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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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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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What will President Trump mean for the US? A McKay Interview special

What will President Trump mean for the US? A McKay Interview special

The McKay Interview

The topic - What does the new US President mean for Switzerland, Europe and the World? - was fiercely debated by a panel of experts and you can hear the podcast here

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What's on at the UN this week? (w/c 28th Nov)

What's on at the UN this week? (w/c 28th Nov)

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson joins Katt during the Mid Morning Mix for a rundown of what's going on at the UN in Geneva each week.Today's big events include a UN OCHA Press conference; update on the humanitarian...

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President Trump - what will it mean for the UN?

President Trump - what will it mean for the UN?

The Breakfast Show

Dr Matthew Parish returns to the studio with Mark Butcher to discuss the US election result and what will President Trump mean for foreign affairs, particularly the UN in Geneva. It's an unpre...

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What's on at the UN this week? (w/c 21st Nov 2016)

What's on at the UN this week? (w/c 21st Nov 2016)

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson from the UN talks to Katt Cullen on the Mid Morning Mix about what's coming up this week. Big news, meetings and cultural events included. Cyprus leaders are to give an update on ...

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McKay Interview: The Hon. Kent Brown (21 November 2016)

McKay Interview: The Hon. Kent Brown (21 November 2016)

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest Kent Brown. A former United States Ambassador to Georgia, he was once the Consul-General at the US Embassy in the USSR. His diplomatic career serving the United States span...

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Vote in our U.S. election polls!

Vote in our U.S. election polls!

The Breakfast Show

What do you think will be the outcome of tomorrow's vote in the U.S.?

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What's on at the UN this week? (w/c 31 Oct)

What's on at the UN this week? (w/c 31 Oct)

UN Roundup

This week Daniel Johnson at the United Nations runs us through the latest goings on from inside the Palais des Nations and around Switzerland.

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McKay Interview, former extremist, Adam Deen (7 November 2016)

McKay Interview, former extremist, Adam Deen (7 November 2016)

The McKay Interview

On this week's Mckay interview - Adam Deen. One of the great questions of our time, linked to the seemingly insoluble questions of conflict in the Middle East, is the attraction of younger, Wester...

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The poppy appeal

The poppy appeal

The Swiss Branch of the British Legion was created in 1947 by British and Commonwealth ex- Servicemen and women who came to live and work in Switzerland after the Second World War. The Branch today...

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What's on at the UN this week? (w/c 24 Oct)

What's on at the UN this week? (w/c 24 Oct)

UN Roundup

Daniel Johnson joins Katt every Monday morning at 11:20 for a round-up of what's on at the United Nations; there's the big topics at the Palais each week and cultural events that you can attend.

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McKay Interview: Lady Barbara Judge, head of the Institute of Directors (24 October 2016)

McKay Interview: Lady Barbara Judge, head of the Institute of Directors (24 October 2016)

The McKay Interview

On this McKay Interview, Michael McKay speaks to Lady Barbara Judge. Lady Barbara is sometimes referred to as Britain’s best connected woman. Her long career has been breath-taking: from the USA, ...

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What's on this week at the UN?

What's on this week at the UN?

Mid Morning Mix

What's on at the UN this week?

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McKay Interview: Former Swiss ambassador Raymond Loretan

McKay Interview: Former Swiss ambassador Raymond Loretan

On this week's show, Michael McKay's guest is Raymond Loretan, a former Swiss Ambassador to Singapore and Brunei. He was once also the Swiss Consul-General in New York. He also worked as a ...

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