A WTO in crisis – but not at breaking point

World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) dispute settlement body suspended

The development marks the crumbling of a pillar of the multilateral trading order. What does this mean for cooperation between states?
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Geneva Barometer

Developments in the Geneva-based international organizations between May and July 2019

In the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the International Labour Organization, numerous heads of states and governments came to Geneva.
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72nd World Health Assembly (WHA)

Crises, controversies, „milestones“

The 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) took place from May 20th to 28th, 2019 in Geneva against the background of diverse developments.
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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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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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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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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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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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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 Genfer Grosswetterlage im Audio-Format
Eine Kurzversion der Genfer Grosswetterlage vom Februar 2021 zum Mithören
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New interim solution for WTO dispute settlement

Map of the Month 05/2020

The Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been inoperative since December 2019. An important pillar of the WTO was severely damaged. On 30 April, 19 WTO members (including the EU) agreed upon an interim appeals procedure. Under this temporary agreement, an arbitration tribunal will hear appeals based on existing WTO rules. This instrument will remain until the Appellate Body becomes operational again. Already on 24 January, 17 WTO members signed a political declaration in Davos indicating such a step. The list of participants has somewhat changed in the meantime. The following maps show the countries which have signed the political declaration (24 January) and those which are now (30 April) participating in the new interim appeals procedure.

First steps of the "Alliance for Multilateralism"

Map of the Month 04/2020

The "Alliance for Multilateralism" that was launched on 26 September, 2019 is a flexible network for states, institutions and non-state actors that are committed to work on the preservation and enhancement of the rules-based order in various policy areas. So far, the Alliance has launched six initiatives. On 16 April, members of the Alliance (supported by other countries) published a Joint Declaration urging for closer global cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The following maps show the participants of the Alliance, of some of its initiatives as well as the signatories of the Joint Declaration.

Development of COVID-19 cases per capita worldwide

Map of the Month 03/2020

The maps compare the confirmed cases and the death cases related to COVID-19 worldwide according to the WHO situation reports of 17 and 24 March. In just one week, the number of cases has more than doubled, albeit with significant regional differences: the number of cases in the European WHO region has tripled, in the Americas it has multiplied tenfold, in the South East Asia Region it has quadrupled, in the WHO Africa Region it has almost sextupled. Important: The numbers indicate the reported cases. The real number may be (far) higher-due to very limited or lack of testing in many states.

Funding numbers for the UNHCR 2019

Map of the Month 02/2020

In February 2020, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) published the funding numbers for 2019. The US remains by far the biggest donor, followed by the EU and Germany. Per capita however, some countries are contributing even more than Germany or the US, i.a. Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Luxembourg - as well as Kuwait and Qatar. In the EU, there are remarkable differences regarding the financial engagement for the UNHCR (both in absolute as well as in per capita-terms).

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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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