National Visitors

The Protocol Office is a service to the Directorate. An average of 160 dignitaries visit CERN each year from approximately 60 nations. Since the birth of the Organization in 1954 CERN has been proud to welcome more than 70 Heads of State, 30 Heads of Government, and about 600 Ministers, 645 Ambassadors and Heads of International Organisations, and 174 groups of Members of Parliament to mention but a few. This timeline is a list of the nationals who have visited from individual states.