'Not incompatible with neutrality' for Switzerland to take seat on UN Security Council

'Not incompatible with neutrality' for Switzerland to take seat on UN Security Council

June 26, 2020, 9:05 a.m.
The foreign minister says it won’t be incompatible with neutrality if Switzerland takes a seat on the UN Securi...
Jet d'Eau switch-on ceremony to take place Thursday

Jet d'Eau switch-on ceremony to take place Thursday

June 9, 2020, 10:08 a.m.
If you’ve been locked down and not been out much, it may have escaped your notice that the Geneva Jet d’E...
UN human rights lawyers warn against new anti-terrorism law

UN human rights lawyers warn against new anti-terrorism law

June 2, 2020, 8:59 a.m.
UN human rights lawyers are warning a new Swiss anti-terrorism law being discussed in parliament would be illegal if ...
Hopes for International Geneva to gradually restart economic activities

Hopes for International Geneva to gradually restart economic activities

May 25, 2020, 10:07 a.m.
The Covid-19 shutdown has brought an end to International Geneva’s economy – but there is light at the of...
We must tackle online hate speech, says Swiss foreign minister

We must tackle online hate speech, says Swiss foreign minister

Feb. 25, 2020, 9:49 a.m.
In a speech to UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the Swiss foreign minister Ignazio Cassis says more needs to be don...
Sophisticated UN hack raises suspicions of state backing

Sophisticated UN hack raises suspicions of state backing

Jan. 30, 2020, 9:32 a.m.
It’s emerged the UN’s IT system was hacked last summer – but the organization decided not to public...
UN asks Switzerland not to deport Chilean activist

UN asks Switzerland not to deport Chilean activist

Dec. 20, 2019, 9:46 a.m.
The UN is asking Switzerland not to deport a Chilean human rights activist as she may face persecution and torture in...
Bus lane to be built between UN and French border

Bus lane to be built between UN and French border

Dec. 4, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Geneva transport authorities have given the go ahead for a kilometre-long bus lane to run along the Route de Ferney w...
Switzerland voted onto UNESCO board

Switzerland voted onto UNESCO board

Nov. 21, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Switzerland has been voted onto the board of the UN’s science and culture body UNESCO.
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.
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