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Geneva Barometer

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

Developments in the Geneva-based international organisations from mid-December 2021 to beginning of February 2022

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

The beginning of the year is normally a comparatively quiet time in Geneva: The marathon of major meetings usually only begins in spring with the Human Rights Council convening at the end of February. This year it was different for several reasons: Firstly, several meetings took place that suggest that many organisations, WHO and ILO among them, are facing quite arduous and/or highly charged discussions. Secondly, vital personnel decisions loom on the horizon. And last but not least, current and imminent conflicts have placed Geneva right in the middle as a mediation platform.

Read the full report here.


Dr. Olaf Wientzek

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