The CAGI was founded in 1996 by the Confederation and the Republic and Canton of Geneva and is supported by more than 30 national and local, public and private entities.
The mission of the CAGI is articulated in three parts:
- Reception and integration in Geneva and the Lake Geneva region of people employed by international organizations, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions and consulates, multinational companies, as well as doctoral students and professors by offering them appropriate services upon their arrival and throughout their stay.
- Accommodation for delegates from developing countries to ensure their stay during their participation in conferences, training courses or work meetings within the framework of International Geneva.
- Advice and assistance to NGOs with a view to their installation and maintenance in Geneva, in liaison with the cantonal authorities concerned.
In addition to the practical assistance it provides, the CAGI organizes or supports cultural and social events promoting exchanges between “International Geneva” and local communities.
We are located at “La Pastorale”, an area built in the middle of the 19th century, comprising five buildings that have become over time the link between the city and the international community, demonstrating that heritage and modernity coexist in harmony.