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

Today, La Pastorale groups together several complementary institutions and offers a response to the needs of international organisations with an infrastructure that:

  • welcomes newcomers to International Geneva,
  • facilitates the organisation of conferences and events in Geneva,
  • brings together complementary institutions and develops synergies.

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

Le Club Suisse de la presse - Geneva Press Club was inaugurated on 22 October 1997 on the premises of the La Pastorale mansion with the aim of welcoming and assisting journalists visiting Geneva and promoting exchanges between 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.

The purpose of the Geneva Foundation is to support the initiative of Swiss federal and Geneva authorities to favour 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 education and awareness among 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 (DOCIP) is a foundation that aims to support indigenous peoples in defending their rights. It is particularly focused on international institutions based in Geneva. It is a service offered to indigenous people and is in no way intended to substitute their will, nor does it pursue any profit-making purpose.

Greycells is a non-profit association of former international civil servants of the United Nations and other international development organisations. These retired officials contribute to the global development effort by contributing their experience and expertise to help non-international organisations 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: