Maison de la paix
The construction of Maison de la paix is the result of a public-private partnership between the Graduate Institute (a foundation established under private law), public authorities and donors.
The Swiss Confederation and the Canton of Geneva contributed to funding via a public subsidy. The City of Geneva was also an active partner in the project, especially with the construction of a footbridge over the railway line, connecting Lake Geneva to the Place des Nations.
The main of building of the Graduate Institute, the Maison de la paix, hosts other organisations that work on international issues, in particular three centres supported by the Swiss Confederation:
- the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
- the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)
- the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).
Together, the Graduate Institute and the three Centres make the Maison de la paix a key centre of international expertise that represents Geneva's and Switzerland’s contribution to the worldwide promotion of peace and international cooperation.