O escritório das Nações Unidas em Genebra é a sede europeia da ONU – a outra sede fica em Nova Iorque. O complexo do edifício, chamado de Palais des Nations, abriga o Conselho de Direitos Humanos da ONU, bem como o Escritório do Alto Comissariado de Direitos Humanos, entre outros órgãos.
The Palais des Nations, the Völkerbund (League of Nations) Palace, is located in the midst of the Ariana Park, on the banks of Lake Geneva. The palace, which was built in the 1930s, was the main headquarters of the League of Nations (Völkerbund) until 1946.
The building has housed the European headquarters of the UN since 1966 and is thus international territory. The palace, which has been extended to a length of 600 meters through several upgrades, contains 34 conference rooms and about 2,800 offices.
Over 8,000 meetings of nations take place here every year - of these meetings about 600 are larger conventions. Individual sections are open to the public - such as the Consultation Hall, which is decorated with magnificent frescos or the large Assembly Hall, which is even larger than the Paris Opera House.