What is so special about Geneva for the Swiss and the rest of the world? The answer is that it has far greater international influence than any other city of 200’000 inhabitants. Today, Switzerland’s second largest city is home to around twenty international organisations. The permanent missions of over 160 States represent their governments in the city’s international conferences and organisations.
Geneva is a centre focused on the international economy. Whether private corporate or business, finance, in its widest sense, undeniably plays a major economic role in Geneva, which is a base for around a hundred foreign banks.