The Palais des Nations is located on 46 hectars of parkland, the Ariana Park, one of the largest and most prestigious in Geneva. Located on the Rive droite, it offers a spectacular view of the lake. The City of Geneva allocated this park to the League of Nations. It was then given to the United Nations Organization, which can use it as long as the Organization exists. The park was originally the property of the family Revilliod de Rive. It was the last descendant of this family who gave it to the City of Geneva.
It is not rare to see magnificent peacocks walk around the Ariana Park. Most of the birds visitors seen today were a gift received in 1997 from a Japanese zoological park. Others were offered by India in the 1980s. The park gardeners care and feed them.
For the UN Open Day there will be different activities organized in the Park, such as a demonstration of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the slow race by bike, the CERN’s virtually reality glasses, and plenty of information on the Palais, the parc and the functioning of the United Nations.