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The 77th World Health Assembly

The 77th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) marked significant progress in the global health agenda.

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Breakfast discussion during the World Health Assembly

Antimicrobial Resistance and Sepsis - two sides of the same coin

Sepsis is one of the leading causes of death worldwide – one in five deaths is due to sepsis – and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens the effectiveness of life-saving treatmen...

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The E-Commerce Moratorium: 404 Not Found

With days to go before the 13th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization is set to begin, the renewal of the Moratorium has now turned into a highly politicised issue....

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The 154th Meeting of the WHO Executive Board

Significant progress was made at the 154th meeting of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Genfer Großwetterlage

Developments in Geneva based international organisations from October to December 2023

Russia’s aggression on Ukraine already presented a major challenge for the UN. However, the terror attack by Hamas on Israel on the 7th of October 2023 and Israel’s military strike ...

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„Das wichtigste Dokument des Jahrhunderts”

December 10 is a day in history. A day with a special meaning. A day that has relevance around the world.

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Neue Folge des Podcasts Multipod

Multipod: WHO macht Fortschritte bei internationalen Gesundheitsvorschriften

Die Covid-Pandemie hat auch auf internationaler Ebene Folgen. Erfahren Sie, wie die Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) und ihre Mitgliedstaaten sich besser für die Zukunft wappnen.

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Neue Folge des Podcasts Multipod

Multipod: Wie können Frauenrechte im Gesundheitssektor gestärkt werden?

Erfahren Sie mehr über die Herausforderungen von Frauen, Ihr Recht auf Gesundheit einzufordern.

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Norbert Lammert on the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

"Human rights are not laws of nature. [...], they must be protected & defended by people who take the claim to the inviolability of human dignity seriously".

Multipod: Review of Germany in the UPR

Multipod: Human rights protection starts at home. Germany in the UPR

On 9th November 2023, the United Nation's Human Rights Council discussed the human rights situation in Germany

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Geneva Security Debate zum Krieg in der Ukraine

Prof. Dr. Lammert, Botschafter Dr. Heusgen und Botschafter Greminger zu den Auswirkungen des Krieges in der Ukraine auf den Multilateralismus und die Weltordnung

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Dialogprogramm des Arbeitskreises Globale Gesundheit der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Genf

Erfahren Sie mehr über die Delegationsreise zu aktuellen Herausforderungen im Bereich Globale Gesundheit vom 7-9. Juni

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Global conceptualisation of and advocacy for an international "Pandemic Treaty"

Map of the Month 05/2021

This month, at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May, 59 countries proposed hosting a special WHA session in November 2021 dedicated to the pandemic treaty. Already back in April 2020, Chile first put forward the idea of a pandemic treaty, which was taken up by EU Council President Charles Michel in December 2020. At the end of March 2021, 24 heads of state and government issued a call for support for the idea.

Co-sponsors of the proposal for a TRIPS-Waiver for COVID-19 vaccines in the WTO

Map of the Month 04/2021

The TRIPS-Waiver is an initiative by India and South Africa to temporarily suspend patent rights in order to accelerate the global production of COVID-19 vaccines. So far more than 60 states have co-sponsored the initiative, many more are supportive of the idea. The US, Chile, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Canada, the EU, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore and Switzerland have so far expressed scepticism. They point to existing flexibility within the TRIPS framework. The map shows the coalition of countries that are supportive of the initiative.

Chinese resolution on the role of human rights in the UN-system

Map of the Month 03/2021

During the 46th Human Rights Council China tabled a resolution on “mutually beneficial cooperation" for the third time that seeks to advance human rights through best practices between states instead of accountability for human rights violations. Observers see this as an attempt to undermine existing human rights standards. The resolution was adopted with 26 votes in favour, 15 against and 6 abstentions. In 2020 23 states voted in favour, 16 against and 8 abstained and in 2018 28 states voted in favour while only the US voted against and 17 states abstained.

International Partnership for Information and Democracy

Map of the Month 02/2021

On 24 February the Alliance for Multilateralism met once again on the margins of the 46th Human Rights Council in Geneva. Under the heading "New Frontiers for Human Rights. Pandemic Preparedness and Response", the relevance of the International Partnership for Information and Democracy was highlighted. The initiative condemns the manipulative use of fake news to undermine democracy. The signatories commit, i.a. to respect and defend freedom of opinion and freedom of the press, as well as to protect journalists.

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The 77th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) marked significant progress in the global health agenda.

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