Global civil society activity in Switzerland

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a landlocked 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 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 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
World Student Christian Federation - Geneva
World Bridge Federation - Lausanne
World Bowling - Lausanne
International Council on Alcohol and Addictions - Lausanne
International Publishers Association - Geneva
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
International Society for Digestive Surgery - Lupsingen
International Handball Federation - Basel
International Catholic Migration Commission - Geneva
Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport - Lausanne
Fédération internationale de basketball - Mies
World Alliance of Young Men's Christian Associations - Vernier
Alliance internationale de tourisme - Geneva
Global Self-Care Federation - Nyon
International Seed Testing Association - Bassersdorf
World Health Organization - Geneva
Union for International Cancer Control - Geneva
Association of National Olympic Committees - Lausanne

View More profiles (1609) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

Future Events in Switzerland

2030 CongressSyndicat international du décolletage - Lausanne

2024 Crossing BridgesInternational Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists - Lausanne

2024 Biennial Conference ESSEEuropean Society for the Study of English - Lausanne

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

2023 Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher SymposiumCharles Rodolphe Brupbacher Foundation - Zurich

2023 International Symposium on MPS and Related DiseasesInternational MPS Network - Lucerne

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 Autumn MeetingAssociation of Veterinary Anaesthetists - Bern

2022 ConferenceGlobal Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment - Zurich

View More Future Events (57) in The International Congress Calendar

Past Events in Switzerland

2021 Biennial Congress – International Association of Paediatric Dentistry - Geneva
2021 Session – International Telecommunication Union - Geneva
2021 Conference – International Sustainable Campus Network - Lausanne
2021 Triennial Congress – International Academy of Legal Medicine - Geneva
2021 Annual Meeting – IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components - Geneva
2021 Annual Meeting – Donor Committee for Enterprise Development - Bern
2021 Annual Congress – European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases - Geneva
2021 Spring Meeting – European Coil Coating Association - Lucerne
2021 Conference – Terre des hommes Foundation - Lausanne
2021 EBACE : European Business Aviation Convention – European Business Aviation Association - Geneva
2021 Breast Cancer Congress – European Society for Medical Oncology - Lugano
2021 Conference – Gas Infrastructure Europe - Lucerne
2021 Meeting of the Ozone Research Managers of the Vienna Convention – United Nations Environment ProgrammeSecretariat for the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
2021 Annual Meeting – European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society - Rolle
2021 General Assembly – European Leagues - Nyon

View More Past Events (14549) in The International Congress Calendar

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