Global civil society activity in Switzerland

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated at 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. These cities are home to several offices of international organisations such as the headquarters of FIFA, the UN's second-largest Office, and the main building 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 7827 meetings since 1999.

Top 10 in Top 25 in 2019

Switzerland is ranked #17 in 2019, with 248 meetings.

Local UIA Partner

Centre International de Conférence Genève


Local UIA Partner

Geneva Convention Bureau


Local UIA Partner

Switzerland Tourism


Organizations based in Switzerland

FDI - World Dental Federation - Geneva
International Council of Voluntary Agencies - Geneva
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
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources - Gland
Fédération internationale des associations d'études classiques - Basel
Alliance for Health Promotion - Versoix
World Young Women's Christian Association - Le Grand-Saconnex
Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme - Mies
Fédération internationale de volleyball - Lausanne
International Boxing Association - Lausanne
International Rowing Federation - Lausanne
World Student Christian Federation - Geneva
Lutheran World Federation - Geneva
International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering - Zurich
International Cartographic Association - Neuchâtel
International Federation of Sports Medicine - Lausanne
Union internationale des associations d'alpinisme - Bern
International Labour and Employment Relations Association - Geneva
Fédération internationale d'escrime - Lausanne
International Baccalaureate - Geneva
International Board on Books for Young People - Basel
Fédération Internationale de Ski - Oberhofen-Thunersee

View More profiles (1643) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Switzerland

2023 Biennial World Chambers CongressInternational Chamber of CommerceWorld Chambers Federation

2023 World Radiocommunication ConferenceInternational Telecommunication Union - Geneva

2022 Annual AssemblyInternational Commission for Alpine Rescue - Montreux

2022 Annual CongressEuropean Association for Osseointegration - Geneva

2022 ConferenceGlobal Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment - Zurich

2022 Annual CongressInternational Federation of Agricultural Journalists - Zurich

2022 Annual MeetingAssociation for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology - Geneva

2022 International ConferencePolymer Processing Society - St Gallen

2022 Triennial CongressAsociación Internacional de Hispanistas - Neuchâtel

2022 Annual Scientific MeetingEuropean Association of Psychosomatic Medicine - Lausanne

2022 CongressInternational Association for Archaeological Research in Western & Central Asia - Bern

2021 Annual ConferenceWorld Federation for Hospital Sterilisation Sciences - Geneva

2021 Annual ConferenceSociété internationale d'oncologie gériatrique - Geneva

2021 Annual ConferenceInternational Leadership Association - Geneva

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

View More Future Events (45) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Switzerland

2020 Europe in the Age of Xi and Trump – Europaeum - Geneva
2020 Expanding the arts – European League of Institutes of the Arts - Zurich
2020 Glocalised Congress – UFI - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry - Basel
2020 Governance Of and By Digital Technology Conference – International Risk Governance Council - Lausanne
2020 Scientific Meeting – European Network for the Study of Adrenal Tumours - Zurich
2020 GIAF : Geneva International Association Forum – Association WorldGeneva Convention BureauCongrex Switzerland
2020 Session – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - Geneva
2020 Session – United Nations Human Rights Council - Geneva
2020 Annual Meeting – European Thoracic Oncology Platform - Zurich
2020 Session – Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting - Geneva
2020 Annual Accounting Workshop – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - Geneva
2020 Annual General Assembly and Conference – Airports Council International - European RegionAirports Council International
2020 ABIM : Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting – International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association - Basel
2020 Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - Geneva
2020 Meeting – Conférence Européenne des directeurs des routes - Lucerne

View More Past Events (14401) in The International Congress Calendar

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