Man sets himself on fire in Geneva

Man sets himself on fire in Geneva

Oct. 23, 2019, 12:19 p.m.
A man set himself on fire outside the UNHCR buildings in Geneva this morning. A Geneva police spokesman says the m...
Protest outside UN claims Lebanese corruption enabled by Swiss banks

Protest outside UN claims Lebanese corruption enabled by Swiss banks

Oct. 23, 2019, 9:10 a.m.
Around 250 people demonstrated outside the UN in Geneva yesterday in support of the Lebanese calling for the resignat...
Switzerland urges Turkey follow humanitarian laws

Switzerland urges Turkey follow humanitarian laws

Oct. 10, 2019, 9:37 a.m.
Switzerland is joining other western nations and calling for restraint as Turkey launches an assault on Kurdish areas...
Yellow Vest protesters at UN in Geneva

Yellow Vest protesters at UN in Geneva

Sept. 2, 2019, 8:41 a.m.
Several hundred Yellow Vest protestors gathered outside the UN in Geneva on Saturday. More demonstrations were also h...
Former Syrian mayor thrown out of Geneva hospital

Former Syrian mayor thrown out of Geneva hospital

July 4, 2019, 9:13 a.m.
A former mayor of the Syrian city of Aleppo has been thrown out of Geneva’s cantonal hospital.
Parliament against UN seat on neutrality grounds

Parliament against UN seat on neutrality grounds

June 21, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
Parliament could force the government to remove its candidacy for a seat at the UN Security Council.
Labour Day marches call for equal pay

Labour Day marches call for equal pay

May 2, 2019, 9:40 a.m.
Thousands took to the streets yesterday to mark Labour Day. 
Bad management blamed for lack of new security measures at UN

Bad management blamed for lack of new security measures at UN

April 9, 2019, 6:57 a.m.
Not enough money is being spent on the safety and security of the international organisations in Geneva – altho...
Swiss government refuses to sign nuclear treaty

Swiss government refuses to sign nuclear treaty

April 4, 2019, 10:10 a.m.
The government says it won’t sign a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons for the time being, despite a parliamenta...
UN flag flies half-mast for Ethiopian Airlines crash

UN flag flies half-mast for Ethiopian Airlines crash

March 11, 2019, 10:17 a.m.
United Nations offices around the world will be flying the UN flag at half-mast today following the crash of Ethiopia...
Swiss foreign minister highlights Geneva's importance at Human Rights meeting

Swiss foreign minister highlights Geneva's importance at Human Rights meeting

Feb. 26, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
The UN Human Rights Council started its first session of the year yesterday with opening remarks from the Swiss Forei...
Switzerland pressures China over human rights breach

Switzerland pressures China over human rights breach

Nov. 7, 2018, 9:17 a.m.
Switzerland is calling on China to end the detention of Uighurs.
Commission finds UN trade sanctions not complied with

Commission finds UN trade sanctions not complied with

Oct. 24, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
A parliamentary commission says not enough is being done to make sure the country complies with UN sanctions.
UN grounds welcomes Course d'Escalade training

UN grounds welcomes Course d'Escalade training

Oct. 22, 2018, 8:11 a.m.
Around 2,000 people took advantage of the opening of the UN grounds in Geneva yesterday to train for the Course d&rsq...
Switzerland and Russia hold 'tense' talks in NYC

Switzerland and Russia hold 'tense' talks in NYC

Sept. 27, 2018, 6:54 a.m.
The Swiss and Russian Foreign ministers have held a meeting which is being described as ‘tense’ in New York.
Swiss president denounces nationalism at UN Assembly

Swiss president denounces nationalism at UN Assembly

Sept. 26, 2018, 8:10 a.m.
The Swiss president, Alain Berset, directly contradicted the US president in his speech to the UN General Assembly in...
Swiss man arrested travelling to Syria with weapons

Swiss man arrested travelling to Syria with weapons

Sept. 14, 2018, 6:38 a.m.
A Swiss man has been arrested trying to travel to the Syrian town of Idlib with several weapons in his car.
Tributes for Kofi Annan - UN flag at half-mast in Geneva

Tributes for Kofi Annan - UN flag at half-mast in Geneva

Aug. 20, 2018, 6:36 a.m.
Tributes to the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan continue following his death in Bern over the weekend. He was ...
Switzerland decides against signing Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Switzerland decides against signing Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Aug. 16, 2018, 12:36 p.m.
The Swiss Federal Council says that now isn’t the right time for the country to sign the Treaty on the Prohibit...
Budgets confirmed for Swiss contributions to UN agencies

Budgets confirmed for Swiss contributions to UN agencies

Aug. 16, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
Four United Nations agencies are to be given a total of CHF 312 million over the next three years by the Swiss Govern...
Geneva to host Yemeni peace talks

Geneva to host Yemeni peace talks

Aug. 6, 2018, 6:42 a.m.
Geneva will host major talks hoping to end the conflict in Yemen next month.
Swiss foreign minister says UN refugee programme is threat to peace

Swiss foreign minister says UN refugee programme is threat to peace

May 18, 2018, 6:52 a.m.
The Swiss foreign minister says the United Nations helping Palestinian refugees is a hindrance to peace in the Middle...
Switzerland offers to host US/North Korea talks

Switzerland offers to host US/North Korea talks

April 4, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
The Swiss foreign minister has told his Chinese counterpart that Switzerland could host talks between the US and Nort...
UN staff to strike again today

UN staff to strike again today

March 23, 2018, 6:54 a.m.
UN Staff are striking again today – and pickets are manning the gates at UN offices in Geneva.  
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