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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...

COP26 – Has America’s chance to lead disappeared for good?

A world on the brink 2020 was a bad year for many reasons, but especially for Earth’s climate. 2021 may turn out to be an even worse one. Germany, Haiti, China and Greece, among many others, all suffered at the hands of the destructive rage of our rapidly warming...

The dream of empowering girls is happening

What does the International Day of the Girl Child mean for Malala Fund and how do you celebrate it? Young women and girls are passionate and eager to contribute to a better future. Some are advocating for curriculum reform and inventing climate solutions, while other...

At the service of the League of Nations

From the time, when in 1919 the first Secretary General, Sir Eric Drummond started working out of a small London office with a staff of only three, until the handover of the League of Nation’s assets to the United Nations, by Sean Leister in Geneva on 18 April 1946,...

Why we have an International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

The phrase jumps out of the text of a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly on 23 December, 1989. The resolution proclaimed the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR), beginning on 1 January 1990, and declared the second Wednesday of...

GLOBAL AFFAIRS

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...

COP26 – Has America’s chance to lead disappeared for good?

A world on the brink 2020 was a bad year for many reasons, but especially for Earth’s climate. 2021 may turn out to be an even worse one. Germany, Haiti, China and Greece, among many others, all suffered at the hands of the destructive rage of our rapidly warming...

The dream of empowering girls is happening

What does the International Day of the Girl Child mean for Malala Fund and how do you celebrate it? Young women and girls are passionate and eager to contribute to a better future. Some are advocating for curriculum reform and inventing climate solutions, while other...

At the service of the League of Nations

From the time, when in 1919 the first Secretary General, Sir Eric Drummond started working out of a small London office with a staff of only three, until the handover of the League of Nation’s assets to the United Nations, by Sean Leister in Geneva on 18 April 1946,...

Why we have an International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

The phrase jumps out of the text of a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly on 23 December, 1989. The resolution proclaimed the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR), beginning on 1 January 1990, and declared the second Wednesday of...

The future of multilateralism after Covid-19

My co-authors and I reached the same conclusion in our book entitled The Future of Diplomacy After Covid-19 : Multilateralism and the Global Pandemic, released by Routledge in May 2021. Each in our own chapter, my fellow co-authors -- Hana Alhashimi, Andres Fiallo,...

The art of harmonising varied economies

You are the first Director of the IMF who comes from an emerging economy. How has this experience influenced your understanding and action on the challenges of developing countries? If there is one clear lesson from my experiences, it is the importance of building a...

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