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Davos 2022: Geneva Day

23.05.2022 — Press release Mission Geneva
At the World Economic Forum 2022 in Davos, the Geneva Day focused on the future of work, digital trust, and new technologies.



Federal Councillor Sommaruga celebrates press freedom

05.05.2022 — Local news Mission Geneva
Federal Councillor Simonetta Sommaruga and UN High-Commissioner to Human Rights Michelle Bachelet highlighted how important the freedom of the press is to democracy, on 4 May 2022 in Geneva. Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, Nobel Peace Prize laureates in 2022, participated to the World Press Freedom Day.





GESDA: a radar to map emerging scientific breakthroughs

12.10.2021 — Local news Mission Geneva
The Geneva Science & Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA) unveiled a system that allows to identify forthcoming scientific breakthrough in the next quarter-century, called the "GESDA Science Breakthrough Radar".


Lausanne declaration on cluster munitions

22.09.2021 — Local news Mission Geneva

Geneva, 22.09.2021 - States Parties of the Convention on Cluster Munitions jointly condemn the use of these weapons by any actor and adopt an ambitious plan

The Second Review Conference of State Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) concluded on 21 September 2021 under the presidency of Swiss Ambassador Félix Baumann and reached unanimity for the first time in several years.



More coordinated emergency humanitarian action

25.06.2021 — Press release Mission Geneva
Finding new ways to respond to challenges exacerbated by COVID-19. This was one of the key issues discussed at the humanitarian affairs segment (HAS) of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which was held in Geneva from 23 to 25 June 2021 and was chaired by Switzerland. A resolution to strengthen coordination of humanitarian aid was adopted, sending an important political signal.


Federal Councilor Berset opens the World Health Assembly of the WHO

24.05.2021 — Local news Mission Geneva
Federal Councilor Alain Berset opened the 74th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva. In his speech, Alain Berset praised the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) and asked the member states to make sustainable investments in a global health protection structure. During their attendance at the Assembly, Federal Councilor Berset and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus signed a cooperation agreement as part of the WHO BioHub initiative.


At the United Nations, Switzerland contributes to a safe and peaceful cyberspace

12.03.2021 — Mission Geneva
A United Nations working group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications (ICTs) in the context of international security, chaired by Ambassador Jürg Lauber, permanent representative of Switzerland to the UN in Geneva, has adopted a final report with a list of recommendations to ensure peace and security in cyberspace.

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