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"The Palais des Nations is an important element of the heritage of Geneva and of Switzerland, but also of all Member States of the United Nations, and we have the duty to preserve and modernize it."
Michael Møller, UNOG Director-General
On 27 December 2013, UN Member States decided to allocate the funds for the planning phase of the Strategic Heritage Plan of the United Nations Office at Geneva, with construction work starting in 2017 and completion expected in 2023. (See press release
A new film about the work of the Strategic Heritage Plan (SHP) project at the United Nations Office at Geneva has been created. The film presents an overview of the SHP project which aims to renovate the facilities at the Palais des Nations in Geneva and to build a new building on the premises. Building code compliance and greater accessibility for persons with disabilities are among the key objectives of the project.
SHP News letters
Sixth Edition - Winter 2018-2019
Fifth Edition - Autumn 2018
Fourth Edition - Summer 2018
Third Edition - Winter 2017-2018
Second Edition - Autumn 2017
First Edition - Spring 2017
Objectives, benefits and challenges
Reports of the Secretary-General on the "Strategic Heritage Plan"
Related United Nations General Assembly resolutions
Palais des Nations photo gallery