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McKay Interview - Covid-19 special: Mario Possamai (27 April 2020)

McKay Interview - Covid-19 special: Mario Possamai (27 April 2020)

The McKay Interview

This is the second in the mini-series, recorded on the 22nd April, and devoted to a broader and fuller understanding of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic which has beset us all for the past few mon...

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Heading back to work? More questions on workers' rights in Switzerland

Heading back to work? More questions on workers' rights in Switzerland

Mid Morning Mix

Today Renuka Cavadini from Geneva based law firm Page & Partners, answers your questions about returning to work after the lockdown, grace periods offered on private property rents and who...

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McKay Interview: Covid 19 special - Bob Bishop (20 April 2020)

McKay Interview: Covid 19 special - Bob Bishop (20 April 2020)

The McKay Interview

In this new COVID-19 series of McKay Interviews, Michael will be asking different experts their views on the pandemic and how it will develop - and ultimately defeated. This week, Michael is speaki...

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McKay Interview: James Breiding - author of 'Too Small to Fail' (6 April 2020)

McKay Interview: James Breiding - author of 'Too Small to Fail' (6 April 2020)

The McKay Interview

This week, Michael McKay speaks to author and thinker James Breiding. His latest book 'Too Small to Fail - why some small nations outperform bigger ones and how they are reshaping the world'.

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Prof. Karl Blanchet explains Covid-19 'third wave'

Prof. Karl Blanchet explains Covid-19 'third wave'

Mid Morning Mix

  "We need to think about global and international collaboration. It's the only way we can manage this pandemic." - Professor Karl Blanchet, Professor in Humanitarian Pub...

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What's on at the UN? $2 billion humanitarian response plan for covid-19 + pets

What's on at the UN? $2 billion humanitarian response plan for covid-19 + pets

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson gives us the up to date Covid-19 figures from the last 24 hours and provides us with information on the $2 billion UN global humanitarian response plan launched last week for least d...

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What's on at the UN? Antonio Guterres to launch COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

What's on at the UN? Antonio Guterres to launch COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson from the United Nations brings us up to date with the latest figures from the WHO on coronavirus and Antonia Guterres is to launch the COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan - wh...

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McKay Interview: Morten Scholer, author of Coffee and Wine (23 March 2020)

McKay Interview: Morten Scholer, author of Coffee and Wine (23 March 2020)

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview - Michael speaks with Morten Scholer, who's written a book about arguably two of the most important things in the western world - coffee and wine.

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McKay Interview: Philip Barnes, MD of the Savoy Hotel, London (9 March 2020)

McKay Interview: Philip Barnes, MD of the Savoy Hotel, London (9 March 2020)

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview, Micheal speaks to Philip Barnes, the Managing Director of one of the world's top hotels - the Savoy in London. Michael also discovers a Geneva link with ...

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The FIFDH will happen in a drastically revised format.

The FIFDH will happen in a drastically revised format.

Mid Morning Mix

The 18th edition of the International Film Festival & Forum for Human Rights has now been cancelled. Following the federal decision to ban any events with more than 1000 people to ...

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What's on at the UN? WHO Press Conference

What's on at the UN? WHO Press Conference

UN Roundup

Watch the WHO Press Conference about Covid-19 on webtv.un.org

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What's on at the UN? "Doin' My Drugs"

What's on at the UN? "Doin' My Drugs"

UN Roundup

Another busy week at the UN includes a CinéONU screening of "Doin' My Drugs" on zero discrimination day - Sunday 1 March.

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McKay Interview: Anne Marie De Weck, president of the BSCC

McKay Interview: Anne Marie De Weck, president of the BSCC

The McKay Interview

Michael has a special programme for you today; and a special Guest! She is a good colleague and friend of his who has been at the very top of an organisation that he has personally been very clos...

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What's on at the UN? The Evolution of Multilateralism

What's on at the UN? The Evolution of Multilateralism

UN Roundup

  In this week's update, Daniel updates us on the Libya talks that are set to resume tomorrow at the UN Palais, after Un Special Envoy for Libya, Stephanie Williams called for world to ...

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Extinction Rebellion - Abigael offers insight ahead of Geneva action

Extinction Rebellion - Abigael offers insight ahead of Geneva action

Mid Morning Mix

Abigael from Extinction Rebellion joins me to explain the 3 demands and 10 principles of Extinction Rebellion.

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What's on at the UN? The Accountant of Auschwitz

What's on at the UN? The Accountant of Auschwitz

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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McKay Interview: Anuradha Gupta, Deputy CEO Gavi Alliance (2 February 2020)

McKay Interview: Anuradha Gupta, Deputy CEO Gavi Alliance (2 February 2020)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael is talking to Anuradha Gupta from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Gavi works across the world to press the value of vaccines, and was set up 20 years ago. Anuradha talks about the org...

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What's on at the UN? International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

What's on at the UN? International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

UN Roundup

Today Rheal LeBlanc gives us an important round-up of events including today's events to mark the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. 

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A glance at the Gamaraal Foundation & Holocaust education

A glance at the Gamaraal Foundation & Holocaust education

Mid Morning Mix

The 27th January is the 'International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust' commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World ...

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Whats on at the UN? UN at WEF & Employment trends 2020

Whats on at the UN? UN at WEF & Employment trends 2020

UN Roundup

We catch up with Rhéal LeBlanc from the United Nations to find out what's happening this week.

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McKay Interview: Danny Sriskandarajah, CEO Oxfam GB

McKay Interview: Danny Sriskandarajah, CEO Oxfam GB

The McKay Interview

On this edition of the McKay Interview, Michael speaks to Danny Sriskandarajah, head of the charity Oxfam. This major organisation was in the headlines two years ago amid claims of serious sexual m...

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Climate justice is a feminist issue! - with Doreen Akiyo Yomoah

Climate justice is a feminist issue! - with Doreen Akiyo Yomoah

Mid Morning Mix

Doreen Akiyo Yomoah joins us to talk about the fourth annual Women’s March Global and the ‘March for Climate Justice’   Women’s March Geneva and women’s M...

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Haiti 10 years later -  with Priska Spörri, Swiss Solidarity

Haiti 10 years later - with Priska Spörri, Swiss Solidarity

Mid Morning Mix

Priska Spörri from Swiss Solidarity (Chaîne du Bonheur) reports in on Haiti - 10 years after the devastating earthquake. We look back at the difficulties that faced aid workers in the...

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McKay Interview: The International Centre for Earth Simulation Conference

McKay Interview: The International Centre for Earth Simulation Conference

The McKay Interview

Every two years Geneva hosts the International Centre for Earth Simulation conference. It’s a gathering of top scientists, business leaders and NGOs all focused on saving the planet and how t...

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