Global civil society activity in Switzerland

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a landlocked country at the confluence of Western, Central and Southern Europe. The country is a federal republic composed of 26 cantons, with federal authorities based in Bern. Switzerland is 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). Although 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, among them Zürich, Geneva and Basel. These three cities are home to several offices of international organisations such as the WTO, the WHO, the ILO, the headquarters of FIFA, the UN's second-largest office, as well as the main office of the Bank for International Settlements. The main international airports of Switzerland are also located in these cities.

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Meetings Statistics

From UIA's International Meetings Statistics Report

Top 25 over 20 years

Switzerland is ranked #13 over a 20 year period,
with 6711 meetings since 2001.

Top 25 in 2021

Switzerland is ranked #11 in 2021, with 167 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Centre International de Conférence Genève


Local UIA Partner

Geneva Convention Bureau


Local UIA Partner

Switzerland Convention & Incentive Bureau (SCIB)


Organizations based in Switzerland

Global Association of International Sport Federations - Lausanne
International Disability Alliance - Geneva
International Association for the Study of the Liver - Satigny
Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences - Geneva
Fédération internationale des associations d'études classiques - Basel
World Young Women's Christian Association - Le Grand-Saconnex
International Society of Internal Medicine - Bern
Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme - Mies
Fédération internationale de volleyball - Lausanne
World Rowing - Lausanne
World Student Christian Federation - Geneva
The Lutheran World Federation - Geneva
International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering - Zurich
Union internationale des associations d'alpinisme - Bern
International Labour and Employment Relations Association - Geneva
Fédération internationale d'escrime - Lausanne
International Board on Books for Young People - Basel
Fédération Internationale de Ski - Oberhofen-Thunersee
International Schools Association - Geneva
International Organisation of Employers - Geneva
International Organization for Standardization - Geneva
Graduate Women International - Versoix
Union Cycliste Internationale - Aigle
World Bridge Federation - Lausanne
Fédération internationale des échecs - Lausanne

View More profiles (1653) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Switzerland

2030 CongressSyndicat international du décolletage - Lausanne

2027 CongressInternational Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists - Lausanne

2024 Annual MeetingInternational Association of Forensic Toxicologists - St Gallen

2024 Quadrennial CongressInternational Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists - Basel

2024 Annual MeetingEuropean Association of Psychosomatic Medicine - Lausanne

2024 CongressInternational Association for Archaeological Research in Western & Central Asia - Bern

2024 ESSE ConferenceEuropean Society for the Study of English - Lausanne

2023 ABIM: Annual Biocontrol Industry MeetingInternational Biocontrol Manufacturers Association - Basel

2023 Triennial CongressAsociación Internacional de Hispanistas - Neuchâtel

2023 Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS 2023)Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium - Lausanne

2023 ConferenceIEPA Early Intervention in Mental Health - Lausanne

2023 Fuel Cells, Electrolysers and H2 Processing ConferenceEuropean Fuel Cell Forum - Lucerne

2023 International Quantitative Linguistics Conference (QUALICO)International Quantitative Linguistics Association - Lausanne

2023 World Congress of PsychophysiologyInternational Organization of Psychophysiology - Geneva

2023 Biennial World Chambers CongressInternational Chamber of CommerceWorld Chambers Federation

View More Future Events (35) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Switzerland

2022 Leading Digital Transformation – European Academy of Management - Winterthur
2022 Inclusive European Congress – European Congress for Persons with Disabilities - Living in the Encounter - Zurich
2022 Annual Symposium – World Anti-Doping Agency - Lausanne
2022 Conference of the Parties - In Person Segment – Secretariat of the Basel ConventionBasel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
2022 Symposium – International Commission for the Hydrology of the Rhine Basin - Bern
2022 Session of the International Labour Conference – International Labour Organization - Geneva
2022 International Conference – European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology - Geneva
2022 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
2022 Annual Conference – European Forum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups - Zurich
2022 Annual Meeting – Association for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology - Geneva
2022 EBACE : European Business Aviation Convention – European Business Aviation Association - Geneva
2022 Annual Meeting – World Economic Forum - Davos
2022 Europe Conference – Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances - Zurich
2022 Conference – European Committee for the study of corrosion and protection of pipes and pipeline systems - Zurich
2022 Annual Cobalt Conference – Cobalt Institute - Zurich

View More Past Events (14896) in The International Congress Calendar

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