The United Nations Women's Guild was founded in 1970 as a non-profit organization. In accordance with the principles of the United Nationís Charter, it aims to foster friendship and understanding amongst women of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.

The Guild also offers support to newcomers in Geneva and raises funds for the benefit of vulnerable children throughout the world. The Guild offers a variety of monthly and weekly activities on a voluntary basis, from language classes and skills training to Help Line, cultural exchange, fundraising, sports and leisure groups, as well as organizing special events.

Our language classes include French, English, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish. Artistic work is covered through painting and drawing, quilting, handicrafts and jewellery making. All-year-round leisure activities include hiking, fitness training, walking, mah jong, bridge, cooking, book club, image consulting, cinema club and cultural visits.

The Monthly Meetings serve as the Guild's discussion forum where different issues of interest are presented by members or invited guests.

The Coffee Morning, where all the members can meet, is scheduled every first Tuesday of the month and hosted by spouses of permanent missions or special interest groups within the Guild.

Our Special Events program varies throughout the year from art and craft  exhibitions, annual bridge tournament, annual luncheon, cultural evenings and the Childrenís Walk.

The major event and calendar highlight, however, is the UNWG International Charity Bazaar, held every year in November at the Palais des Nations. This important event is our major fundraiser for projects benefiting disadvantaged children across the globe.

We all have our potential: the UNWG is a platform for all members to come out and share their talents and abilities with other members.

 
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