after UNO-NY years ago, ONU-Genève la semaine dernière…

N.B. j’ai appris le décès de Monsieur Kofi Annan(RIP) – ancien UN Secretary-General, après avoir visité le quartier de l’ONU @ Genève – RIP, GRAND HOMME… un leader et un visionnaire, prix Nobel de la Paix pour ses efforts en faveur d’un monde mieux organisé et plus pacifique. La sculpture de Gandhi se trouve dans le parc de l’Ariana qui touche le Palais des Nations.
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P.S. “La chaise cassée” est une sculpture en bois de l’artiste suisse Daniel Berset, exposée sur la Place des Nations, à Genève; elle symbolise le refus des mines antipersonnel et des armes à sous-munitions, et l’appel de la société civile aux chefs d’État en visite à Genève. La sculpture a été érigée par “Handicap International” devant l’entrée principale du Palais des Nations le 18 août 1997.

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N.B. I found out Mr Kofi Annan’s death (RIP) – former UN Secretary-General, just after I visited UN-HQ – RIP, GREAT MAN… a visionary leader and a Nobel Peace Prize winner for his efforts towards a better organized and more peaceful world. Gandhi’s sculpture is situated in the Ariana Park nearby the Palais des Nations.
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P.S. “Broken Chair” is a giant wood sculpture by Daniel Berset that stands across the street from the Palace of Nations in Geneva, Switzerland; it symbolises the opposition to land mines and cluster bombs, and acts as a reminder to the heads of states visiting Geneva. The sculpture was erected by ‘Handicap International’ in front of the main entrance to the Palais des Nations on August 18th, 1997.

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Posted on 22 August 2018, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. This is a nice tribute Mélanie, great series of photos and introduction of the broken chair ~ I hope to visit here one day. Wishing you a great weekend.

  2. Monsieur Kofi Annan – may he rest in peace. Leslie

  3. I was last in Geneva in 1979. Sadly, I don’t remember a lot about that visit, except that I enjoyed it.

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