You take the shot, we change the score: Social Entrepreneurship in Schools

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Late last year, the Global Fund for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria approached the International School of Geneva (Ecolint) with the possibility of engaging students in developing more effective means of reaching out to young...

What the new U.N. boss should do first

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The international system desperately needs a counterweight to the diplomatic immobilism of decisions based on political expediency. One possible solution would be for the new boss to appoint a panel of superforecasters to tell...

Geneva catches up with crypto – at its Polo Club

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2 July 2018, updated 22 January 2019 But first some history. In the crypto world, that means what happened this year. Braving local criticism, Swiss Economics Minister Johann Schneider-Amman told journalists when he arrived for a...

Tim Berners-Lee, a SOLID defender of Internet users

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Update: 8 November 2020. Tim Berners-Lee startup launches privacy-focused service to secure your data (LINK) Sir Tim, now 63, knighted in 2004, has made no secret of how dissatisfied he is with the way the...

Dealing with poop: the virtues of perfume

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The American doctor was standing in the shade of an acacia tree, scarcely shielded from the blistering midday heat of a Somali refugee camp. Working for Oxfam, he was carefully taking samples from a...

Travesty of Justice in Nepal  

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A disappearance, to human rights advocates, is the worst crime imaginable. So why has the human rights movement - including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International - turned its back on the families of...

Israel: Fifty years of shrinking democracy

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Geneva Hub is open to any member of the Global Geneva Support Community or guest writer at the invitation of the editors. The Right Livelihood Award Foundation, which selected Physicians for Human Rights -...

Counterpoint: Perfumed toilets: going round the S-bend?

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The goddess Fortuna was often depicted on the walls of Roman lavatories. Probably because she brought luck. But many business heads have realized that fortunes are to be made from catering to our hygiene...