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Place des Nations

A place to demand peace.

This public square in the centre of international Geneva provides a platform for all citizens of the world.

Facing the Palais des Nations, the Place des Nations is a contemporary work of art. Granite slabs, in colours symbolising the diversity of nations, and lanes of concrete alternately cover the floor. A dozen small water jets of different heights shoot up irregularly from the ground. In the centre of the square stands the ‘Broken Chair’, the symbol of the campaign against landmines. And at the entrance to the UN, a large peace fresco, a ceramic mosaic, created by the Swiss artist Hans Erni.

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Place des Nations - 1202 Genève
Place des Nations