Collection for the victims of the recent earthquake in Mexico | Collecte en faveur des victimes du récent tremblement de terre au Mexique

The 8.2 earthquake, the most powerful in a century, that struck off the South of Mexico has severely damaged thousands of buildings, including homes, schools, government offices and hospitals.Thousands of already vulnerable families have been left homeless and are in urgent need of assistance. 

As a show of solidarity, the Mexican colleagues in UNOG decided to organize, in collaboration with the UNOG Staff Coordinating Council, a collection for the benefit of victims. The funds raised will be transferred to the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The collection will take place on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 September 2017, at the following times and locations:


  • Doors 2, 6, 40: 8.30  to 10.00 a.m. 
  • Main cafeteria (entrance) and Serpent Bar: 12 noon to 2 p.m. 
  • Palais Wilson (main entrance): 12 noon to 2 p.m. 
  • Motta (main entrance): 8.30 to 10 a.m. & 12 noon to 2 p.m. 
  • International Trade Centre (cafeteria): 12 noon to 2 p.m.

Collection tins will also be available at the entrance to SAFI on 20 September, from 12.30 to 6.30 p.m.

For those of you who wish to make a bank transfer (open until 30 September 2017), these are the bank details:

  • Beneficiary : Conseil de Coordination du Personnel de l’ONUG. Palais des Nations, 1211, Genève 10
  • Account name : Relief Fund
  • Bank : UBS, Palais des Nations, 1211 Genève 10
  • IBAN : CH37 0027 9279 HU16 5681 1
  • Account number : 279 – HU165681.1

We are convinced that, thanks to your generosity, we will send a message of solidarity to the Mexican people in this moment of great need.