GLOBAL AFFAIRS

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...

Why tobacco control is important during COVID‑19 pandemic ?

Tobacco should be considered a pandemic – a slow-motion pandemic – that adds its lethal features to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.The harmful effects of tobacco on human health have been well documented, but people are not often aware of the extent of that harm. It is...

Remembering Victims on the Roads in the time of COVID-19

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims The year 2020 has seen unprecedented events. The COVID-19 crisis has brought grief and financial difficulties to many, and tremendous changes to the daily lives of us all.  But it is during these times of great...

Liban : Une nouvelle épreuve

À la suite d’une double explosion qui a ravagé une grande partie de la capitale libanaise, les Nations Unies et la communauté internationale ont immédiatement confirmé leur soutien au pays. La destruction d’innombrables infrastructures, dans un contexte général déjà...

GLOBAL AFFAIRS

Why tobacco control is important during COVID‑19 pandemic ?

Tobacco should be considered a pandemic – a slow-motion pandemic – that adds its lethal features to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.The harmful effects of tobacco on human health have been well documented, but people are not often aware of the extent of that harm. It is...

Remembering Victims on the Roads in the time of COVID-19

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims The year 2020 has seen unprecedented events. The COVID-19 crisis has brought grief and financial difficulties to many, and tremendous changes to the daily lives of us all.  But it is during these times of great...

Liban : Une nouvelle épreuve

À la suite d’une double explosion qui a ravagé une grande partie de la capitale libanaise, les Nations Unies et la communauté internationale ont immédiatement confirmé leur soutien au pays. La destruction d’innombrables infrastructures, dans un contexte général déjà...

C’est déjà demain

Huit ans plus tard, Beyrouth. Comment ne pas reprendre l'écriture ? Mes larmes coulent encore, mon cerveau refuse la réalité. Je suis éventrée. Amputée d'une partie de moi-même. Je respire encore pourtant. Mon souffle s'arrête, reprend, s'accélère, s'achève en de...

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...

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