Geneva Barometer

Developments in the Geneva-based International Organisations from mid-February to end-April 2021

The global imbalance in the distribution of vaccines for COVID-19 is a dominant issue in both WHO and WTO.
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Länderbericht

Ja zu Verhüllungsverbot, Ja zum Freihandel mit Indonesien, Nein zur E-Identifizierung

Drei Volksentscheide in der Schweiz mit zwei knappen Resultaten
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Genfer Großwetterlage

Entwicklungen in den Genfer Internationalen Organisationen Mitte Dezember 2020-Mitte Februar 2021

Bereits wenige Wochen nach Amtsantritt des neuen US-Präsidenten Joe Biden werden die Auswirkungen für die in Genf ansässigen multilateralen Organisationen spürbar.
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Länderbericht

Historischer Tag für Schweizer Christdemokraten – Fusion und Abschied vom "C"

Delegiertenversammlung der CVP beschließt mit deutlicher Mehrheit die Umbenennung in "Die Mitte" und Fusion mit der bürgerlichen Kleinpartei BDP
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Präsident des Europäischen Parlaments hielt 11. Europa-Rede

David Sassoli: „Die Seele des Europaprojekts neu entdecken“

Über die europäische Krisenbewältigung in der Corona-Pandemie, mehr europäisches Regieren und die Konferenz über die Zukunft Europas sprach Sassoli am Montagabend in Berlin.
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Schweiz-EU-Beziehungen auf dem Prüfstand

Abstimmung über Initiative der SVP – Droht Ende der Personenfreizügigkeit?

Der 27. September ist großer Abstimmungssonntag in der Schweiz: Beim Votum über die sogenannte "Begrenzungsinitiative" geht es um die Zukunft der Personenfreizügigkeit.
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Suerie Moon, Co-Director Global Health Centre Geneva
Global Health in a nutshell
Global Health is a key challenge for the 21st century. We discuss with experts the importance of the WHO, structural problems as well as potential ways for reform.
Björn Kümmel, WHO Executive Board Member
Global Health in a nutshell
Global Health is a key challenges for the 21st century. We discuss with experts the importance of the WHO, structural problems as well as potential ways for reform.
Dr. Olaf Wientzek, Director KAS Geneva
Global Health in a nutshell
Global Health is a key challenges for the 21st century. We discuss with experts the importance of the WHO, structural problems as well as potential ways for reform.
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Deutschland im Sicherheitsrat der Vereinten Nationen – eine Bilanz
Deutschland war 2019 und 2020 Mitglied im VN-Sicherheitsrat. Botschafter Dr. Christoph Heusgen, Ständiger Vertreter bei den VN, erklärt, welche Ziele vorangebracht werden konnten.
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Die WHO – Zentraler Akteur oder machtloser Mahner?
Welche Rolle spielt die WHO in der Corona-Pandemie-Bekämpfung? Hat sie rechtzeitig reagiert? Und was ist dran am Vorwurf, die WHO habe sich zu unterwürfig gegenüber China gezeigt?
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Die Genfer Grosswetterlage vom Februar 2021 als Podcast
Eine Kurzversion der Genfer Grosswetterlage vom Februar 2021 zum Mithören
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Map of the Month

Die KAS-Karte des Monats

Initiative to reform WHO's Emergency Preparedness

Map of the Month 01/2021

During the January 2021 executive board meeting of the WHO, 46 countries launched a draft decision, based on reports from various committees, to strengthen WHO’s global health emergency preparedness and response capacities. This is considered to be a central component of a WHO reform. The goal is to develop a resolution at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2021, the highest health-related global decision-making forum.

Groups and Alliances in the World Trade Organization (WTO)

Map of the month 12/2020

Members of the WTO often form specific interest or negotiation groups. The following map illustrates some of them.

Voting behaviour in the UN Human Rights Council 2020

Map of the Month 11/2020

This map illustrates the voting behaviour of UN Human Rights Council (HRC) members on disputed resolutions in line with and against Germany in 2020. During all three sessions (43rd, 44th, 45th) 97 resolutions were passed of which 31 camp to the vote. 19 of them (around 60%) were adopted in favour of Germany. Which countries voted in line with Germany, which did not? The EU Member States, Ukraine, Australia, Japan and South Korea voted most commonly in line with Germany. Venezuela and Cameroon scarcest were in line with the German position. Several African countries frequently abstained from the vote.

The new composition of the UN Human Rights Council as of 1 January 2021

Map of the Month 10/2020

On 13 October, the UN General Assembly elected 15 new member states for a period of 3 years (2021-23) into the UN Human Rights Council that consists of 47-member states. Candidates are nominated by 5 regional groups that often do not allow for selection ("clean slate"). Only the Asia Pacific group allowed for selection: China was elected, but with an all-time low of 139 votes; with only 90 votes Saudi Arabia did not make it at all. Russia and Cuba are among the newly elected members as well.

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