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The Foundation

FIPOI (Foundation for Buildings for International Organizations) was created in 1964 by the Swiss Confederation and the Canton of Geneva. FIPOI is a not-for-profit foundation under private law.

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FIPOI's mission

The Foundation for Buildings for International Organizations (hereinafter: FIPOI or Foundation), is a private-law foundation governed by art. 80 ff of the Swiss Civil Code (CC; RS 210) created by the Swiss Confederation and the Republic and Canton of Geneva on December 11, 1964.

FIPOI is an instrument for implementing the host state's real estate and conference policy, as pursued by the federal and cantonal authorities.

FIPOI is a not-for-profit organization.



FIPOI and its commitments


Meeting the expectations of the various institutions of International Geneva

In the field of property management, with in-depth knowledge of international institutions’ needs, and the appropriate structures and tools required to act quickly while being flexible.


Enhancing the attractiveness of conference centers

To better meet the needs and expectations of Geneva's international players in this field and attract more international conferences to Geneva.


Develop services as a facilitator and operator

To meet the evolving real estate needs of the international players in the Geneva region.



The Foundation believes in the power of collaboration. By working closely with international organizations, the host state (Confederation, canton, and city) and other stakeholders, it aims to create real estate and conference solutions tailored to the specific needs of each entity.


Sustainability at the heart of FIPOI’s approach

The Foundation strives to develop real estate projects that minimize their impact on the environment and contribute to long-term sustainability.


Excellence is the norm

The Foundation is committed to providing real estate services of the highest quality, with a focus on operational efficiency, transparency, and innovation.

Who can contact FIPOI?

The purpose of FIPOI is to make available various properties in the Canton of Geneva to the following institutional beneficiaries if they benefit from a privileged status in accordance with the Federal Host State Act of June 22, 2007 (LEH).


The purpose of the Foundation is to make available, in the Canton of Geneva, buildings, premises and infrastructure in the real estate and conference sectors to the following institutional beneficiaries, if they benefit from a privileged status described in the June 22, 2007 Federal Law on Privileges, Immunities and Facilities and on Financial Assistance Granted by Switzerland as Host State (LEH, RS 192.12):

  • Intergovernmental organizations
  • International institutions
  • Secretariats or other bodies created by an international treaty
  • International tribunals
  • International quasi-governmental organizations

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) may also benefit from FIPOI's services.

The Foundation's governing bodies

Created jointly by the Swiss Confederation and the Canton of Geneva on December 11, 1964, the "Foundation for Buildings for International Organizations" (FIPOI) has a Foundation Board with representatives from the Swiss Confederation, the Canton of Geneva and the City of Geneva.

The Foundation is administered by a six-member Board of Trustees:
a) three members appointed by the Federal Council;
b) three members appointed by the State Council of the Canton of Geneva, including a representative of the City of Geneva.

FIPOI is composed of the following departments:
1) Real Estate Development
2) Real Estate Management
3) Conference Services
4) Support functions (Human Resources, Finance and Process and Information Systems)

FIPOI's governance is based on the following structures:
1) Board of Trustees
2) Board
3) Commission

FIPOI has 70 employees.

FIPOI contributes to reducing Geneva's carbon footprint

FIPOI's commitment to the 2050 Today program demonstrates its active contribution to achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in the fight against climate change.

Collaboration with GIS in the Eco 2021 program and other organizations reflects a collective effort toward a more sustainable future in Geneva and beyond.

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Careers at FIPOI

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