- For other uses, see Geneva.
Beginning in the 19th century, the city was the site of talks which led to the creation of the Geneva Conventions, which helped define international law standards for humanitarian issues. These conventions especially dealt with the conduct of a nation's forces during armed conflict, and helped to define certain acts as war crimes.
In 1985, United States President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev met in the city of Geneva and started a good working relationship. (TOS novel: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1)
The United Nations maintained its European headquarters in Geneva. Clare Raymond was visiting the area in 1994 when a group of Augments launched a sarin gas attack on the headquarters during Vasily Hunyadi's speech to the assembly, which resulted in the deaths of Raymond and a number of other people. (TOS novel: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2)