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McKay Interview, industrialist Sir Andrew Cook (14 December 2019)

McKay Interview, industrialist Sir Andrew Cook (14 December 2019)

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview, Sir Andrew Cook, a prominent British industrialist, philanthropist, historian, author, owner and Chairman of William Cook Holdings Limited, which has numerou...

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What's on at the UN? An appeal for $29bn

What's on at the UN? An appeal for $29bn

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson talks about the appeal for $ 29bn and the upcoming Youth Summit this week. 

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McKay Interview: Sir Alan Yarrow (30 November 2019)

McKay Interview: Sir Alan Yarrow (30 November 2019)

The McKay Interview

On this edition, Michael McKay speaks to Sir Alan Yarrow - former Lord Mayor of London (not to be confused with Mayor of London) about the City of London Corporation, which he headed until last yea...

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McKay Interview: Thomas Cueni, Director-General IFPMA (11 November 2019)

McKay Interview: Thomas Cueni, Director-General IFPMA (11 November 2019)

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview - Michael speaks with Thomas Cueni. The Director General of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations. The organisation th...

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Fight for Humanity at Geneva Peace Week

Fight for Humanity at Geneva Peace Week

Mid Morning Mix

We talk to Co-Founder of Fight for Humanity Anki Sjöberg about Geneva Peace Week and the events they're organising and participating in this week. Geneva Peace Week is open to the ...

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What's on at the UN? Syria Focus & Geneva Peace Week

What's on at the UN? Syria Focus & Geneva Peace Week

UN Roundup

Image: Syrian Constitutional Committee Geir O. Pedersen, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria attending the Syrian Constitutional Committee, Geneva. 30 October 2019. UN Photo / Violaine ...

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McKay Interview: Lord Robert Armstrong (2 November 2019)

McKay Interview: Lord Robert Armstrong (2 November 2019)

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview, Michael McKay talks to Lord Robert Armstrong. During his long career, he was: • Principal Private Secretary to Prime Ministers Edward Heath and Harold W...

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McKay Interview: Michael Moller, former UNOG Director General

McKay Interview: Michael Moller, former UNOG Director General

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay speaks to Michael Møller. If you are a Geneva listener, and even if you are tuning in from other parts of Switzerland or abroad, you will know his name and that he was for a nu...

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McKay Interview: Lord Howell, former UK government energy minister(5 October 2019)

McKay Interview: Lord Howell, former UK government energy minister(5 October 2019)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest is the Rt Hon The Lord Howell of Guildford. Older British listeners may remember him as David Howell MP. He is an expert on government policy and strategy in the field of e...

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McKay Interview: David Bennett, Chairman Sotheby's Jewellery Division (21 September 2019)

McKay Interview: David Bennett, Chairman Sotheby's Jewellery Division (21 September 2019)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay speaks to David Bennett. He's the Worldwide Chairman of Sotheby’s Jewellery Division and regarded internationally as an authority in the field of precious stones a...

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What's on at the UN? Sign Language for all & angry birds

What's on at the UN? Sign Language for all & angry birds

UN Roundup

This week Daniel Johnson from the UN provides us with insight into the first week of this session of the Human Rights Council. UN events this week include a talk on 100 years of multilateral...

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McKay Interview: Jonathan Nott, Director OSR(7 September 2019)

McKay Interview: Jonathan Nott, Director OSR(7 September 2019)

The McKay Interview

Michael speaks with the music and artistic director of the world renowned Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, formed 101 years ago. Jonathan Nott is originally from Birmingham in England and has wor...

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What's on at the UN? Antonio Guterres in DRC

What's on at the UN? Antonio Guterres in DRC

Mid Morning Mix

Daniel Johnson with a weekly update for the United Nations... 

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McKay Interview: Dominique De Buman, former president of the Swiss National Council

McKay Interview: Dominique De Buman, former president of the Swiss National Council

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's first interview after the summer break is with Dominique du Buman. Until recently, he held a very important position often considered the highest ranking representative of the S...

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McKay Interview: Bonnie Carroll, Founder of Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (29 June 2019)

McKay Interview: Bonnie Carroll, Founder of Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (29 June 2019)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay speaks with Bonnie Carroll, President and Founder of TAPS, which stands for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. She herself has been touched by personal tragedy, bein...

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What's on at the UN? Famine-like conditions in South Sudan

What's on at the UN? Famine-like conditions in South Sudan

UN Roundup

  Daniel Johnson reports in for the weekly UN Round-Up.  

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McKay Interview: Yves Daccord, Director-General ICRC

McKay Interview: Yves Daccord, Director-General ICRC

The McKay Interview

On this week's Mckay Interview, Michael talks to Yves Daccord, the Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross. The humanitarian organisation based in Geneva. Michael and Yve...

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What's on at the UN? Russian Language Day

What's on at the UN? Russian Language Day

UN Roundup

  Daniel Johnson, UN Correspondent, runs through some of this week's UN activities, including the public events and a mix & mash networking event.   

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McKay Interview: Alain Barbey, regional director SBB/CFF

McKay Interview: Alain Barbey, regional director SBB/CFF

The McKay Interview

Swiss railways are the envy of the world. But to stay successful the network needs continuous development and improvement. Michael McKay talks with the regional director of Swiss Federal Railways ...

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What's on at the UN? $7m UNICEF appeal for acutely malnourished Afghan children

What's on at the UN? $7m UNICEF appeal for acutely malnourished Afghan children

UN Roundup

The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has just made an appeal for $7 million to help treat extremely vulnerable children who are suffering from the worst form of malnutrition. It said that if it do...

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What's on at the UN? - Bees and Snakebites

What's on at the UN? - Bees and Snakebites

UN Roundup

Bee with us today… on World Bee Day

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McKay Interview: Lord David Owen (20 May 2019)

McKay Interview: Lord David Owen (20 May 2019)

The McKay Interview

Veteran UK politician Lord David Owen talks to Michael McKay. Lord Owen is a former UK foreign secretary - at the time one of the youngest Foreign Secretaries at 38 years old. In 1983 he caused a p...

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McKay Interview: Dr Gihan Kamel from SESAME in Jordan (4 May 2019)

McKay Interview: Dr Gihan Kamel from SESAME in Jordan (4 May 2019)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest is Dr Gihan Kamel. She is a distinguished Egyptian scientist and works for SESAME - Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East in Jorda...

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