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Labour rights Swiss open ILO centenary meeting with call for pay equity and social partnership

Federal Councillor Alain Berset defended the ILO and called for more effort on equal pay in his opening speech at the organisation's 100th meeting.

This content was published on June 10, 2019 3:38 PM

ILO Geneva conference tackles workplace harassment and future jobs

What will tomorrow’s jobs look like? The centenary conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is seeking to understand that question.

World Health Organization WHO adopts watered-down resolution on drug transparency

The World Health Organization (WHO) has adopted a resolution to improve transparency on drug prices but some people say it doesn't go far enough.

This content was published on May 28, 2019 6:10 PM

Inside Geneva Has the UN lost the refugee debate in Europe?

People continue to die crossing the Mediterranean Sea but immigration is falling down the political agenda in Europe. Can the UN reclaim the debate?

World Health Assembly Push for drug pricing transparency strikes a nerve with industry

The 72nd World Health Assembly opens on Monday, but a draft resolution to end secrecy around drug pricing has already struck a nerve.

City of peace on tour  Many Swiss ‘know little’ about International Geneva 

Switzerland invests millions in its strategy towards “International Geneva”, yet many people in the German-speaking region are unfamiliar with it.

Human Rights Council Bern urges Brunei to scrap death penalty for homosexuals

Switzerland has called on Brunei to reverse a recent change to its penal code allowing capital punishment for homosexual acts and adultery. 

This content was published on May 10, 2019 6:16 PM

Housing Geneva has most expensive family flats to rent

Family apartments in Geneva are the most expensive to rent, while those in St Gallen in the east of the country are the cheapest.

This content was published on May 9, 2019 3:13 PM

IFRC Red Cross inaugurates new Geneva HQ

The new CHF59.4 million ($58.3 million) headquarters building was built thanks to a Swiss government loan

This content was published on May 6, 2019 8:15 PM

Environment Nations meet in Geneva to regulate plastic waste trade 

Officials from over 180 states have gathered in Geneva to discuss how to better manage the global trade in recyclable plastic.