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McKay Interview: BBC radio presenter Nick Robinson (8 January 2018)

McKay Interview: BBC radio presenter Nick Robinson (8 January 2018)

The McKay Interview

On this week's McKay Interview, Michael speaks to BBC Radio 4 presenter and former BBC political editor, Nick Robinson.

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McKay Interview: Ed Girardet - writer, journalist and editor of 'Global Geneva' Magazine

McKay Interview: Ed Girardet - writer, journalist and editor of 'Global Geneva' Magazine

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest is Edward Girardet. A journalist, writer and producer who for almost forty years has reported widely from humanitarian conflict zones in Africa and Asia and other parts of...

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What's on at the UN? Positive news from Somalia and Mix & Mash

What's on at the UN? Positive news from Somalia and Mix & Mash

UN Roundup

Photo: Intra-Syrian Talks Dr Bashar Al Jaafari, Head of the Syrian Arab Republic delegation and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York arrives at a bilateral meeting with St...

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What's on at the UN? Biological Weapons Convention

What's on at the UN? Biological Weapons Convention

UN Roundup

  Daniel Johnson from the UN updates us on both the Biological Weapons Convention and Human Rights Council Special Session on Myanmar taking place this week. For social events at the UN,...

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McKay Interview: Myret Zaki, Editor in Chief of Bilan

McKay Interview: Myret Zaki, Editor in Chief of Bilan

The McKay Interview

Michael McKay's guest needs no introduction to readers of Swiss business news in French, Myret Zaki is the Editor-in-Chief of the successful and long-established business magazine, BILAN. Befor...

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Plane Talk  - Who are ICAO? How are they different to IATA?

Plane Talk - Who are ICAO? How are they different to IATA?

Plane Talk

It can be easy to get lost amongst the acronyms. Chaitan explains the main differences between ICAO and IATA and how they work together.    

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What's on at the UN? Intra-Syrian peace talks & save the porpoise

What's on at the UN? Intra-Syrian peace talks & save the porpoise

UN Roundup

Image: UN Geneva: Intra-Syrian Talks Intra-Syrian Talks, Staffan De Mistura Special Envoy for Syria, Geneva, 2016.03.24. UN photo / Anne-Laure Lechat ‚ÄčIntra-Syrian peace talks slated...

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Collaborating for a Safer World - organised by the GCSP

Collaborating for a Safer World - organised by the GCSP

The Breakfast Show

The Geneva Centre for Security Policy is hosting a major event this week. Called, ‘Collaborating for a Safer World’, the series of talks and discussions will look at terrorism, leadersh...

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The McKay Interview: Mary Robinson

The McKay Interview: Mary Robinson

The McKay Interview

The McKay Interview's 100th guest, Mary Robinson! 

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Rum and Reggae for Hurricane Relief

Rum and Reggae for Hurricane Relief

The Breakfast Show

The recent hurricanes that tore through the Caribbean left a trail of destruction. Many people are still homeless and schools have to be rebuilt. Running water and electricity is still causing prob...

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What's on at the UN? Universal Children's Day

What's on at the UN? Universal Children's Day

UN Roundup

UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré - World Children's Day Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva with 5 Youth from Step into Action and 5 youth from ...

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What's on at the UN? Lethal Autonomous Weapons talks

What's on at the UN? Lethal Autonomous Weapons talks

UN Roundup

Picture: The unarmed BAE Systems Taranis jet-propelled combat drone prototype which can autonomously search, identify and locate enemies but can only engage with a target when authorized b...

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What's on at the UN? Geneva Peace Week & climate reports

What's on at the UN? Geneva Peace Week & climate reports

UN Roundup

Photo: Electric Cars in the Place des Nations Bertand Piccard, Swiss psychiatrist and aeronaut during of convoi of Tesla in the Place des Nations In Geneva that will link Marrakech to Bonn fo...

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McKay Interview: Tan Le, Founder and CEO of Emotiv

McKay Interview: Tan Le, Founder and CEO of Emotiv

The McKay Interview

Michael is talking today to Tan Le. Her name might not be familiar, but she is a remarkable, young woman regarded, not only in her own country of Australia, but in many countries around the world, ...

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What's on at the UN? Environmental awareness; WMO & film screenings

What's on at the UN? Environmental awareness; WMO & film screenings

UN Roundup

The United Nations start the week with a press conference from the World Meteorological Organisation on their Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. Get involved and find out more about tsunami prep...

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What's on at the UN? A pledging conference for the Rohingya refugee crisis

What's on at the UN? A pledging conference for the Rohingya refugee crisis

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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Plane Talk - Whats better for me; public or privately owned airports?

Plane Talk - Whats better for me; public or privately owned airports?

Plane Talk

Chaitan explains some of the pros and cons of public and privately owned airports.

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McKay Interview: Antoine Marguier, Director of the UN Orchestra (23 October 2017)

McKay Interview: Antoine Marguier, Director of the UN Orchestra (23 October 2017)

The McKay Interview

This week's McKay interview is with Antoine Marguier, the Director of the well-known, and very popular United Nations Orchestra based in Geneva.

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What's on at the UN? Spanish Language Week

What's on at the UN? Spanish Language Week

UN Roundup

  This week is World Food Day and conversations at the UN are focussing around food security and rural development.  It's also Spanish Language Week and there will be an exhibit...

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What's on at the UN? Our open day roundup

What's on at the UN? Our open day roundup

UN Roundup

Image: Open Day 2017 During Open Day of the United Nations in Geneva. 7 october 2017. © UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré Daniel gives us an update on the Myanmar Refugee Crisis, including ...

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McKay Interview: Julian Braithwaite, UK Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva

McKay Interview: Julian Braithwaite, UK Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva

The McKay Interview

Michael's guest is Britain’s Permanent Representative, Ambassador Julian Braithwaite, the UK's face and voice in Geneva for the UN and other international organisations.

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Get to know Balochistan

Get to know Balochistan

There is little known about Balochistan and its problems in Europe in general and Switzerland in particular. Balochistan is 46% of Pakistan by land and the richest among its four provinces in terms...

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ART SEEN - The Boomerang Effect

ART SEEN - The Boomerang Effect

ART SEEN

The Boomerang Effect - Aboriginal Arts in Australia A review of the temporary exhibition at the Ethnography Museum of Geneva, by Uli Van Neyghem

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UN Roundup - UN Geneva Open Day

UN Roundup - UN Geneva Open Day

UN Roundup

Photo: Spring scenes in the Ariana Park Allée des drapeaux of the United Nations in Geneva. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré, used with the permission of UN Geneva.   Dani...

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