Daily News

Stay tuned with what’s happening across International Geneva.

The Daily News is a selection of articles (from media, OI, NGOs, public authorities) about humanitarian, public health, trade or human rights issues in Geneva. The selected articles are mainly in English and French. 

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  • Covid-19 Resource Centre

    CAGI – April 2020  

  • WMO is concerned about impact of COVID-19 on observing system

    WMO – 1 April 2020 

  • World Economic Forum Steps Up Coordinating Efforts on Corporate COVID Response

    WEF – 1 April 2020 

  • How to run a parliament during a pandemic: Q and A

    IPU – 1 April 2020 

  • Umberto de Pretto: «Sans coordination, la situation des transporteurs routiers va devenir critique»

    Le Temps – 1 avril 2020 

  • Mark Dybul calls for global task force on COVID-19 

    With Mark Dybul, former head of PEPFAR and the Global Fund
    Devex – 1 April 2020 (video)

  • Coronavirus in the city: A Q&A on the catastrophe confronting the urban poor

    The New Humanitarian – 1 April 2020  

  • Global consumer activist Martin Khor dies

    New Straits Times – 1 April 2020

  • Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow postponed until 2021

    The Guardian – 1 April 2020  

  • CORONAVIRUS Dans le Sud, le pire est à venir. Quelle solidarité du Nord ?

    Débat en ligne, le 2 avril 2020, à 11h30, avec Richard Kozul-Wright (CNUCED), Thomas Gass (DFAE) et Beatrice Ferrari (Etat de Genève)
    Club suisse de la presse – 2 avril 2020 

  • Agency chiefs issue joint call to keep food trade flowing in response to COVID-19

    “The heads of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a joint statement on 31 March calling on governments to minimise the impact of COVID-19 related border restrictions on trade in food”

    WTO – 31 March 2020

  • The rights and health of refugees, migrants and stateless must be protected in COVID-19 response

    Joint press release from OHCHR, IOM, UNHCR and WHO

    UNHCR – 31 March 2020

  • "The recovery from the COVID-19 crisis must lead to a different economy"

    Launch of the report on socio-economic impacts of COVID-19

    UN Secretary-General – 31 March 2020

  • Road transport body sees 800 bln euros in losses amid coronavirus

    Reuters – 31 March 2020

  • In Africa, racing to slow the spread of COVID-19

    "Patrick Youssef, the ICRC’s incoming regional director for Africa, explains what it means for his organization to confront the pandemic as it continues to spread around the world"

    ICRC – 31 March 2020

  • New Permanent Representative of Guinea presents credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva

    UNOG – 31 March 2020

  • The World Health Organization makes a case for itself

    Quartz – 31 March 2020

  • DG Azevêdo welcomes G20 ministers’ commitment to notify WTO of COVID-19 related trade measures

    WTO – 30 March 2020