Pandemics, climate change and UN reform

These past few months of COVID-19 have proven both brutal and sobering. But the lessons are clear. The threat of a global pandemic has been with us for at least a decade, and yet...

How to communicate International Geneva’s global view

This article was first published in the Oct/Nov 2017 print and e-edition of Global Geneva magazine. FROM THE EDITOR LIVING IN THE LAKE GENEVA AREA, on whichever side of the border, we cannot help but be aware of...

International Geneva: Not just a hub but a global reality

SEVERAL MONTHS AGO, while chatting with a group of international aid workers in Bangkok, I was asked why we had chosen Global Geneva as the title for our magazine (www.global-geneva.com),particularly given that much of...

A new journalism platform: Are we missing the point of International Geneva?

Letter from the Editor Global Geneva makes its content available for free in the public interest. If you like our approach to independent journalism, then please support us. DONATE. Some years back, three Swiss Foreign Ministry...

Why Global Geneva Magazine?

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As a young reporter during the Soviet war in Afghanistan, I encountered a guerrilla commander who was holding two Red Army prisoners. They were barely 20 and facing execution. After all, the Soviets were...

The United Nations should be supporting – not blocking – independent journalism.

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This article was first published by Medium. Global Geneva makes its content available for free in the public interest. If you like our approach to independent journalism, then please support us. (DONATE LINK). Shortly before Christmas in...

How dangerous is it to question the local powers in France? Clochemerle turns nasty.

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Two years ago, bulldozers knocked down a clutch of 17th, 18th and 19th century building in Cessy, a once attractive French village in the Pays de Gex region near Geneva. The buildings were hardly in great...

Nurturing global responsibility in schools: More toys, or credible knowledge?

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This editorial is a slightly longer version of the one published in the December, 2018-February, 2019 Winter Print/e-Edition of Global Geneva. WHEN  AN  AMERICAN  JOURNALIST  FRIEND – a  veritable gadget  freak  with  the  latest  technology  –  had...

World Radio Switzerland interview with Global Geneva editor Edward Girardet

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This was first broadcast on the weekly MacKay interview on December 18, 2017 on Switzerland's English-language radio, Word Radio Switzerland (WRS).

Ocean problems (e.g. plastic): no time for easy answers

Look how fast the international community can react. United Nations experts reported in 2017 that "there will be more plastic in the world's oceans than fish by 2050 unless people stop using single-use plastic items such...

Cyber Monsters: Time to do something about social media perverting our kids

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What are young people – our new generation of the future – supposed to think when the President of the United States – the supposed “leader of the free world” - lies or...