. . 📷UN Photo/Yanis Boulekrouche

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Queen Letizia of #Spain visited @ungeneva today, where thousands of delegates are gathered for the 72nd World Health Assembly discussing a broad range of issues, including #HealthForAll. @reinaletiziaofficial #WHA72 #health . 📷 UN Photo/Enkelejda Aliu

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Did you know that we have ten #beehives 🐝 right here at @ungeneva? They were presented to us by #Switzerland in 2012, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Switzerland's membership in the @unitednations. About 700 kg of honey are produced yearly, and each honey pot bears the inscription "For a Sweeter World". Today is the #WorldBeeDay 🐝 #bees #biodiversity #honey . 📷 UN Photo/Daniel Babey

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UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres discussing #climateaction with @tv5monde in the historic Council Chamber at @ungeneva. #behindthescenes #TBT . 📷 UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

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A bird's-eye view on several key organizations of International Geneva: @icrc, @ungeneva, @wmo_omm, @unicef and @worldtradeorganization, with the Lake Geneva in the background. . #GeneveInternationale #InternationalGeneva #synergy #LacLeman . 📷 UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

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Today is the #WorldBookDay 📚 and we are celebrating #literature, #reading and learning. Did you know that @UNGeneva Library has 1.5 million volumes of #books and periodicals, which add up to more than 46 km? 📚📰📘📃📗📑📙📕 . 📷 UN Photo/Mailys Ghazaouir

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Are you in #Geneva over the long holiday weekend? Why not visit Palais des Nations, home to @ungeneva? Our #tour guides will be happy to welcome you on Friday, Saturday and Monday! unog.ch/visit . 📷 UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

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More than a dozen #peacocks roam freely around the Ariana Park, home to @ungeneva. Donated by #Japan and #India, these birds are among the most striking (and noisy!) residents of the Park rich in flora & fauna 🐕🐏🐝🌲🌳🌷 Why not come see them by yourself? 👀 unog.ch/visit . 📷 UN Photo/François Vioud

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"One World, One #Taekwondo for Peace": martial artists from the Republic of #Korea 🇰🇷 and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea 🇰🇵 demonstrated their shared cultural heritage at @ungeneva. What a show it was! 👏🏻 😲👏 . UN Photo/Iryna Turtaieva

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A copy of the famous #Palmyra Arch of Triumph was uncovered in #Geneva today, on the occasion of a @unesco conference on #worldheritage. The original Arch in Palmyra, #Syria, was destroyed by ISIS in 2015. . 📷 UN Photo/Enkelejda Aliu

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And then there were 180! The Ambassador of the Marshall Islands presented her credentials to the Director-General of @ungeneva today, thus bringing the number of States with diplomatic representations in #Geneva to 180. #InternationalGeneva #GeneveInternationale . 📷 UN Photo/Sophie Torelli Chironi