May 18, 2018 @ 12:30 – September 20, 2018 @ 09:00
UNOG Palais des Nations, UN Museum, Library
8 - 14 Avenue de la Paix
in Geneva 1202

The UN Museum Geneva presents a temporary exhibition on:

Women and Global Diplomacy: From Peace Movements to the United Nations

The exhibition draws on archival and art collections, as well as the work of the UN today, and offers a creative look at women’s contribution to peace and to the pursuit of gender equality and protection of rights of women.

The exhibition offers a retrospective, starting with 19th and early 20th century peace movements, artworks at the Palais des Nations, League of Nations, and the UN, with a special emphasis on the role of UN Geneva. This final part will highlight among other things the work of the Gender Champions initiative and will feature the UN Geneva Policy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In addition, we highlight SDGs 5 and 10, UN Women, and the recent gender parity at the senior level.

The exhibition features the work of women from the 19th century to today such as Bertha von Suttner, Käthe Kollwitz, Marie Curie, Bertha Lutz, and Eleanor Roosevelt who have influenced the global landscape through art, advocacy, and diplomacy. The archival documents, photographs, and publications on display illustrate the advancement of women and women’s rights in Geneva, New York, and beyond.

The exhibition will be launched on 18 May 2018 (International Museum Day) and will remain open until October.

On 18 May, the museum will be open with guided tours of the new exhibition for UN Geneva management, staff, and delegates (12:30-17:30). Guided tours could be organized on any other day until October, and the Museum itself is open to Palais visitors from 8:30 until 17:30 on working days.