GLOBAL AFFAIRS

Leaving no one behind in humanitarian action

Seven-year-old Samina is not able to walk or use her hands for tasks such as bathing, combing her hair, or holding objects. A few months before the pandemic, she had begun participating in organised activities and rehabilitation exercises, and this was making a real...

Neutrality: a changing concept?

Did you know that the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has declared an International Day of Neutrality? Introduced by Turkmenistan, Resolution 71/275 of 2017 declares 12 December the International Day of Neutrality – and invites all Member States to mark its observance....

Discrimination et esclavage, même combat !

En septembre 2001, la communauté internationale adoptait la Déclaration et le Plan d’action de Durban, un plan de bataille mondial contre le racisme, la discrimination raciale, la xénophobie et l’intolérance. Vingt ans après Durban, force est de constater que la...

“Go out there, be a photographer”

April 2016, I am sitting on a train gliding along the pretty lakes of central Switzerland and my life is about to take a decisive turn. In my hand is the job description for the position as Photo Editor of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The paper is entirely covered...

2050Today – Your climate action in Geneva as of now

Why it matters The planet has entered a state of emergency with an unprecedented risk of damage to humanity and the environment. Global warming and the collapse of biodiversity are having fatal consequences on an exponential scale. The increasing number of extreme...

Packaging done right: open recycling data

A world with zero waste where all used packaging can easily be returned for recycling – this is the vision that stimulated a team of the Geneva impACTs initiative to develop a concept for supply and consumption chain transparency. Their idea is in sharp contrast with...

Laurent Jimaja, premier maire suisse d’origine africaine

Premier maire suisse d’origine africaine, Laurent Jimaja, élu en 2015 à la tête d’une commune du Canton de Genève, se définit comme « un citoyen du monde qui a eu la chance de naître en Afrique ». Passionné depuis sa plus tendre enfance par l’environnement, c’est sous...

Chacun de nous est responsable de chaque enfant qui meurt de faim

Quels sont les critères à l’origine de l’aggravation de la faim et de la pauvreté ? Ils sont multiples mais les répercussions de la pandémie de COVID-19 a eu des effets désastreux : quelque 250 millions de personnes de plus ont basculé dans l’insécurité alimentaire...

GLOBAL AFFAIRS

Leaving no one behind in humanitarian action

Seven-year-old Samina is not able to walk or use her hands for tasks such as bathing, combing her hair, or holding objects. A few months before the pandemic, she had begun participating in organised activities and rehabilitation exercises, and this was making a real...

Neutrality: a changing concept?

Did you know that the UN General Assembly (UNGA) has declared an International Day of Neutrality? Introduced by Turkmenistan, Resolution 71/275 of 2017 declares 12 December the International Day of Neutrality – and invites all Member States to mark its observance....

Discrimination et esclavage, même combat !

En septembre 2001, la communauté internationale adoptait la Déclaration et le Plan d’action de Durban, un plan de bataille mondial contre le racisme, la discrimination raciale, la xénophobie et l’intolérance. Vingt ans après Durban, force est de constater que la...

“Go out there, be a photographer”

April 2016, I am sitting on a train gliding along the pretty lakes of central Switzerland and my life is about to take a decisive turn. In my hand is the job description for the position as Photo Editor of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The paper is entirely covered...

2050Today – Your climate action in Geneva as of now

Why it matters The planet has entered a state of emergency with an unprecedented risk of damage to humanity and the environment. Global warming and the collapse of biodiversity are having fatal consequences on an exponential scale. The increasing number of extreme...

Packaging done right: open recycling data

A world with zero waste where all used packaging can easily be returned for recycling – this is the vision that stimulated a team of the Geneva impACTs initiative to develop a concept for supply and consumption chain transparency. Their idea is in sharp contrast with...

Laurent Jimaja, premier maire suisse d’origine africaine

Premier maire suisse d’origine africaine, Laurent Jimaja, élu en 2015 à la tête d’une commune du Canton de Genève, se définit comme « un citoyen du monde qui a eu la chance de naître en Afrique ». Passionné depuis sa plus tendre enfance par l’environnement, c’est sous...

Chacun de nous est responsable de chaque enfant qui meurt de faim

Quels sont les critères à l’origine de l’aggravation de la faim et de la pauvreté ? Ils sont multiples mais les répercussions de la pandémie de COVID-19 a eu des effets désastreux : quelque 250 millions de personnes de plus ont basculé dans l’insécurité alimentaire...

How can cities measure their ‘IQ’?

When COVID-19 struck the world in early 2020, few cities were prepared to withstand the shockwaves it was going to impose on urban systems. In the offices and boardrooms of decision-makers, the number of hospital beds, intensive care units, or the time taken for...

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