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McKay Interview: Adolf Ogi, former Swiss president(20 March 2017)

McKay Interview: Adolf Ogi, former Swiss president(20 March 2017)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest this week is Adolf Ogi. Twice President of the Swiss Confederation – in 1993 and 2000 - and a Federal Councillor for 13 years with responsibility, in two different periods, ...

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What's on at the UN? International Women's Day events

What's on at the UN? International Women's Day events

UN Roundup

This Wednesday is the International Day of Women and the UN plan to mark it in a number of ways. Daniel Johnson explains them to us and takes us through the ways in which you can get involved too.

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McKay Interview: CEO of IKEA Switzerland Simona Scarpaleggia

McKay Interview: CEO of IKEA Switzerland Simona Scarpaleggia

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay is discussing the economic empowerment of women. This week he's talking to Simona Scarpaleggia, CEO of IKEA Switzerland. She is also the leader – or co-leader – of an important Unite...

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What's on at the UN? Human Rights Council

What's on at the UN? Human Rights Council

UN Roundup

UN Secretary-General António Guterres is in town as the Human Rights Council begins again in Geneva. He's shared personal messages this morning and we've also heard from High Commissioner for Human...

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The McKay Interview with Tim Sebastian

The McKay Interview with Tim Sebastian

Award-winning journalist Tim Sebastian started his BBC career more than 40 years ago. Expelled from Moscow in 1985, he was based in Washington DC during the Reagan Presidency and hosted the BBC&rsq...

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What's on at the UN? The power of languages

What's on at the UN? The power of languages

UN Roundup

Our weekly catch up with Daniel Johnson from the UN. This week we run down the major news stories as well as several cultural events open to the public. 

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McKay Interview: Tim Jarvis, scientist and explorer (20 February 2017)

McKay Interview: Tim Jarvis, scientist and explorer (20 February 2017)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay talks to Tim Jarvis, the outstanding and extraordinary environmental scientist, adventurer, author and Antarctic polar explorer.

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What's on at the UN? Committees and conferences

What's on at the UN? Committees and conferences

UN Roundup

On today's weekly run down with Daniel Johnson from the United Nations, we take a look at the Committee on the Elimination of discrimination against women; holding its 66th session in Geneva from 1...

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Expat groups form to protect UK citizens living in the Single Market

Expat groups form to protect UK citizens living in the Single Market

The Breakfast Show

Since the UK Brexit referendum the rights of UK citizens in the EU – and other free market member countries – as well as EU citizens in the UK, are now threatened. 

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What's on at the UN? Zero Tolerance for FGM

What's on at the UN? Zero Tolerance for FGM

UN Roundup

Monday 6th February - World Day for Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Three million girls, most under the age of 15, are mutilated each year. Through the Sustainable Development ...

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McKay Interview: Henri Getaz, Swiss minister in charge of post Brexit/Swiss relations

McKay Interview: Henri Getaz, Swiss minister in charge of post Brexit/Swiss relations

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay is talking to Ambassador Henri Gétaz. He is the Director for European Affairs within the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs – the FDFA. He is a career diplomat w...

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Bill introduced into US House of Representatives to pull out of UN

Bill introduced into US House of Representatives to pull out of UN

Under the radar in Geneva, but an ominous foreboding of things to come, a bill was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives on January 3 calling for the disengagement of the United States ...

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How long will Trump last? Vote now

How long will Trump last? Vote now

The Breakfast Show

President Donald Trump has hit the ground running - implementing many policies he promised during the campaign. 

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What's on at the UN? Holocaust remembrance

What's on at the UN? Holocaust remembrance

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson from the UN is with us once again to run through the week's events. We'll start with a recap on last week, hear from Stephen O'Brien and get to the bottom of more of those UN acronym...

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Whats On At The UN? Plus, a round-up of President Xi Jinping's visit

Whats On At The UN? Plus, a round-up of President Xi Jinping's visit

UN Roundup

We start this week's round-up with a quick recap on last week's visits from Chinese President, Xi Jinping and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Daniel Johnson also shares some context on ...

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What's on at the UN? Cyprus talks come to a close + UNESCO anti-bullying reports

What's on at the UN? Cyprus talks come to a close + UNESCO anti-bullying reports

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson's weekly recap of this week's updates covers Antonio Guterres' visit to Geneva last week and the talks to try to unite a divided Cyprus. The Committee on the Rights of the Child w...

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McKay Interview: Dr Benoit Dubuis (16 January 2017)

McKay Interview: Dr Benoit Dubuis (16 January 2017)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest is one of the leaders in the field of bio-tech, not only in Switzerland but around the world. He is Dr. Benoît Dubuis, the Executive Director of Campus Biotech here in Gen...

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Whats on at the UN? Cyprus talks begin

Whats on at the UN? Cyprus talks begin

UN Roundup

Cyprus talks have begun at the UN today to search for early signs of an agreement on long-standing issues between the Turkish Cypriot North and Greek Cypriot South.

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What's on at the UN this week? Guterres is in!

What's on at the UN this week? Guterres is in!

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson joins Katt on the Mid Morning Mix every week from the UN in Geneva to run through the big news from the United Nations.

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The McKay Interview with Claire Fox

The McKay Interview with Claire Fox

The McKay Interview

Everyone knows the famous saying: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." WRS actually broadcasts from the city which was once the home of the famous...

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What's on at the UN this week? (w/c 19th Dec)

What's on at the UN this week? (w/c 19th Dec)

UN Roundup

Today at midday there was a minute of silence for the people of Syria at the Place des Nations with the Director-General of the UN in Geneva, Michael Møller. Daniel Johnson gives us an update on th...

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What's on at the UN this week? (w/c 12th Dec)

What's on at the UN this week? (w/c 12th Dec)

UN Roundup

The 9th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres, will take his Oath of Office today - 12 December 2016 - at a special plenary meeting of the General Assembly in the United Nat...

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What's on at the UN this week? (w/c 5th Dec 2016)

What's on at the UN this week? (w/c 5th Dec 2016)

UN Roundup

The UN launches a record humanitarian appeal this week. Unprecedented suffering, not seen since the end of the Second World War, has prompted a US$ 22.2 billion appeal for funds - the biggest human...

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McKay Interview: Ambassador Christopher Long (5 December 2016)

McKay Interview: Ambassador Christopher Long (5 December 2016)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael Mckay takes a slightly unusual view through the eyes and experiences of a distinguished British diplomat who served in Switzerland, at different times in his long career, as the B...

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