GENEVA — US President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the country, has sparked a global backlash including from neutral Switzerland which stated that such ban is “contrary” to the Geneva Conventions.
GENEVA – The Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, has just unveiled a video that uses some of the same rhetoric used by governments when launching attacks: “we will not falter”, “we will fight fire with fire”… albeit, for very different reasons.
GENEVA, Switzerland – Michael Møller, a Danish national with 30 years of experience working at the United Nations, has become the official, 14th Director General of the UN Office at Geneva. The announcement was made today 30 June, by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The parents of the African-American teenager shot eight times by police in the US state of Missouri sparking riots and civil unrest, are in Geneva where they will testify before the UN’s Committee against Torture. The Committee is a “body of 10 independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman…
MORGES, Switzerland – The Swiss chapter of the World Wildlife Fund is seeking signatures to stop food waste / food loss in Switzerland.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A Swiss humanitarian worker was killed in Libya on 4 June as a result of an armed attack.
GENEVA, Switzerland – The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights has developed an iPhone application for those interested in international disarmament treaties.