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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 is much more to...

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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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McKay Interview: Neuroscientist Dr Henry Markram (17 July 2017)

McKay Interview: Neuroscientist Dr Henry Markram (17 July 2017)

The McKay Interview

This week, Michael McKay talks to Professor Henry Markram who is the Founder of both the Blue Brain Project and Human Brain Project. His impressive academic record is extensive: • He gained hi...

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What's on at the UN? Intra-Syrian talks and library events

What's on at the UN? Intra-Syrian talks and library events

UN Roundup

Photo: Intra-Syrian Talks Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria briefs the five Permanent Members of the Security Council to the United Nations during the Intra-Syrian talks...

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What's on at the UN? UNHCR report on migration and people smuggling in Libya

What's on at the UN? UNHCR report on migration and people smuggling in Libya

UN Roundup

This week Daniel Johnson joins us, fresh out of a press conference, with news on the UNHCR's report on migration and people smuggling in Libya. He also talks about the updated situation in Cypr...

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McKay Interview: Neuroscientist & Philosopher, Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan (3 July 2017)

McKay Interview: Neuroscientist & Philosopher, Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan (3 July 2017)

The McKay Interview

Today's guest on the McKay Interview is Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan who describes himself as a Philosopher, Neuroscientist and Geostrategist. He is head of the Geopolitics and Global Futures p...

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What's on at the UN? El Patrón

What's on at the UN? El Patrón

UN Roundup

  Daniel Johnson joins us on the line to discuss this week's events at the United Nations. First up this week, the UN talks on Syria are set to begin again. Steffan de Mist...

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McKay Interview: UK political columnist Simon Heffer (13 June 2017)

McKay Interview: UK political columnist Simon Heffer (13 June 2017)

The McKay Interview

Dr. Simon Heffer is Michael's guest today. He is a well-known, British political commentator, writer and journalist with the Daily and Sunday Telegraph newspapers. He is a well known Brexit ...

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What's on at the UN? Human Rights Council in session

What's on at the UN? Human Rights Council in session

UN Roundup

The Human Rights Council is now in session (6-23rd June 2017). It started last week with harsh criticism from US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley telling the Council it needed to shape up. We take ...

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President Trump’s Paris Announcement is a Gift to the World

President Trump’s Paris Announcement is a Gift to the World

There’s a fair bit of heartache, dismay and even quite some anger around in response to President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement. For my part, I&rs...

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The UK election results come rolling in

The UK election results come rolling in

The TalkTalk Breakfast Show

The WRS UK election coverage is brought to you by DeVere, a world leader in international financial planning.  Mark Butcher brings you discussions and updates from a panel of expe...

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What's on at the UN? 'A Plastic Ocean' - cinema

What's on at the UN? 'A Plastic Ocean' - cinema

UN Roundup

This week Daniel Johnson takes us through the events taking place for International Day of Peacekeepers, humanitarian updates from aid coordinators in Nigeria and Central African Republic. Also, th...

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McKay Interview: Ambassador Otto Lampe (29 May 2017)

McKay Interview: Ambassador Otto Lampe (29 May 2017)

The McKay Interview

On this week's McKay Interview, Michael speaks to His Excellency Dr. Otto Lampe, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. They discuss Germany's past,...

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What's on at the UN? World Health Assembly votes in new WHO head

What's on at the UN? World Health Assembly votes in new WHO head

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson covers this week's happenings at the UN

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What's on at the UN? - Is the world ready for Sustainable Development Goals?

What's on at the UN? - Is the world ready for Sustainable Development Goals?

UN Roundup

This week Daniel runs us through some of the events taking place at the UN in Geneva. Syria Talks are resumed in Geneva this week, including a press conference with Staffan de Mistura today at n...

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McKay Interview: Jack Caravelli, former CIA agent (15 May 2017)

McKay Interview: Jack Caravelli, former CIA agent (15 May 2017)

The McKay Interview

On this week's McKay Interview, Michael speaks with Dr. Jack Caravelli. He served in the CIA for fourteen years, worked in the Clinton White House National Security Council; and was Deputy Assi...

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What's on at the UN? Fundraising for Yemen's humanitarian crisis

What's on at the UN? Fundraising for Yemen's humanitarian crisis

UN Roundup

Today Rheal LeBlanc fills in for Daniel Johnson on the show for our weekly round-up of UN events.

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McKay Interview: General Sir Richard Shirreff (1 May 2017)

McKay Interview: General Sir Richard Shirreff (1 May 2017)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael speaks to General Sir Richard Shirreff who, until a couple of years ago, was the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe. He was promoted to full General in 2011; and was NATO&rsqu...

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Whats on at the UN? E-commerce for Development week

Whats on at the UN? E-commerce for Development week

UN Roundup

Whether it's UNCTAD's coverage of E-Commerce for Development week, or the UNESCO's open library talk event, featuring Metin Ardity on Tuesday 25th April, Daniel has all the information for us in hi...

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