"The Palais des Nations is an important element of the heritage of Geneva and of Switzerland, but also of all Member States of the United Nations, and we have the duty to preserve and modernize it."
Michael Møller, UNOG Acting Director-General
On 27 December 2013, UN Member States have decided to allocate the funds needed in 2014 for the planning phase of the strategic heritage plan of the United Nations Office at Geneva, with construction work starting in 2017 and completion expected in 2023. (See press release
Four construction phases
The strategic heritage plan comprises a planing period followed by construction starting in 2017 to be completed at the end of 2023.
(Note: Situation of new building still to be determined)
- Construction of new permanent building (begining 2017)
- Renovation of A building (conference)
- Renovation of B building (historical archives)
- Renovation of B building (offices and Library)
- Renovation of D building (offices)
- Renovation of E building (conference)
- Dismantling of E building (office tower)
- Renovation of C building (offices and conference)
- Partial renovation of the S building (offices)
- Completion of S building renovation
Graphic presentation of construction phases
Cost and benefits
Reports of the Secretary-General on the "strategic heritage plan"
UNOG annual reports
Palais des Nations photo gallery