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The McKay Interview: Mary Robinson

The McKay Interview: Mary Robinson

The McKay Interview

The McKay Interview's 100th guest, Mary Robinson! 

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What's on at the UN? Universal Children's Day

What's on at the UN? Universal Children's Day

UN Roundup

UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré - World Children's Day Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva with 5 Youth from Step into Action and 5 youth from ...

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What's on at the UN? Lethal Autonomous Weapons talks

What's on at the UN? Lethal Autonomous Weapons talks

UN Roundup

Picture: The unarmed BAE Systems Taranis jet-propelled combat drone prototype which can autonomously search, identify and locate enemies but can only engage with a target when authorized b...

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What's on at the UN? Geneva Peace Week & climate reports

What's on at the UN? Geneva Peace Week & climate reports

UN Roundup

Photo: Electric Cars in the Place des Nations Bertand Piccard, Swiss psychiatrist and aeronaut during of convoi of Tesla in the Place des Nations In Geneva that will link Marrakech to Bonn fo...

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McKay Interview: Tan Le, Founder and CEO of Emotiv

McKay Interview: Tan Le, Founder and CEO of Emotiv

The McKay Interview

Michael is talking today to Tan Le. Her name might not be familiar, but she is a remarkable, young woman regarded, not only in her own country of Australia, but in many countries around the world, ...

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What's on at the UN? Environmental awareness; WMO & film screenings

What's on at the UN? Environmental awareness; WMO & film screenings

UN Roundup

The United Nations start the week with a press conference from the World Meteorological Organisation on their Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. Get involved and find out more about tsunami prep...

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What's on at the UN? A pledging conference for the Rohingya refugee crisis

What's on at the UN? A pledging conference for the Rohingya refugee crisis

UN Roundup

WRS is the only mainstream English-language radio station in Switzerland. Listen on DAB+ and, of course, for listeners further afield- on mobile apps, internet radio and at worldradio.ch

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Plane Talk - Whats better for me; public or privately owned airports?

Plane Talk - Whats better for me; public or privately owned airports?

Plane Talk

Chaitan explains some of the pros and cons of public and privately owned airports.

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McKay Interview: Antoine Marguier, Director of the UN Orchestra (23 October 2017)

McKay Interview: Antoine Marguier, Director of the UN Orchestra (23 October 2017)

The McKay Interview

This week's McKay interview is with Antoine Marguier, the Director of the well-known, and very popular United Nations Orchestra based in Geneva.

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What's on at the UN? Spanish Language Week

What's on at the UN? Spanish Language Week

UN Roundup

  This week is World Food Day and conversations at the UN are focussing around food security and rural development.  It's also Spanish Language Week and there will be an exhibit...

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What's on at the UN? Our open day round-up

What's on at the UN? Our open day round-up

UN Roundup

Image: Open Day 2017 During Open Day of the United Nations in Geneva. 7 october 2017. © UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré Daniel gives us an update on the Myanmar Refugee Crisis, including ...

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McKay Interview: Julian Braithwaite, UK Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva

McKay Interview: Julian Braithwaite, UK Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva

The McKay Interview

Michael's guest is Britain’s Permanent Representative, Ambassador Julian Braithwaite, the UK's face and voice in Geneva for the UN and other international organisations.

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Get to know Balochistan

Get to know Balochistan

There is little known about Balochistan and its problems in Europe in general and Switzerland in particular. Balochistan is 46% of Pakistan by land and the richest among its four provinces in terms...

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ART SEEN - The Boomerang Effect

ART SEEN - The Boomerang Effect

ART SEEN

The Boomerang Effect - Aboriginal Arts in Australia A review of the temporary exhibition at the Ethnography Museum of Geneva, by Uli Van Neyghem

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UN Roundup - UN Geneva Open Day

UN Roundup - UN Geneva Open Day

UN Roundup

Photo: Spring scenes in the Ariana Park Allée des drapeaux of the United Nations in Geneva. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré, used with the permission of UN Geneva.   Dani...

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Plane Talk - Why my plane is late, but my airline SHOULDN'T pay the fine

Plane Talk - Why my plane is late, but my airline SHOULDN'T pay the fine

Plane Talk

Airlines pay hefty fines when they make us late. We knew that! But Chaitan's also telling us why he doesn't think they should...

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McKay Interview: Honey Al - Sayed, refugee and fellow at the GCSP

McKay Interview: Honey Al - Sayed, refugee and fellow at the GCSP

The McKay Interview

Michael's guest today is someone who, through radio has built a unique reputation and following in a country we have seen repeatedly on our TV news programmes for the past 6 years or more. A co...

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What's on at the UN? Burundi & ghost nets

What's on at the UN? Burundi & ghost nets

UN Roundup

Tomorrow - Tuesday 19th September - will see the UN Human Rights Office Press Conference : Commission of Inquiry on Burundi. The President of the Commission of inquiry on Burundi will meet with the...

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What's on at the UN? Human Rights Council 36th session begins

What's on at the UN? Human Rights Council 36th session begins

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson joins us to talk about this week's happenings at the United Nations.

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McKay Interview: Cornelio Sommaruga, former president of the ICRC (11 September 2017)

McKay Interview: Cornelio Sommaruga, former president of the ICRC (11 September 2017)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest is Cornelio Sommaruga (CS). Perhaps most well known as the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross – the ICRC - from 1987 – 1999. But there i...

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What's on at the UN? Burundi & Syria updates

What's on at the UN? Burundi & Syria updates

UN Roundup

This morning Daniel Johnson gives us an update moments before a press conference on human rights in Burundi begins. Daniel Johnson explains ...

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Be part of the One Percent - and do some good!

Be part of the One Percent - and do some good!

The TalkTalk Breakfast Show

Do you want to be part of the 1% ? Well you can be with the One Percent Development Fund. It’s been running since 1976 and the idea started with international civil servants agreeing to ...

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McKay Interview: Veteran British Diplomat Sir Peter Marshall KCMG CVO (28 August 2017)

McKay Interview: Veteran British Diplomat Sir Peter Marshall KCMG CVO (28 August 2017)

The McKay Interview

This week's guest on the McKay Interview is Sir Peter Marshall, a distinguished British diplomat whose experience dates back to 1949. Once serving in the RAF in World War II and graduating f...

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What's on at the UN? 7th round of Syria talks closed on Friday

What's on at the UN? 7th round of Syria talks closed on Friday

UN Roundup

Photo: Intra-Syrian Talks Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria briefs the press on the  last day of the 7th round of the Intra-Syrian talks, Geneva. 14 July 2017. UN...

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