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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

Geneva Barometer

Developments in the Geneva-based international organisations from the end of July 2022 to mid-October 2022

The “Geneva Barometer” takes an occasional look at selected developments in the international organisations based in Geneva.

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Hauchdünne Mehrheit für überfällige Rentenreform

Dritter Abstimmungssonntag der Schweiz – Wachsende Sorgen um die Energieversorgung im Winter

Beim dritten Abstimmungssonntag des Jahres in der Schweiz stand vor allem die Reform der ersten Säule der Altersvorsorge, der sog. Alters- und Hinterlassenenversicherung (kurz: AHV) im Vordergrund. Mit knapper Mehrheit beschloss das Schweizer Stimmvolk sowohl die Anhebung des Renteneintrittsalters für Frauen auf 65 Jahre sowie eine Mehrwertsteuererhöhung zur Finanzierung der AHV. Damit gelang erstmals seit 27 Jahren eine – wenn auch im Umfang recht begrenzte – Reform der Altersvorsorge. Deutlich scheiterte hingegen die von Tierschützern lancierte Massentierhaltungsinitiative. Abseits der Themen des Abstimmungssonntags nahm in den vergangenen Wochen auch in der Schweiz die Diskussion um die Energieversorgung im Winter Fahrt auf.

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Geneva Barometer

Developments in the Geneva-based international organisations from mid-April to the end ofJuly 2022

The “Geneva Barometer” takes an occasional look at selected developments in the international organisations based in Geneva.

UN Photo / Elma Okic

A dramatic milestone is reached – the UNHCR's new Global Trends report

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

On the 16th of June 2022, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) presented its new global trends report. While the report focuses mainly on developments in the calendar year 2021, the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine in particular pushed the number of displaced persons over the 100 million mark within just a few weeks.

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Geneva Telegram – WTO gives clear life sign at Ministerial Conference

The "Geneva Telegram" explores events in Geneva-based multilateral organisations on a current topic. This time, the focus is on the 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

After having been postponed several times, the 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) took place in Geneva from 12-17 June with a two-year delay. Originally, the high-level meeting, to which several thousand delegates of the 164 WTO members, media and other stakeholders were invited, was to take place in Kazakhstan in 2020. However, the meeting had to be rescheduled multiple times because of the COVID-19 pandemic before it finally took place in Geneva - formally with Kazakhstan as co-host. In light of the WTO's crisis, which has been going on for years, the ministerial conference was seen as an important stress test for its ability to (re-)act.

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