The rehabilitation of Room XX was the first major project of the ONUART Foundation, which following refurbishment has been renamed the "Human Rights and the Alliance of Civilisations Room."
The Palais des Nations Human Rights Room, was inaugurated by the King of Spain and the UN Secretary General, accompanied by the Prime Minister of Spain, the President of the Swiss Confederation and the Turkish Prime Minister present on November 18, 2008 and four months later, in March 2009, it was officially opened coinciding with the celebration of the Human Rights Council.
The Human Rights Room is the most modern negotiating room of the United Nations and has the latest technological developments in media, conference services, interpretation systems and telecommunications. It has a capacity for 742 delegates and hosts the meetings of the United Nations Council for Human Rights and any activities that the United Nations organisation considers advisable in this framework.
Since it was opened, the Room XX has hosted several regular sessions of the Human Rights Council and more than 280 meetings of various International Organisations in Geneva with 35,000 delegates attending and visited by some 150,000 people.