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

International Association for the Study of the Liver - Satigny
World Young Women's Christian Association - Le Grand-Saconnex
Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme - Mies
International Boxing Association - Lausanne
World Student Christian Federation - Geneva
International Federation of Sports Medicine - Lausanne
Fédération internationale d'escrime - Lausanne
Fédération Internationale de Ski - Oberhofen-Thunersee
World Bridge Federation - Lausanne
International Federation of Association Football - Zurich
World Bowling - Lausanne
International Council on Alcohol and Addictions - Lausanne
World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies - Nyon
Fédération internationale des associations de transitaires et assimilés - Glattbrugg
Association internationale de la presse sportive - Lausanne
International Publishers Association - Geneva
World Council of Churches - Geneva
International Ice Hockey Federation - Zurich
World Meteorological Organization - Geneva
UNI Global Union - Nyon
International Council of Management Consulting Institutes - Zurich
Fédération équestre internationale - Lausanne
Inter-Parliamentary Union - Geneva
World Trade Organization - Geneva
Fédération aéronautique internationale - Lausanne

View More profiles (1612) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Switzerland

2023 Biennial World Chambers CongressInternational Chamber of CommerceWorld Chambers Federation

2023 International ConferencePolymer Processing Society - St Gallen

2023 World Radiocommunication ConferenceInternational Telecommunication Union - Geneva

2023 Annual Scientific MeetingEuropean Association of Psychosomatic Medicine - Lausanne

2022 Annual AssemblyInternational Commission for Alpine Rescue - Montreux

2022 Annual CongressEuropean Association for Osseointegration - Geneva

2022 Annual CongressInternational Federation of Agricultural Journalists - Geneva

2022 World Congress of PsychophysiologyInternational Organization of Psychophysiology - Geneva

2022 ConferenceGlobal Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment - Zurich

2022 Triennial CongressInternational Society of the Rorschach and Projective Methods - Geneva

2022 European Congress on EpileptologyInternational League Against Epilepsy - Geneva

2022 Annual MeetingAssociation for European Paediatric and Congenital Cardiology - Geneva

2022 Triennial CongressAsociación Internacional de Hispanistas - Neuchâtel

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

2022 Annual ConferenceInternational Association for Feminist Economics - Geneva

View More Future Events (48) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Switzerland

2021 European Thermoforming Conference – Society of Plastics Engineers - Geneva
2021 Annual Meeting – Gesellschaft für Thrombose- und Hämostaseforschung - Lausanne
2021 Session – United Nations Human Rights Council - Geneva
2021 Meeting – European Dermatology Forum - Lucerne
2021 Session – Committee on the Rights of the Child - Geneva
2021 Session – Committee on the Rights of the Child - Geneva
2021 International Symposium on Robotics Research – International Foundation of Robotics Research - Geneva
2021 General Assembly – Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail - Bern
2021 Stock Conference – World Obesity - Fribourg
2020 Congrès Annuel – Société Francophone d'Arthroscopie - Geneva
2020 Annual Conference – ICOM International Committee for Documentation - Geneva
2020 Plenary Session – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Geneva
2020 Annual General Meeting and Conference – International Association of Deposit Insurers - Basel
2020 Annual Meeting – World Union of Olympic Cities - Lausanne
2020 Annual Session – Committee on Sustainable Energy - Geneva

View More Past Events (14433) in The International Congress Calendar

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