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The Palace of Nations, Geneva

was built between 1929 and 1938 to serve as the headquarters of the League of Nations.

It has served as the home of the United Nations Office at Geneva since 1946 when the Secretary-General of the United Nations signed a Headquarters Agreement with the Swiss authorities, although Switzerland did not become a member of the United Nations until 2002.

In 2012 alone, the Palace of Nations hosted more than 10,000 intergovernmental meetings.

The broken Chair, outside the Palace of Nations symbolises opposition to landmines and cluster bombs, and acts as a reminder to politicians and others visiting Geneva. It is a 12 meters high (39 feet), 5.5 tons wooden sculpture by the Swiss artist Daniel Berset, constructed by the carpenter Louis Gen鑦e.

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