Global civil society activity in Switzerland

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in the confluence of Western, Central, and Southern Europe. It is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities based in Bern. Switzerland is a landlocked country bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. It is geographically divided among the Swiss Plateau, the Alps, and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi), and land area of 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities and economic centres are located, among them Zürich, Geneva and Basel, where multiple international organisations are domiciled and where the main international airports of Switzerland are.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 25 over 20 years

Switzerland is ranked #15 over a 20 year period,
with 7070 meetings since 1998.

Top 25 in 2018

Switzerland is ranked #13 in 2018, with 208 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Centre International de Conférence Genève


Local UIA Partner

Geneva Convention Bureau


Local UIA Partner

Switzerland Tourism


Organizations based in Switzerland

Union internationale des associations d'alpinisme - Bern BE
International Labour and Employment Relations Association - Geneva GE
Fédération internationale d'escrime - Lausanne VD
International Schools Association - Geneva GE
International Organisation of Employers - Geneva GE
International Organization for Standardization - Geneva GE
Graduate Women International - Versoix GE
Union Cycliste Internationale - Aigle VD
World Bridge Federation - Lausanne VD
International Social Security Association - Geneva GE
International Commission of Jurists - Geneva GE
International Federation of Association Football - Zurich ZH
Fédération internationale de gymnastique - Lausanne VD
Building and Wood Workers' International - Carouge GE
International Society of Surgery - Zurich ZH
International Council on Alcohol and Addictions - Lausanne VD
International Association of Conference Interpreters - Geneva GE
Fédération internationale des associations de transitaires et assimilés - Glattbrugg
Association internationale de la presse sportive - Lausanne VD
International Publishers Association - Geneva GE
International Association of Paediatric Dentistry - Geneva GE
World Council of Churches - Geneva GE
World Heart Federation - Geneva GE
International Ice Hockey Federation - Zurich ZH
UNI Global Union - Nyon VD

View More profiles (1585) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Switzerland

2023 World Radiocommunication ConferenceInternational Telecommunication Union - Geneva

2022 ConferenceGlobal Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment - Zurich

2022 Annual CongressInternational Federation of Agricultural Journalists - Zurich

2022 Triennial CongressAsociación Internacional de Hispanistas - Neuchâtel

2022 Annual Scientific MeetingEuropean Association of Psychosomatic Medicine - Lausanne

2021 Annual ConferenceWorld Federation for Hospital Sterilisation Sciences - Geneva

2021 Annual ConferenceInternational Leadership Association - Geneva

2021 ABIM : Annual Biocontrol Industry MeetingInternational Biocontrol Manufacturers Association - Basel

2021 Annual CongressEuropean Society of Neuroradiology - Geneva

2021 Annual MeetingActuarial Association of Europe - Oberkirch

2021 CongressEuropean Union of Insurance and Social Security Medicine - Basel

2021 Annual ConferenceEuropean Educational Research Association - Geneva

2021 Annual ConferenceEuropean Educational Research Association - Geneva

2021 Annual ConferenceInternational Society for History Didactics - Lucerne

2021 Annual CongressInternational Association of Young Lawyers - Zurich

View More Future Events (58) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Switzerland

2020 Symposium – International Securities Services Association - Zurich
2020 World Congress of Mountain Medicine – International Society for Mountain Medicine - Interlaken
2020 Annual Meeting – American Dental Society of Europe - Interlaken
2020 United Nations Conference to Review All Aspects of the Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - Geneva
2020 Annual Session – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - Geneva
2020 Congress – European Atherosclerosis Society - Geneva
2020 General Assembly – Pearle - Live Performance Europe - Lucerne
2020 Session of the International Labour Conference – International Labour Organization - Geneva
2020 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum – International Telecommunication UnionUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationUnited Nations Development ProgrammeUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development
2020 Meeting – EURAG - European Federation of Older Persons - Lausanne
2020 Session – Committee on the Rights of the Child - Geneva
2020 Workshop on Military Medical Ethics – International Committee of Military Medicine - Ermatingen
2020 Session – United Nations Human Rights Council - Geneva
2020 Session – United Nations Human Rights Council - Geneva
2020 – Institute for Planetary Synthesis - Geneva

View More Past Events (14295) in The International Congress Calendar

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