Fatio, Gérard

Fatio, Gérard

Legacy: “Please talk about your grandfather, Guillaume Fatio.” Gérard Fatio : “He was asked by the government to organize the coming of the League of Nations in Geneva. The League of Nations is what was before the United Nations.  It was the idea of President Wilson. After World War I, he had this vision of having a meeting place for all nations to talk. And this idea was not followed by the States. Wilson got sick and could not defend his idea. So it was the United States that did not go to the League of Nations, but the idea materialized by having first meeting here in Geneva. And my grandfather went to the States and met with  President Wilson.  He could sense the idea and organized the first meeting here. So this idea could develop. So that is quite important for Geneva, because, of course it is not only the United Nations which is important but all the other services and organizations around the United Nations or international organizations in all sorts of fields – they developed around this in Geneva “ {mgmediabot2}path=images/video/Highlight/Gerard.flv|width=400|height=190{/mgmediabot2} Legacy: “Please talk about your grandfather, Guillaume Fatio.” Gérard Fatio : “He was asked by the government to organize the coming of the League of Nations in Geneva. The League of Nations is what was before the United Nations. It was the idea of President Wilson. After World War I, he had this vision of having meeting place for all nations to talk. And this idea was not followed by the States. Wilson got sick and could not defend his idea. So the United States...
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Erni, Hans

Erni, Hans

The idea of Panta rae is kind of axiom in my whole life. Because I think if I speak with you and you give me an idea also, so can I refuse it, but I can accept it. And in every case it is a change of my life. Because everything I speak to you, I paint, I eat, changes my life. So there’s nothing about what we are living that is not changing you, if you are alive. When you no more change you take everything as given then it is the death. But the most beautiful thing in life is to be able to take on new ideas and change your life. {mgmediabot2}path=images/video/Highlight/HansErni.flv|width=390|height=200{/mgmediabot2}  The idea of Panta rae is kind of axiom in my whole life. Because I think if I speak with you and you give me an idea also, so can I refuse it, but I can accept it. And in every case it is a change of my life. Because everything I speak to you, I paint, I eat, changes my life. So there’s nothing about what we are living that is not changing you, if you are alive. When you no more change you take everything as given then it is the death. But the most beautiful thing in life is to be able to take on new ideas and change your life.      ...
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