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Indictment on the state of our world – UNHCR’s new global trends report

The "Geneva Telegram" explores events in Geneva-based multilateral organizations on a current topic. This time, the focus is on the new global trends report of the UNHCR.

On 14 June 2023, the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) presented its new global trends report on main developments in 2022. With a new record of 108,4 million, last year saw the highest (measured) increase of people forcibly displaced in a single year compared to the end of 2021. Due to the fighting in Sudan, the UNHCR counted 110 million forcibly displaced persons by mid-June 2023 already.

U.S. Mission / Eric Bridiers / flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0

Geneva Telegram - The World Health Assembly – Pandemic accord, sustain-able finance and geopolitics

The "Geneva Telegram" explores events in Geneva-based multilateral organizations on a current topic. This time, the focus is on the 76th World Health Assembly (May 21-30, 2023).

The 76th World Health Assembly (WHA) was the first after the end of the Covid pandemic declared in early May. And yet the experiences made during the Covid-19 crisis shaped the meeting - as evident from many statements on the pandemic accord under discussion. The Member States of the World Health Organisation (WHO) also discussed WHO finances: they greenlighted an increase in the assessed contributions of Member States and discussed possibilities of new financing models.

Summary of the Policy Brief on Antimicrobial Resistance

Pandemic Accord: An Opportunity to Advance Political Commitment to Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

As world leaders reflect on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and other global outbreaks to address gaps and improve future responses, current discussions on an international treaty on pandemic prevention and preparedness offer a unique opportunity at a critical time to address the growing public health threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It has emerged as one of the greatest public health challenges of the twenty-first century, threatening the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing number of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi that are resistant to the medicines commonly used to treat them.

Concise Atlas of International Geneva 2021/2022

Developments of international Geneva in maps

On the basis of key policy areas in Geneva, the "Concise Atlas of International Geneva 2021/2022" highlights the central importance of international Geneva for global developments and multilateralism.

Emphase – Graphic Design Lab / Lausanne, Bern.

Leporello: World Trade Organization (WTO)

The World Trade Organization in short

The "WTO Leporello" provides a brief overview of the functioning as well as the main challenges and achievements of the most important multilateral organisation responsable for rules-based trade: the World Trade Organization.

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Geneva Barometer

Developments among Geneva-based international organisations from mid-February to mid-April 2023

The ‘Geneva Barometer’ takes an occasional look at selected developments among international organisations based in Geneva.

Flickr/UN Geneva/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Geneva Barometer

Developments among Geneva-based international organisations from mid-December 2022 to February 2023

The ‘Geneva Barometer’ takes an occasional look at selected developments among international organizations based in Geneva.

Policy Brief on Antimicrobial Resistance

Pandemic Accord: An Opportunity to Advance Political Commitment to Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)

As world leaders reflect on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and other global outbreaks to address gaps and improve future responses, current discussions on an international treaty on pandemic prevention and preparedness offer a unique opportunity at a critical time to address the growing public health threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It has emerged as one of the greatest public health challenges of the twenty-first century, threatening the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing number of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi that are resistant to the medicines commonly used to treat them.

UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

Geneva Barometer

Developments among Geneva-based international organisations from mid-October to mid-December 2022

The ‘Geneva Barometer’ takes an occasional look at selected developments among international organizations based in Geneva.

Reuters / Denis Balibouse

Überraschung bei der Ersatzwahl des Schweizer Bundesrats

Albert Rösti (SVP) und Elisabeth Baume-Schneider (SP) ersetzen Simonetta Sommaruga und Ueli Maurer

Durch den Rücktritt der langjährigen Bundesratsmitglieder Ueli Maurer (Schweizerische Volkspartei, SVP) und Simonetta Sommaruga (Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz, SP) war eine Ersatzwahl von zwei der sieben Schweizer Bundesräte notwendig geworden. Entgegen der Erwartungen setzte sich die linke Elisabeth Baume-Schneider gegen die favorisierte Basler Parteigenossin Eva Herzog im 3. Wahlgang durch. Keine Überraschung gab es hingegen beim SVP-Kandidaten: Hier setzte sich mit dem ehemaligen Parteivorsitzenden Albert Rösti der Favorit gegen seinen Parteifreund Hans-Ueli Vogt durch.

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