29 September to 24 October 2021 at the Maison du Quartier de la Gare, Divonne-les-Bains, France

In November 1920, the League of Nations was established in Geneva. This event gave rise to what is now known as “International Geneva”, with important consequences for the entire Lake Geneva region, including the Pays de Gex in France. Our region has experienced exponential development since 1920 and especially since 1945.  Such an evolution deserves recognition. The commune of Divonne-les-Bains therefore decided to organise an exhibition on the history of relations between the Pays de Gex and Geneva during these 100 years.

The exhibition “100 ans +1 de vie internationale – une region transformée” was presented from 29 September to 24 October 2021 at the Maison du Quartier de la Gare, Divonne-les-Bains, France, one year later than planned due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 20 panels and 3 showcases in the centre of the exhibition recalled the events and personalities that have marked the recent history of the region. They recounted amusing and more serious anecdotes, well-known and lesser-known facts.

Thanks to a contribution from the Association of Former International Development Officials for Development (GREYCELLS), the material presented in the exhibition is now available online at the following addresses:

Webpage: https://bit.ly/Divonne-les-Bains_le_Pays_de_Gex_et_Genève_Internationale

PDF: https://bit.ly/Divonne-les-Bains_le_Pays_de_Gex_et_Genève_Internationale_PDF

Knowledge and appreciation of the region’s unique history of global peace and development is a complementary element of training and education at all levels for students, professionals, senior citizens, and residents of the Greater Geneva area in general. 

The exhibition organized by John Burley is still in the news. Don’t miss Manuela Tortora’s interview with John in which new elements and anecdotes that will surely interest you come to light.
Interview in Flipbook format:


Interview in PDF format :