Country Reports

Geneva Barometer

by Dr. Olaf Wientzek, Sarah Ultes, Rosa Ann Seidler, Cedric Amon

Developments in the Geneva-based international organisations from mid-February to beginning of April 2022

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

In recent years, the international organizations in Geneva have been used to headwinds. Compared with this, however, the consequences of Russia’s war against Ukraine are a veritable hurricane that is sweeping through all multilateral fora in Geneva. In addition, several organisations are also concerned about the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Tigray, as well as in Yemen and Afghanistan. In other news: The International Labour Organization elected a new Director-General. In the discussion on the suspension of patent rights for COVID vaccines and medicines (the so-called TRIPS waiver), which has been pending for more than a year, a compromise proposal has been presented.

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Dr. Olaf Wientzek

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