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TEDxLausanne - Braving New Worlds

TEDxLausanne - Braving New Worlds

Mid Morning Mix

TEDxLausanne 2017 covers the theme of 'Braving New Worlds' The organizing committee of TEDxLausanne invites you to listen to a dozen visionary speakers who are crafting these new worlds,...

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McKay Interview: Sir Craig Reedie, president of WADA (17 April 2017)

McKay Interview: Sir Craig Reedie, president of WADA (17 April 2017)

The McKay Interview

This week Michael McKay is in the home of the Olympic movement and the place where many international sports federations have their headquarters. But today’s programme is devoted to one particular...

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Swiss Solidarity organises fundraiser for famine victims in Africa

Swiss Solidarity organises fundraiser for famine victims in Africa

The Breakfast Show

The UN reports that the largest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War is unfolding in Africa. Swiss Solidarity and its partner relief organizations raised the alarm in mid-March and launch...

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What's on at the UN? Neglected Tropical Diseases report

What's on at the UN? Neglected Tropical Diseases report

UN Roundup

As part of our weekly catch-up, Katt Cullen talks to Daniel Johnson from the UN about the World Health Organisation's launch of Neglected Tropical Diseases report - fourth edition; some of the nast...

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What's on at the UN? A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake

What's on at the UN? A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake

UN Roundup

The fifth round of intra-Syrian talks have ended at the UN in Geneva. Daniel Johnson from the UN takes us through the main points to takeaway from the most recent round of talks and quotes Staffan ...

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McKay Interview: Admiral Giuseppe De Giorgi (3April 2017)

McKay Interview: Admiral Giuseppe De Giorgi (3April 2017)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest today has a unique perspective on some of the most pressing issues of our time, namely the human experience of flight from the terror of war, from the despair of famine and ...

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What's on at the UN? ASEAN Film Festival

What's on at the UN? ASEAN Film Festival

UN Roundup

This week Chilean President Michelle Bachelet will attend the special session at the UN Human Rights Council as part of the country's campaign to join the 47-member council and Daniel gives a round...

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Whats on at the UN? African Artists for Development

Whats on at the UN? African Artists for Development

UN Roundup

Human Rights Council enters its final week with updates and debates on Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Haiti, Libya, Ukraine, Sri Lanka. Daniel Johnson explains th...

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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 roundup of President Xi Jinping's visit

Whats On At The UN? Plus, a roundup 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...

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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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