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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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Black Lives Matter! Tonya explains why she marches

Black Lives Matter! Tonya explains why she marches

Mid Morning Mix

  Tonya Swann Weber is a Black American woman living in Switzerland. She attended the Black Lives Matter march in Zurich a week ago - one of the first marches in Switzerland to take plac...

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UN Roundup - World Oceans Day

UN Roundup - World Oceans Day

UN Roundup

08 June 2020. On today's UN Round-up: 1 - We start with our weekly official COVID update from the WHO. A further press conference will be held today at 5pm and is accessible to all online...

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McKay Interview: Dr Victoria Curzon-Price, Professor Emerita of Economics, University of Geneva

McKay Interview: Dr Victoria Curzon-Price, Professor Emerita of Economics, University of Geneva

The McKay Interview

The Covid-19 pandemic is the worst in 100 years. Apart from the great tragedies inflicted upon many, many families all over the world, it has thrown up a number of conundrums. Puzzles like the scie...

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UN Roundup - Yemen pledge & response to the death of George Floyd

UN Roundup - Yemen pledge & response to the death of George Floyd

UN Roundup

2 June 2020. Today Daniel Johnson gives us more information on the major pledging event today for Yemen & the UN Secretary-General appeals for calm in US protests over death of George&n...

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Caravane de Solidarité - how quickly the foodbank grew into something unmanageable

Caravane de Solidarité - how quickly the foodbank grew into something unmanageable

Mid Morning Mix

Charly Hernandez from Caravane de Solidarité explains how the foodbank in Geneva, that is now attended by thousands, grew so quickly...  

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McKay Interview: Jean-Marc Rickli, Geneva Center for Security Policy

McKay Interview: Jean-Marc Rickli, Geneva Center for Security Policy

The McKay Interview

Michael's guest is a brilliant and very thoughtful member of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy faculty who has made a study of global risk and resilience. In fact, that is his title. He has be...

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McKay Interview: Dr. David Heymann, Professor of Epidemiology, London School of Tropical Medicine

McKay Interview: Dr. David Heymann, Professor of Epidemiology, London School of Tropical Medicine

The McKay Interview

On this week's McKay Interview, Michael speaks to Dr David Heymann, one of the most prominent, contemporary, epidemiologists in the world. He also knows Geneva well, having spent 22 years at the ...

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McKay Interview: Pierre Ruetschi, Director Geneva Press Club.

McKay Interview: Pierre Ruetschi, Director Geneva Press Club.

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest this week is Pierre Ruetschi who has many years of experience in the field of journalism, especially in “international” Geneva, where he was for many years the Editor-in-Chie...

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UN Roundup - Importance of finding the origins of Covid 19

UN Roundup - Importance of finding the origins of Covid 19

UN Roundup

Virus hunters pledge to keep searching for animal link to COVID-19 infections in people. Scientists are pretty certain that the Covid-19 virus lives in bats, but exactly how it got into humans...

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McKay Interview: Guy Ryder, Director General ILO

McKay Interview: Guy Ryder, Director General ILO

The McKay Interview

Many European countries are now lifting lockdowns. The economic impact of the pandemic has been huge - and is still going on. The Director-General of the Geneva based International Labour Organi...

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Preparing the kids for their return to school

Preparing the kids for their return to school

Mid Morning Mix

Angela Mitra, Curriculum Coordinator at Obersee Bilingual School, has some great tips to prepare children for their return to school next week. She looks at some practical things that parents co...

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McKay Interview: Dr Charles Jefford, University of Geneva (4 May 2020)

McKay Interview: Dr Charles Jefford, University of Geneva (4 May 2020)

The McKay Interview

Michael's guest this week is a distinguished academic and scientist with more than half a century’s experience of his discipline behind him. Today is the 30th April 2020 and Dr. Charles Jefford,...

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UN Roundup - UNICEF vaccine concerns & UNHCR refugee helplines overloaded

UN Roundup - UNICEF vaccine concerns & UNHCR refugee helplines overloaded

UN Roundup

This morning Daniel Johnson gives us a COVID-19 round-up, starting with the Secretary-General Antoinio Guteress’s call for financial support at a Brussels pledging conference today, for a UN ...

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