# An easy riddle, who am I? From left to right, I hold the key to our existence

From left to right, I hold the key to our existence.
From right to left, I am lack of experiences.
I exists somewhere in Geneva,
Yet rearranged, I am a Capital in South America.

I held an important meeting in 1938,
but does not sign the agreement until 1962.
Given all these important details,
Could you tell if I am male or female?

• Is this a sort of anagram? – Beastly Gerbil Jan 13 '16 at 18:44

To start:

From left to right, I hold the key to our existence.

Evian is a brand of water (which is the key to our existence)

From right to left, I am lack of experiences.

Naive is a word indicating a lack of experience

Yet rearranged, I am a Capital in South America

This feels like an extreme stretch, but as @IrishPanda points out in the comments on this answer, there is a town called Santa Maria de Nieva that is the capital of a district within Peru.

I exists somewhere in Geneva, I held an important meeting in 1938,

The water gets its name from Évian-les-Bains, on the shore of Lake Geneva, the site of the Évian conference in 1938

but does not sign the agreement until 1962

The International Agreement on the Neutrality of Laos was signed in 1962 in Geneva (but in Switzerland, not France as in the above)

Given all these important details, Could you tell if I am male or female?

Not really, actually. There is a possibility that "Evian" is marginally more likely to be used for a girl's name, but the results as anyone could reasonably be expected to find them are inconclusive.

• and 'the capital in south america'? – manshu Jan 13 '16 at 17:21
• @manshu That's the one I can't get, because no South American capital anagrams to my answer (or variants of my answer). But as I mention in the commented-out part of my answer, some parts only incidentally fit in the first place. – question_asker Jan 13 '16 at 17:23
• There is a town called Santa Maria de Nieva that is the capital of a district in Peru. – Irishpanda Jan 13 '16 at 18:08
• @Irishpanda if that's the intention in that clue, that's a bit like asking for a single county seat out of the entire US, but I've incorporated it. good lookin out! – question_asker Jan 13 '16 at 18:13
• Correct! Neiva is the Capital of Huila, located in the valley of the Magdalena River in south central Colombia – Alex Jan 13 '16 at 18:53