World Bee Day

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Palais des Nations

Building H Atrium

On the occasion of the 6th World Bee Day, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Slovenia to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva, the FAO Liaison Office with the UN in Geneva, and the United Nations Office at Geneva will jointly organise the event World Bee Day “Honey for Empowerment” at the Palais des Nations, UNOG.

Empowerment of women, girls and youth contribute to sustainable, inclusive, and resilient societies. In this year’s World Bee Day celebrations in Geneva, we will explore how beekeeping can be used as an important tool for promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls in their communities. The event will provide a platform for sharing experiences and examples of good practices of empowering women and girls through beekeeping.


Welcome to the World Bee Day by Ms Tatiana Valovaya, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva

Honey for Empowerment

Beekeping courses for working, street and refugee children of Iran 

(Introduction by Ambassador Anita Pipan, Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the UN in Geneva)

Empowering Beekeeping to increase quality and quantity of honey products, Rwanda 

(Introduction by Mr Dominique Burgeon, Director of FAO Liaison Office in Geneva, presentation by Ms Murekezi Solange Uwingabiye, President of the Beekeeping, Traders and Service Providers cluster’s in Rwanda)

Beekeeping in School Children Project

(Introduction by Ambassador Jürg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the UN in Geneva, and presentation by Mr Cédric Périat, Founder of the Association Printemps d'Abeilles, and young beekeepers)

Honey Tasting & Networking Buffet

Honey produced by mine and UXO survivors from Bosnia and Herzegovina “Beekeeping as a tool in empowerment of mine victims” was implemented by Organization of Amputees UDAS in partnership with ITF, Beekeeping Academy of Slovenia and Slovenia’s Development Aid.

(The event takes place in-person.)

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