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UN Roundup - Yemen, Belarus & the UN General Assembly

UN Roundup - Yemen, Belarus & the UN General Assembly

UN Roundup

21 September 2020 1: UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths has welcomed the start of UN-sponsored talks on Yemen (with the ICRC) which hinges on prisoner releases between the two...

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McKay Interview: Round Table (21 September 2020)

McKay Interview: Round Table (21 September 2020)

The McKay Interview

Two years ago in Paris, I recorded a roundtable McKay Interview with people whose fingers were very much on the Parisienne pulse. Very recently, in this year of Covid19, I have done something simil...

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UN Roundup - 45th Human Rights Council

UN Roundup - 45th Human Rights Council

UN Roundup

14 September 2020. 1: Human Rights Council 45th session As is the custom, the High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet will kick off proceedings with a series of “count...

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UN Roundup - SDG exhibition #YouNeedToKnow & $95m appeal

UN Roundup - SDG exhibition #YouNeedToKnow & $95m appeal

UN Roundup

7 September 2020. Today Daniel Johnson talks to Katt Cullen for the UN Roundup. 1: SDG exhibition #YouNeedToKnow at the Place des Nations. This one-week only exhibition on the Sustai...

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McKay Interview:  Prof. Bill Durodie - University of Bath.

McKay Interview: Prof. Bill Durodie - University of Bath.

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay speaks to Professor Bill Durodie - chair of Risk and Security in International Relations at the University of Bath in the UK. As Michael discovers, there's a lot more...

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UN Roundup - Syria Constitutional talks and safety of journalists

UN Roundup - Syria Constitutional talks and safety of journalists

UN Roundup

31 Aug 2020.  1 - The third round of Syria Constitutional talks at UN Geneva concluded this weekend. We ask what progress was made? What was the cost of the Covid Interruption at ...

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UN Roundup - Syria constitutional talks reconvene in Geneva today

UN Roundup - Syria constitutional talks reconvene in Geneva today

UN Roundup

24 August 2020. 1 - Syria Constitutional talks reconvene in Geneva after nine-month pause. 2 - Beirut blast: One in two children show signs of trauma, stress after port explosion, says UN Childr...

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McKay Interview: Lebanese film maker and cultural producer, Nabil Canaan (24 August 2020)

McKay Interview: Lebanese film maker and cultural producer, Nabil Canaan (24 August 2020)

The McKay Interview

On the return of the McKay Interview after the summer break - no matter where you were on the 4th August, you must surely have been aware of the huge explosion in Beirut. According to Lebanon&rsquo...

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UN Roundup - Humanitarian Heroes and an urgent oil tanker issue in Yemen

UN Roundup - Humanitarian Heroes and an urgent oil tanker issue in Yemen

UN Roundup

17 August 2020. Today Rhéal LeBlanc tells us about: 1 - World Humanitarian Day - 19 Aug. The UN are celebrating real-life heroes. A small ceremony in Geneva at the Palais des Nati...

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UN Roundup - Wildfires in Siberia

UN Roundup - Wildfires in Siberia

UN Roundup

  27 July 2020.  On today's UN Round-up:   1 - Siberian wildfires require urgent climate action.  “Some parts of Siberia this week have again topped 30 ...

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UN Roundup - UN chief’s strongest appeal yet to tackle inequality

UN Roundup - UN chief’s strongest appeal yet to tackle inequality

UN Roundup

20 July 2020.  On today's UN Round-up: 1 - WHO's Covid19 update.    2 - On Saturday 18 July, the UN chief Antonio Guterres made his strongest appeal yet to t...

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UN Roundup - Nelson Mandela virtual lecture

UN Roundup - Nelson Mandela virtual lecture

UN Roundup

13 July 2020.  On today's UN Round-up: 1 - COVID update & UNAIDS warns that the world’s HIV response is still failing children. 2 - Waiting to declare famine &lsquo...

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McKay Interview: The Reverend Dr William McComish (13 July 2020)

McKay Interview: The Reverend Dr William McComish (13 July 2020)

The McKay Interview

This week, Michael is talking to Bill McComish. He will be well-known to many of you. Whether you are Genevois, Christian, Protestant or just from the UK, you will probably know, or know of, the Re...

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Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies - Covid19 Third Wave: an update

Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies - Covid19 Third Wave: an update

Mid Morning Mix

At the end of March we spoke to Dr Karl Blanchet from the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies (formally CERAH) about the potentially devasting effects of Covid19's "third wave", and...

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UN Roundup - hydroxychloroquine trials discontinued

UN Roundup - hydroxychloroquine trials discontinued

UN Roundup

6 July 2020. On today's UN Round-up: 1 - COVID update on international drug trials to beat the bug: The World Health Organization (WHO) said at the weekend that it was discontinuing ...

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McKay Interview: Didier Pittet, infectious disease expert at the HUG

McKay Interview: Didier Pittet, infectious disease expert at the HUG

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest is Professor Didier Pittet. He is an infectious diseases expert of global reputation and the director of the Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Pa...

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UN Roundup - Impending Covid19 crisis in Syria

UN Roundup - Impending Covid19 crisis in Syria

UN Roundup

29 June 2020.  On today's UN Round-up:  1 - The World Health Organisation (WHO) host the first Infodemiology Conference to combat misinformation about Covid19  2 -&...

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McKay Interview: Jo Hemmings: Behavioural Psychologist and TV Personality

McKay Interview: Jo Hemmings: Behavioural Psychologist and TV Personality

The McKay Interview

Jo Hemmings is Michael's guest this week. She is a celebrated Behavioural Psychologist and a registered member of the British Psychological Society and the Association of Clinical Psychologists...

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UN Roundup - Urgent debate on police brutality

UN Roundup - Urgent debate on police brutality

UN Roundup

22 June 2020.  On today's UN Round-up:  1 - The last two days of the extended 43rd session of the Human Rights Council was pushed back by the epic Urgent Debate o...

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McKay Interview: Professor Simon Heffer on media and Covid-19

McKay Interview: Professor Simon Heffer on media and Covid-19

The McKay Interview

On this week's McKay Interview, Michael speaks to Professor Simon Heffer from the University of Buckingham in the UK on the media's role in covering the Covid-19 crises.

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Tineka Smith on microaggression and continuing the BLM conversation

Tineka Smith on microaggression and continuing the BLM conversation

Mid Morning Mix

  "If you really cared about me and the struggles of Black people, why would you even want to say that word? Why are we even having this discussion?"  - Tinek...

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UN Roundup - Cov19 and UNAIDS Chief Executive Winnie Byanyima

UN Roundup - Cov19 and UNAIDS Chief Executive Winnie Byanyima

UN Roundup

15 June 2020.  On today's UN Round-up:  1 - UNAIDS Chief Executive Winnie Byanyima explains that any vaccine for Coronavirus should be free and should not come at the expense of...

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McKay Interview: Juergen Stock, Secretary General INTERPOL (15 June 2020)

McKay Interview: Juergen Stock, Secretary General INTERPOL (15 June 2020)

The McKay Interview

Michael's guest this week is the Secretary-General of the world’s largest police organization, Dr Jürgen Stock, of INTERPOL, or to give it its full name, the International Criminal P...

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Racism Incidents from Counselling Practice - a Swiss report

Racism Incidents from Counselling Practice - a Swiss report

Mid Morning Mix

  A yearly report "Racism Incidents from Counselling Practice" is released each year in French, German & Italian by humanrights.ch and the Federal Commission against Racism. ...

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