Genfreise Prof. Dr. Lammert und Botschafter Dr. Heusgen

Multilaterale Zusammenarbeit unter dem Eindruck des russischen Angriffskriegs auf die Ukraine

Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, tauschte sich mit Botschafter Dr. Christoph Heusgen über die Konsequenzen des russischen Angriffskrieges in der Ukraine auf den Multilateralismus aus.
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Geneva Barometer

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

Over the past few months, the consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine have remained central to the multilateral Geneva.
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Geneva Barometer

Developments in Geneva-based international organisations from mid-February to beginning of April 2022...

The international organizations in Geneva have been used to headwinds. Compared with this, however, the consequences of Russia’s war against Ukraine are a veritable hurricane
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Map of the Month

Central votes and positioning on Russian aggression against Ukraine

The Russian aggression against Ukraine was strongly condemned in numerous UN bodies.
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Geneva Barometer

Developments in the Geneva-based international organisations from mid-December to beginning of Februa...

The beginning of the year is normally a comparatively quiet time in Geneva. This year it was different for several reasons
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Der Podcast

Die Genfer Großwetterlage zum Mithören: jetzt auf Spotify!

Dieser Podcast ist eine Kurzversion der Genfer Grosswetterlage zum Mithören. Alle Folgen sind jetzt auf Spotify verfügbar.
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Genfreise
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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Delegationsreise
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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Neue Folge des Podcasts Multipod
Multipod: Chinas Rolle in internationalen Standardisierungsorganisationen
Erfahren Sie mehr über Chinas wachsende Teilnahme an internationalen Normungsverfahren basierend auf den Erkenntnissen einer kürzlich veröffentlichten Studie!
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Neuer Podcast erschienen
Die Genfer Großwetterlage Dezember 2021 als Podcast
Die Mitarbeiter und Mitarbeiterinnen des Multilateralen Dialog KAS Genf zu den jüngsten Entwicklungen im internationalen Genf von Oktober bis Dezember 2021.
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Die Genfer Großwetterlage Oktober 2021 als Podcast
Die Mitarbeiter und Mitarbeiterinnen des Multilateralen Dialog KAS Genf zu den jüngsten Entwicklungen im internationalen Genf von Juli bis Oktober 2021
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Neue Folge des Podcasts MultiPod
Multipod: Das Tauziehen im UN-Menschenrechtsrat
Einblicke und Beobachtungen zum UN-Menschenrechtsrat: prozedurale Kniffe, das Kräftemessen der Mitgliedsstaaten oder das Ringen um Formulierungen und Einfluss hier im Podcast!
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Map of the Month

The KAS Map of the Month

35th Special Session of UN Human Rights Council on Islamic Republic of Iran

Map of the Month 11/2022

In light of the violent crackdown on protests following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in Iran, Germany and Iceland on 11 November officially requested to hold a special session of the UN Human Rights Council to address the increasingly deteriorating human rights situation, “especially with respect to women and children”. The 35th special session, which was the first one held on Iran, took place on 24 November. Prior to the debate, the initiative has received the support of a total of 51 states: 17 Council members and 34 observer states. According to UN figures, well over 300 people have been killed so far and tens of thousands have been arrested, many possibly facing the death penalty. Numerous UN special rapporteurs and working groups had called for the session to be held and for an international investigation mechanism to be established. With 25 votes in favor, 6 against and 16 abstentions, the Council indeed established an independent international fact finding mission to investigate alleged violations related to the protests that began on 16 September 2022. In the last minute, China had put forward an oral amendment which aimed at abolishing the mechanism. It was rejected with 6 to 25 and 15 abstentions.

Key votes at the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council and new composition in 2023

Map of the Month 10/2022

During the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council, among others two texts on two UN Security Council members - China and Russia - were put to the vote. Following the release of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights' report on the situation in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region on 31 August, the US, together with Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the UK, tabled a draft decision to debate the issue at the next session under agenda item 2. After China called for a vote, the text was rejected with 19 votes against, 17 in favour and 11 abstentions. On the other hand, a resolution was adopted with 17 votes in favour, 6 against and 24 abstentions, which, among other things, decides to establish a Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Russia. This is the first time that such a mechanism will be established for a member of the UN Security Council. Furthermore, the mandates of the Fact-Finding Mission on Venezuela, the International Commission of Experts on Human Rights in Ethiopia and the Special Rapporteurs on Afghanistan were extended. In addition, 12 new members were elected and two current members were re-elected (Germany and Sudan) to serve as members of the Council starting from 1 January, 2023.

Joint Statements on the situation of human rights in Xinjiang at the 51st UN Human Rights Council

Map of the Month 09/2022

At the beginning of the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council, China read a joint statement on behalf of 30 states questioning the legitimacy of the long-awaited UN High Commissioner's Report (OHCHR) on the human rights situation in Xinjiang. "The so-called assessment is based on disinformation, undermines dialogue and cooperation in the field of human rights, and exaggerates the existing trend of politicization and polarization", the statement reads. A few days later, however, Pakistan and Iraq withdrew their signatures. The number of supporters stands now only at 28. Besides China, only 7 other Council members are left among the signatories. Later during the Council, Pakistan delivered a joint statement on behalf of 69 states (15 of which being members of the Council) under Item 4 which opposes politicization, double standards and any interference in China’s internal affairs - which include Xinjiang, Hong Kong or Tibet related issues.

ITU Council elections

Map of the Month 09/2022

The Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-22) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will begin on 26 September in Bucharest, Romania. The conference is convened every four years and is the most important decision-making body of this United Nations (UN) technology agency. During this approximately three-week event, the general policies of the organisation will be renewed in rotation, senior management positions will be elected as well as the composition of the countries on the ITU Council. The first map shows which countries were elected to this body in the last four elections and how often, as well as the countries of origin of the Secretaries General and Deputy Secretaries General during this period. The second map shows the candidatures for this year's ITU Council elections. There are interesting candidatures from ITU members who have not been on the Council for at least four terms.

Genfreise Prof. Dr. Lammert und Botschafter Dr. Heusgen

Multilaterale Zusammenarbeit unter dem Eindruck des russischen Angriffskriegs auf die Ukraine

Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert, tauschte sich mit Botschafter Dr. Christoph Heusgen über die Konsequenzen des russischen Angriffskrieges in der Ukraine auf den Multilateralismus aus.
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