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opinion How China is filling America's shoes at the United Nations

China appears to be filling the political vacuum left by the US, as it withdraws its leadership from the multilateral system.

Opinion The future of handshaking

Coronavirus can transform our habits and our ideas of "living together" in Europe, write law researchers Ashley Mantha-Hollands and Liav Orgad.

Opinion Overwhelming, lonely and stressful – life in the Covid-19 unit in Geneva

A Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) nurse, who has been working at a Geneva hospital, reflects on her daily life at the height of the pandemic.

Covid-19 ‘We will come through this together’

The upheaval caused by the virus is immense, says UN secretary-general António Guterres. Nations must come together to defeat this "common enemy".

Opinion ‘We gays don’t need special rights’

Opponents of extending anti-racism legislation to include homophobia argue criminal law is not an instrument of socio-political governance.

Opinion ‘No to an initiative that is dictatorial, costly and not focused on real needs’

The initiative on more social housing is not in keeping with real economic or environmental needs, says Fabio Regazzi.

Opinion ‘Yes to an initiative promoting moderately-priced housing’

The free market in Switzerland has built housing units that remain empty because they are too expensive, says Marina Carobbio Guscetti.

Opinion The WTO’s 25 years of achievement and challenges

As the WTO marks its 25th anniversary, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo reflects on the organisation’s achievements and the huge challenges ahead.

Perspectives on Intern Life A broke intern’s guide to enjoying Geneva

Geneva has a reputation for being one of the most expensive cities in the world. But the reality can be quite different, says UN intern Amanda Haydar.

Opinion To space and back again: mapping Earth to save it

A collaboration between NASA and the University of Zurich will help scientists better understand how the Earth and its climate are changing. 

Opinion How like-minded countries can collaborate in the fight against political disinformation

International cooperation is essential for countering the threat of disinformation, argues the deputy head of mission at Bern's British embassy.

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