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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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Writing your will in Switzerland is easy

Writing your will in Switzerland is easy

Mid Morning Mix

Angela Randolph, Founding Partner at Select European Advisors, says writing your will can actually be pretty easy... and even sexy! Katt and Angela talk about the easy ways to write a will ...

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What's on at the UN? International Labour Organization (ILO) talking PPE

What's on at the UN? International Labour Organization (ILO) talking PPE

UN Roundup

Today, the International Labour Organization (ILO)holds a press conference on protecting workers as Covid-19 lockdowns ease. In today's discussion with Daniel, we'll also hear from ILO chief Guy ...

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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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