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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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Donors and financial announcements made during pledging conference for Sudan in Geneva

Map of the Month 06/2023

During a donor conference for Sudan in Geneva on 19 June, USD 1.52 billion in pledges were received against a need of USD 3 billion. Co-organisers were the UN, the EU and the African Union, as well as Germany, Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The highest contributions came from the USA (550 million), Germany (161 million), the European Commission (151 million), Canada (102 million) and Saudi Arabia (100 million). About half of Sudan's population, 24.7 million people are in need of humanitarian aid. The pledges made fall far below the massive $2.57 billion needed for the 2023 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) which is currently only about 17% covered and the $445 million for the Regional Response Plan (RRP) which is only about 13% covered.

Forced Displacement 2022 - Host countries, countries of origin and contributions to UNHCR

Map of the Month 06/2023

Globally, 108.4 million people were forcibly displaced by the end of 2022 as indicated in the Global Trends Report 2023 of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). 70% of them were hosted in neighbouring countries and 76% in low- and middle-income countries. More than 5 million people displaced originated from only four countries: Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan and Venezuela. By mid-June, the UNHCR counted 110 million forcibly displaced worldwide, mainly due to the ongoing fighting in Sudan.

International labour organisation: Vote on the draft programme and budget 2024/2025

Map of the Month 06/2023

At the 111th International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva, for the first time in the history of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the draft programme and budget had to be put to a vote. A coalition of African countries and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) rejected ILO support for disadvantaged groups (including LGBTQI+). The compromise finally adopted still explicitly includes protection against discrimination on the basis of race, sexual orientation and gender identity and was adopted by 477 votes (11 against, 7 abstentions).

National health expenditures

Map of the Month 06/2023

In the context of the pandemic agreements, WHO member states are discussing a stronger commitment to invest in their own health care in the sense of better pandemic prevention, preparedness and response. However, the share of external financing sources in national health expenditure is often above 20%, especially in sub-Saharan Africa and the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Often, these funds are earmarked. They are therefore only suitable to a limited extent for strengthening health care in general; rather, observers presumably see a dependency with regard to the substantive priorities of care.

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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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