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Geneva Barometer

by Dr. Olaf Wientzek, Sarah Ultes, Meike Lenzner

Developments in the Geneva International Organisations mid-July – mid-October

The “Geneva Barometer” takes an occasional look at selected developments in the international organisations based in Geneva.

The fight against COVID-19 has remained the most important – but by no means the only – issue in multilateral Geneva in recent months. At the WTO, much of the last few months has revolved around the selection process for a successor to resigned WTO Director-General Azevêdo. In the Human Rights Council, Germany and its allies have chalked up some significant successes, although the composition of the body from next year onwards promises a harsher climate.​​​​​​​

You can read the full report as a PDF here.


Dr. Olaf Wientzek

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Director of the Multilateral Dialogue Geneva +41 22 748 70 70
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