Human Rights 75 Open Day at Palais Wilson
30 September 2023
As part of its celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UN Human Rights will open its Geneva headquarters, Palais Wilson, to the public on Saturday 30 September 2023, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is supported by the City and Canton of Geneva.
Please come and visit us to enjoy a fun-filled day and learn about human rights!
Registrations to access the building below.
Programme of activities
Download the programme (PDF):
Get to know us!
- Do you want to know more about human rights? Ask us our experts, who will be ready to answer your questions!
- Find out about our impact in Geneva and worldwide
- Test your human rights knowledge with our Kahoot Mobile Quiz for a chance to win a prize!
- Learn, Speak Up, Act #FightRacism: How would you react if you experienced racism? Immerse yourself in an interactive discussion and find out.
Around the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- The Gutenberg Press: Print your own copy of the Universal Declaration on a replica of the Gutenberg Press from Geneva’s Musée de la Réforme.
- Time Travel 75: Enter our selfie time machine and recreate an historical magazine cover featuring you and an original copy of the Universal Declaration.
- The Declaration at 75: Learn more about the Universal Declaration.
For the kids
- Treasure Hunt: Solve our riddles by finding clues around Palais Wilson and become a human rights champion!
- Kids4HumanRights: What do kids see when they think of human rights? They can let their imagination tell us during an art workshop with Spanish artist Cristobal Gabarron.
- Puppet show: How do we explain human rights to children? We asked a puppeteer to take on the challenge.
- Circus workshop and games: Children will learn acrobatics, juggling and make their own circus props to join the fun.
- Self-guided audio tour of Palais Wilson: The architectural icon of Geneva, Palais Wilson was also the first home of the League of Nations. Walk through the building and discover its history and secrets. Please download the app before your visit. The tour is accessible to the hearing impaired.
- In black and white: Go back in time with historical photos of Palais Wilson when it was known as the Hotel National and the first headquarters of the League of Nations.
Human rights at home
- Publications: Choose from a wide selection of human rights publications to take home.
A security check will be carried out for all visitors. You are kindly requested to register in advance (see link below) and show an identification document at the entrance gate.
rue des Pâquis 52 — 1201 Geneva
By public transport
Bus n°1 and n°25, stops: Gautier or Châteaubriant; or
Tram 15, stop: Butini
More information at the TPG website
Visitors are advised to use the public parking spaces available nearby located at Parking Wilson, Parking des Alpes, Parking Grand Hotel Fairmont, Parking Hotel Novotel Centre.
Food and drink
Food and drinks will be available at the cafeteria (hot and cold food, sandwiches and beverages).
Palais Wilson is accessible to persons with disabilities.
Please click the button below to registerRegister