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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Freedom, justice and solidarity are the basic principles underlying the work of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The KAS is a political foundation, closely associated with the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU).
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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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Map of the Month

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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.

42nd session of the Human Rights Council

Map of the Month 10/2019

During the 42th regular session of the Human Rights Council (9-27 September in Geneva) several very controversial votes took place, i.a. resolutions on Venezuela, Yemen and Syria. The maps below illustrare the voting behaviour of the current 47 members of the Human Rights Council. 25 of the overall 37 resolutions were agreed by consensus.

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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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