L'oeil de la Genève Internationale

Every week, discover a theme of International Geneva’s current events linked to an image of a renowned photographer.

 

2017

The 40th session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) takes place this week at CICG.

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The 6th Aid for Trade Global Review will be held from 11 to 13 July at the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters in Geneva.

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The International Law Commission will hold the second part of its sixty-ninth session at the United Nations Office at Geneva from 3 July to 4 August 2017.

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To preserve the ocean is to preserve life. That conviction lies at the heart of Race for Water Foundation’s mission. From 29 June until 23 July, the Foundation will present a free, open-air exhibition on Quai Wilson in Geneva, featuring a series of 60 photographs by Peter Charaf.

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Mines and explosive remnants of war maim and kill thousands of people every year. These explosive hazards result in girls, boys, women, and men acquiring debilitating injuries that often have long-term consequences for their families and communities.

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Co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP, in close collaboration with all UN agencies, the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) 2017 takes place at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva this week (12-16 June) and is expected to welcome more than 2,500 international participants from 150+ countries, thus representing the world's largest annual multi-stakeholder gathering of the information and communication technologies (ICT) for development community.

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2017 marks the centenary of the first Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

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A new international campaign to improve predictions of weather, climate and ice conditions has been launched.

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Five years ago, governments, pharmaceutical companies, NGOs and various stakeholders set themselves the ambitious target of controlling or eliminating 10 Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) by 2020. Last April, the NTD 2017 Summit marked both the WHO's roadmap on NTDs and the London Declaration 5th anniversaries.

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Today, 24 April, the Graduate Institute invites world famous British photographer Don McCullin for a conversation about his life and career with Davide Rodogno, Professor of International History, The Graduate Institute and Lisbeth Koutchoumoff Arman, journalist at Le Temps.

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What is the situation in South Sudan? How severe is the crisis in Nigeria? How many people are internally displaced in Afghanistan? The new ACAPS CrisisAlert app aims to provide the answers easily.

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On March 24th, a small group of innovators hosted the Geneva Global Goals Innovation Day (G3iD) - a single day of radical collaboration dedicated to co-creating, accelerating and scaling solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Starting with solutions from over 100 organizations, more than 800 participants came to join in making a better world.

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On 15 March, Angelina Jolie, the world-leading actress and UNHCR Special Envoy, discussed the necessity of internationalism in a lecture at Palais des Nations. Her talk was organized by the Graduate Institute and the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation to honor the memory of Sergio Vieira de

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AQUA, the latest art project of ART for The World, is a worldwide traveling exhibition curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg which centers on environmental issues related to water, engaging a selection of works by 32 contemporary artists as a tool for reflecting on the role that this vital resource plays in our lives.

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The International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) turns 15 this year. With 134 events in Geneva and 300 guest speakers from 62 countries, the FIFDH is recognized as the premiere international event of its kind. The festival will take place from 10 to 19 March 2017 to coincide with the main session of the UN Human Rights Council.

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22 February 2017 marked an important milestone in the history of global trade - the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). Ambassadors from Rwanda, Chad, Jordan and Oman presented World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo with their countries' TFA instruments of acceptance, bringing the number of ratifications over the threshold needed for the deal to take legal effect.

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The Think Tank Hub together with On Think Tanks launched, last January, the first edition of the Winter School for Thinktankers. It is addressed to young and proactive individuals who are committed to developing their knowledge and understanding of think tanks and preparing themselves to become policy entrepreneurs. 

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On 6 February 2017, The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) presented the results of a study about the effects of different weapons currently used in populated areas: “Characterisation of Explosive Weapons”.

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On 8 February 2017, DiploFoundation - with the support of the canton of Geneva, Twiplomacy and the Geneva Internet Platform - will present the Geneva Engage Awards 2017.

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2016

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently released the African Elephant Status Report 2016. The report provides vital information on changes in elephant numbers, indicating where they are occurring and enabling scientists to identify drivers of population decline and implement effective, targeted conservation action.

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