- Published: Monday, 29 September 2014 09:00
- Written by Emma Krasov
Genève, Switzerland, a rather small city of 186,000 inhabitants, is the world center for diplomacy, the birthplace of the Red Cross and Geneva Conventions, and home to the United Nations and numerous international humanitarian organizations. Located on the bank of Lac Léman—the largest lake in Europe—and surrounded by the Alps and Jura Mountains, Geneva is green, architecturally beautiful, and pedestrian-friendly. Geneva residents are well educated and open-minded, speak three or four languages, and hold important jobs with the 171 diplomatic missions, 35 international organizations linked to the UN, or 250 non-governmental organizations. Their quality of life is higher than in some of the richest European capitals.