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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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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Genfer Depesche – Blickpunkt WTO

Aktuelle Entwicklungen zum Rennen um den Posten des WTO-Generaldirektors

Nachfolge-Suche für einen neuen WTO-Generaldirektor: Am 18. September wurde der Kandidatenkreis von 8 auf 5 reduziert – ob es bis Anfang November eine Einigung gibt, ist offen.
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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).

Voting behavior in the UN Human Rights Council in 2019

Map of the Month 01/2020

The maps illustrate the voting behaviour of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) members on disputed matters in 2019. During all three sessions (40th, 41st and 42nd HRC), 82 resolutions were passed of which 35 came to the vote. In 31 of them, the EU had a coherent position (at least 9/10 EU members voted the same way). In all 31 cases, China voted differently than the EU. Which countries voted with the EU, which with China? While Australia, Iceland, Ukraine and Japan voted particularly often with the EU, Cuba, the Philippines, Eritrea and Egypt voted with China in most cases. Many countries, particularly from the African continent, often did not vote with either side.

Flight and migration

Map of the Month 12/2019

At the first Global Refugee Forum on 17/18 December in Geneva, pledges of several billion US-Dollars were made in order to improve the situation of refugees. But how did the situation look like in 2018? Which were the main countries of origin and the key host countries? Which countries were the most generous donors to the UNHCR? And how much did countries donate (per capita) that are comparatively well off? And which countries voted against the Global Compact on Refugees?

Alliance for Multilateralism

Map of the Month 11/2019

The „Alliance for Multilateralism“ was launched on 26 September 2019 as a flexible network for states and institutions that are committed to work on the perservation and enhancement of the rules-based order in various policy areas. The network is open for non-state actors likewise.

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