"La Pastorale" estate, built in the mid-19th century, includes five buildings that have become over time the link between the city and the international community, demonstrating that local heritage and modern facilities can coexist harmoniously.

Today, La Pastorale brings together several complementary institutions and makes it possible to offer a response to the needs of international organizations with an infrastructure adapted to:

  • to welcome newcomers from International Geneva,
  • facilitate the organization of conferences and events in Geneva,
  • bring together complementary institutions and develop synergies.


The International Geneva Welcome Centre (CAGI) founded in 1996, aims to facilitate the installation and integration in the Lake Geneva region of international civil servants, members of permanent missions, consulates and NGOs as well as their families. For more information, please refer to "About us" section.

Le Club Suisse de la presse - Geneva Press Club was inaugurated on 22 October 1997 at the premises of the Maison de Maître de La Pastorale with the aim of welcoming and assisting journalists visiting Geneva and promoting exchanges between the Swiss and international economic, political, cultural and scientific communities on the one hand, and Swiss and foreign media based in French-speaking Switzerland and neighbouring France on the other hand.

The purpose of the Geneva Foundation is to support the action of the federal and Geneva authorities in favour of Geneva's international development by promoting the creation and development of cultural, artistic, scientific and philanthropic institutions, and by increasing exchanges between these institutions and similar foreign institutions.

The Eduki Foundation aims to promote the education and awareness of young people about the work of international organisations and international cooperation. In this way, it aims to strengthen Switzerland's international vocation and contribute to building a lasting link between international organisations and young people.


The Indigenous Peoples' Documentation, Research and Information Centre is a foundation that aims to support indigenous peoples in defending their rights, in particular with international institutions based in Geneva, including by collecting the necessary documentation for this purpose. It is a service offered to Indigenous people and is in no way intended to substitute for their will and does not pursue any profit-making purpose.

Greycells is a non-profit association of former international civil servants of the United Nations and other international development organizations. These retired officials contribute to the global development effort by bringing their experience and expertise to help non-international organizations and NGOs integrate into the Geneva environment.

The Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN) brings together the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP), Médecins sans frontières (MSF Switzerland) and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD).


One estate, five buildings: