GLOBAL AFFAIRS

Ms Adversity, let’s go for a walk

The story has globally become known, not only for the episode that happened –the cause– but also for the impact –the consequence–. Not so long ago; I have had the opportunity – and the privilege– to vibrate as rarely in my life when I listened to it, face to face, by...

On Her Majesty’s Service

Julian Braithwaite, the UK’s permanent representative talks about dealing with Brexit, online meetings, UN funding, explaining his work to an audience back home and cocktail parties. When Julian Braithwaite arrived in Geneva five years ago as the UK’s permanent...

Geneva’s public transportation in a pandemic world

Interview with Anne Hornung-Soukup, Chair of the Board, TPG (transports publics genevois). How has the tpg adjusted to a pandemic world? When Covid-19 reached Switzerland, the Swiss Federal Government stated clearly that public transport was an essential service which...

La Suisse romande à l’épreuve de la COVID-19

Pour le Président de la Fédération des entreprises de Suisse romande, Ivan Slatkine, le pragmatisme du gouvernement a amorti l’impact de la Covid19 sur l’économie mais le modèle d’affaires genevois doit évoluer, et il faut éviter les mesures extrêmes prises par les...

GLOBAL AFFAIRS

Is Covid-19 our wake up call on climate?

We are aware of the climate risks, yet turning a blind eye. In 2019, the UN Environment Programme’s Emissions Gap report highlighted that despite global commitments under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, the world is heading towards a temperature rise of over 3°C...

Is Racism the New Pandemic?

Talking to my children about racism As an African woman, I had never experienced racism until I came to study at university in Europe. After the killing of George Floyd, I was initially passive, but progressively my feelings snowballed and evolved into anger and rage....

Dialogues en humanité : une école de la démocratie à ciel ouvert

À première vue, on pourrait se dire que les quelque 10 000 personnes qui se retrouvent chaque année en juillet dans le parc de la Tête d’or à Lyon sont de doux rêveurs. Imaginés lors du Sommet mondial sur le développement durable organisé par l'ONU en 2002 à...

Lift the lockdowns on Parliaments too

During the ongoing coronavirus emergency, extraordinary measures may have been necessary so that national leaders can make rapid and vital decisions that have had a restrictive effect on how we enjoy freedoms. But these measures should be short-term only. They must...

Chinese Language. Some Interesting Facts and Useful Learning Tips

Chinese calligraphy has long been appreciated as an art form through its history. Here a copy of Wang Xizhi's Lantingji Xu, the most famous Chinese calligraphic work. © FENG CHENGSU, ORIGINAL BY WANG XIZHI Chinese language has existed for over 3,000 years, and is the...

Some Interesting Facts and Useful Learning Tips

Chinese language has existed for over 3,000 years, and is the most used mother tongue on the planet with over 1.2 billion native speakers and learned by many more. Chinese language is always shrouded in numerous myths. This article is thus interested in guiding you...

Commemoration of 40 Years of the University for Peace

The University for Peace is celebrating its 40th Anniversary of promoting and working for conflict transformation and resolution, peaceful coexistence, tolerance and understanding among peoples and societies around the globe. Commemorating 40 years of existence speaks...

A time for reflection and action

The International Day for Mine Assistance and Awareness of Mine Action A time to remember the importance of eliminating the threat posed to vulnerable populations by mines, explosive remnants of war, improvised explosive devices, and more…Mine Action plays a unique...

Solidarité, maître mot de la lutte contre le COVID-19

Les Nations Unies et l’Éthiopie ont inauguré le premier vol de solidarité de l’ONU. Ce service a été mis sur pied afin d’aider plus de 120 pays dont les systèmes de santé sont des plus vulnérables dans leur lutte contre le COVID‑19. A cette occasion, une plate-forme...

Food Outlook: COVID‑19 and restricted movements across borders

Following the outbreak in more than 200 territories and countries around the globe and its impact on the world economy, countries will continue seeing a growing shortage of workforce as well as increasing transaction cost and distortions in the food supply chains...

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