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What's on at the UN? Luminarium for Girls Education

What's on at the UN? Luminarium for Girls Education

UN Roundup

High Commissioner for the Human Rights Council Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein delivered a hard-hitting speech this morning. Rheal leBlanc explains what he said at the opening of this Human Rights Counci...

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Swiss Up! - The women's strike of 1991 - The biggest strike in Swiss history

Swiss Up! - The women's strike of 1991 - The biggest strike in Swiss history

Swiss Up!

In 1991 Swiss women went on strike to force the implementation of the constitutional article on gender equality. It was the biggest strike in Swiss history with hundreds of thousands of participant...

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McKay Interview: Conservationist Linda Tucker (11 June 2018)

McKay Interview: Conservationist Linda Tucker (11 June 2018)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay speaks to Linda Tucker, the founder of the Global White Lion Protection Trust and writes about leadership and conservation. www.lindatuckerfoundation.org

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Whats on at the UN? "We're at breaking point" - UN Syria Coordinator

Whats on at the UN? "We're at breaking point" - UN Syria Coordinator

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson from the UN gives us more details on the crisis in Syria as the UN Regional  Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, Panos Moumtzis, says that they're “at ...

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Swiss Up! - How does the Swiss democratic process work?

Swiss Up! - How does the Swiss democratic process work?

Swiss Up!

You probably know that the Swiss are called to vote on many different issues several times a year. But how exactly does it work? Who decides what get's voted on and what are the shortcomings of...

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What's on at the UN? Plastic Soup Surfer - beat plastic pollution!

What's on at the UN? Plastic Soup Surfer - beat plastic pollution!

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson joins us once again for a round-up of events and conferences from the Palais des Nations.

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Fleur Heyworth explains Seven; seven powerful stories

Fleur Heyworth explains Seven; seven powerful stories

Mid Morning Mix

On Thursdsay 14th June the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, together with many partners, brings SEVEN to the United Nations Assembley Hall, Geneva. Fleur Heyworth joins Katt Cullen o...

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What's on at the UN? Guterres on disarmament push

What's on at the UN? Guterres on disarmament push

UN Roundup

Photo: Official visit of the Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during his presentation on the agenda for disarmament at University Dufour in Geneva. 24 May 2018. UN Photo / Jean-Ma...

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McKay Interview: Dr David Young, Oxford Analytica (28 May 2018)

McKay Interview: Dr David Young, Oxford Analytica (28 May 2018)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest founded a company which describes its field of specialisation as providing just that: strategic analysis of world events. This company’s founding dates back 43 years...

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Plane Talk - #EyesOpen against human trafficking

Plane Talk - #EyesOpen against human trafficking

Plane Talk

Chaitan Jain talks about the social media campaign #EyesOpen encouraging us to keep our eyes open and stop human trafficking on air transport. He shares what cabin crew and airport staff look out f...

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Swiss Up! - Sonderbund; Switzerland's last civil war

Swiss Up! - Sonderbund; Switzerland's last civil war

Swiss Up!

Dario joins us each morning on the Breakfast Show to share some fascinating Swiss stories. Today we're talking about the Sonderbund war of 1847.      

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What's on at the UN? Ebola Vaccine Preparation

What's on at the UN? Ebola Vaccine Preparation

UN Roundup

Tune in to Daniel Johnson and Katt Cullen for a UN Roundup every Monday morning at 11:20am

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McKay Interview: Miss Helvetia (14 May 2018)

McKay Interview: Miss Helvetia (14 May 2018)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay examines that most Swiss of musical expressions - yodeling. He speaks to Miss Helvetia, otherwise known as Barbara Klossner. She explains that yodeling can be heard in many ...

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What's on at the UN? The Cholera Vaccination Stockpile

What's on at the UN? The Cholera Vaccination Stockpile

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson touches base again to explain the Gavi & WHO press conference on a cholera vaccination drive in Africa and a global stockpile. Also, a UNICEF Press Conference this Wednesday focu...

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McKay Interview: Professor Manfred Nowak (30 April 2018)

McKay Interview: Professor Manfred Nowak (30 April 2018)

The McKay Interview

This week, Michael McKay's guest is Manfred Nowak, Professor of International Human Rights at the University of Vienna, former judge at the Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina and i...

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What's on at the UN? Salon du Livre / Geneva Book Fair.

What's on at the UN? Salon du Livre / Geneva Book Fair.

UN Roundup

This week the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons meet at the Palais des Nations. Also, the Committee Agai...

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McKay Interview: Serge Dal Busco, Geneva Finance Minister(16 April 2018)

McKay Interview: Serge Dal Busco, Geneva Finance Minister(16 April 2018)

The McKay Interview

This week's McKay interview is with the Geneva Finance Minister, Serge Dal Busco. Mr Dal Busco is a member of a member of Le Parti démocrate-chrétien, that’s Christian-Democ...

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What's on at the UN? Library talk: Forgotten Victims of Terrorism

What's on at the UN? Library talk: Forgotten Victims of Terrorism

UN Roundup

Image: Hassan Bility – Liberia torture victim and human rights campaigner, courtesy of Daniel Johnson at the UN.   It's the start of eCommerce Week at the UN and the UN Co...

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McKay Interview: Sushil Premchand, chairman of the PRS group(2 April 2018)

McKay Interview: Sushil Premchand, chairman of the PRS group(2 April 2018)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest is Sushil Premchand, fourth generation head of one of the great Bombay/Mumbai merchant families, Premchand Roychand. Chairman of the PRS Group – the Premchand Group. His grea...

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What's on at the UN? Human Rights Council concludes 37th session

What's on at the UN? Human Rights Council concludes 37th session

UN Roundup

Image: 37th Session of the Human Rights Council, Palais des Nation. 23 March 2018. Photo by Violaine Martin ​        

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Whats On At The UN? The Gender Pay Gap: Can we make equal pay a reality?

Whats On At The UN? The Gender Pay Gap: Can we make equal pay a reality?

UN Roundup

This week at the UN, Rheal talks us through the highlights of the Human Rights Council, which concludes this week. Also the World Summit on the Information Society which will be attended by Deputy ...

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McKay Interview: ProfessorJulian Lindley-French (19 March 2018)

McKay Interview: ProfessorJulian Lindley-French (19 March 2018)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest is Professor Julian Lindley-French. He is an Englishman who lives in the Netherlands and visits Geneva often where is a visiting Lecturer at the Geneva Centre for Security...

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What's on at the UN? Munira Khalif; youth can affect change

What's on at the UN? Munira Khalif; youth can affect change

UN Roundup

  Rheal guides us through this week's happenings, including The Human Rights Council and Conference on Disarmament (which you can also watch live) The Director-General deliverin...

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