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What's on at the UN? Cultural events open to all

What's on at the UN? Cultural events open to all

UN Roundup

  One month on from Cyclone Idai, Daniel Johnson reports in with a warning from UNICEF. Children need urgent access to health, nutrition and water services to prevent malnutrition and disea...

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What's on at the UN? Gender Parity & International Day of Reflection

What's on at the UN? Gender Parity & International Day of Reflection

UN Roundup

  Daniel reports back on this morning's press conference: UNECE press conference - Cities as drivers of sustainable development – featuring lots of mayors from around the UN Econo...

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McKay Interview: Francis Martin, President of British Chambers of Commerce

McKay Interview: Francis Martin, President of British Chambers of Commerce

The McKay Interview

On this week's edition, Michael speaks to Francis Martin - the president of the British Chambers of Commerce. Francis discusses the state of UK business and how it's struggling with the ...

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Flora Carmichael - Beyond Fake News

Flora Carmichael - Beyond Fake News

Mid Morning Mix

  Mid Morning Mix presenter Katt Cullen spoke to Flora Carmichael at Radiodays Europe in Lausanne.

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McKay Interview: Stephanie Jarrett, partner at Baker McKenzie.

McKay Interview: Stephanie Jarrett, partner at Baker McKenzie.

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview, Michael speaks to Stephanie Jarrett, a partner at the international law firm Baker McKenzie. One of the firm's roles is to advise on efficient tax planning. ...

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What's on at the UN? - Mourning UN personnel killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

What's on at the UN? - Mourning UN personnel killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

UN Roundup

Image: The flag of the United Nations in Geneva is flown at half-mast on Monday, 11 March 2019, in memory of the United Nations personnel killed in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302. ...

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UN Roundup - Yemen pledge, Oscar-winning Roma and Blockchain

UN Roundup - Yemen pledge, Oscar-winning Roma and Blockchain

UN Roundup

  UN Correspondant Daniel Johnson gives us a recap on the Yemen pledging conference last week, with Secretary-General Guterres leading the appeal for $4.2 billion.   “Tens ...

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Zero Discrimination Day

Zero Discrimination Day

Mid Morning Mix

We find out more about the upcoming Geneva Pride this Summer with Andy Seale on an important day; International Zero Discrimination Day - 1st March. 

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McKay Interview: Andre Schneider, CEO of Geneva Airport

McKay Interview: Andre Schneider, CEO of Geneva Airport

The McKay Interview

On this week's McKay Interview, Michael McKay speaks to the new CEO of Geneva International Airport, Dr André Schneider. Geneva airport is one of the smallest and oldest international ai...

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What's on at the UN? The biggest UN humanitarian convoy in Syria

What's on at the UN? The biggest UN humanitarian convoy in Syria

UN Roundup

Image: © UNICEF/UN0279377 On 6 February 2019 in the Syrian Arab Republic, a humanitarian convoy traveling from Damascus arrives at the 10 km mark near Rukban where the UN and Syrian A...

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McKay Interview: Tibère Adler (18 February 2019)

McKay Interview: Tibère Adler (18 February 2019)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay talks to Tibère Adler, former director of the think tank Avenir Suisse and CEO of Edipresse and now heading up the launch of a new Geneva based news website, Heidi.news. He ...

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What's on at the UN? - International Day of Women and Girls in Science

What's on at the UN? - International Day of Women and Girls in Science

UN Roundup

  Daniel Johnson and Katt Cullen take a look at the tech innovation set to save the UN food agency - World Food Programme - millions in delivering aid. So far, Optimus has saved WFP US...

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McKay Interview: Nadia Isler, Director UN SDG Lab (4 February 2019)

McKay Interview: Nadia Isler, Director UN SDG Lab (4 February 2019)

The McKay Interview

Michael's guest is Nadia Isler, Director of the Sustainable Development Goals Lab at the UN in Geneva. Nadia Isler has had a long career in international development with several years of fi...

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What's on at the UN? Holocaust Remembrance event with Benjamin Orenstein

What's on at the UN? Holocaust Remembrance event with Benjamin Orenstein

UN Roundup

  First up, Daniel gives us a run down of the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' speech in Davos last week, outlining his vision for 2019 and beyond.   ...

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McKay Interview: Antonio Gambardella, director of FONGIT.

McKay Interview: Antonio Gambardella, director of FONGIT.

The McKay Interview

Antonio Gambardella is the Director of FONGIT, an invaluable foundation based in the thriving commune of Plan-les-Ouates in Geneva. FONGIT provides support for the important start-up sector in t...

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Women's March - 19th January

Women's March - 19th January

Mid Morning Mix

  The Women's March is a an all-volunteer effort to promote and defend women’s rights as human rights, affiliated with more than 100 other global grassroots chapters throughout th...

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McKay Interview: Annika Hilding Norberg from the GCSP

McKay Interview: Annika Hilding Norberg from the GCSP

The McKay Interview

This week's guest with Michael McKay is Annika Hilding Norberg. She's the Geneva Center for Security Policy’s Cluster Leader for Peace Operations and Peacebuilding. Before that she wa...

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What's on at the UN? Stand-up for Migrants

What's on at the UN? Stand-up for Migrants

UN Roundup

Stand-up for migrants is a comedy event, in French and English, at the Victoria Hall this Thursday 20th December. 

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What's on at the UN? Art against violence

What's on at the UN? Art against violence

UN Roundup

​Image: Private Sector Side Event of Geneva Conference on Afghanistan. 27 November 2018. UN Photo by Violaine Martin ​ Geneva Conference on Afghanistan, Tues to Wed 27-28 Novemb...

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Swiss Up! - Flirting with the E.U.

Swiss Up! - Flirting with the E.U.

Swiss Up!

  We all know that Switzerland is not in the European Union...but why? And how close is the Swiss relationship with the EU? Find out on today's episode of Swiss Up!    

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McKay Interview: Andrew Mitchell, UK Trade Commissioner for Europe

McKay Interview: Andrew Mitchell, UK Trade Commissioner for Europe

The McKay Interview

On this week's McKay interview, keeping up with the fast moving story that is Brexit, Michael McKay talks to the UK's Trade Commissioner for Europe, Andrew Mitchell. He will be charged with...

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McKay Interview: UK Ambassador to Switzerland: Jane Owen

McKay Interview: UK Ambassador to Switzerland: Jane Owen

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay talks to Her Excellency Jane Owen. Her Britannic Majesty’s Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation and non-resident Ambassador to Liechtenstein. Jane Owen discusses the state o...

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What's on at the UN? World Food Programme

What's on at the UN? World Food Programme

UN Roundup

Today, Daniel Johnson from the UN discusses: The World Food Programme announced plans to scale up aid – the UN agency is already providing lifesaving help to 8 million people in Yemen&hell...

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