Research Guides United Nations Office at Geneva Library

Celebrating 100 years of Library & Knowledge Services in support of Multilateralism

Use our virtual backgrounds on your video calls to transport yourself to our reading rooms and other settings in the heart of UN Geneva!

Over the last century, countless members of the international community have found inspiration, knowledge, ideas, and understanding in our Library's reading rooms and event spaces, and at our reference desks and galleries.

Many diplomats and colleagues and researchers also access our knowledge resources and services at distance.

Now, wherever you are, you can place yourself at the heart of UN Geneva, by using images of the UN Library & Archives reading rooms and other historic settings of multilateral diplomacy in the Palais des Nations as custom backdrops in your virtual meetings or video calls (for example, on Zoom or Microsoft Teams). 

We welcome you to download the images of your choice from the gallery below.  Or, if you want them all, download the whole batch in the ZIP file here: