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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.

Humanitarian rodents Rats save lives in landmine-infested areas

Rats aren't always popular, but they can be trained to do dangerous, life-saving work.

Consumer spending trends Study reveals Greater Geneva cross-border shopping imbalance

Geneva residents spend three times more than French shoppers during cross-border trips, according to a new survey.

This content was published on April 16, 2019 11:42 AM

Syria abduction New Zealand slams ICRC for naming kidnapped nurse

The ICRC is facing criticism from the New Zealand government after it released the name of a nurse captured by ISIS in Syria.

This content was published on April 16, 2019 11:15 AM

Mine Awareness Day Switzerland wages war on landmines

In the international battle against landmines, Switzerland invests millions per year, making it a key donor. 

Humanitarian work Red Cross says health and aid workers face unabated attacks

ICRC president says workers in war zones are facing increasing attacks “and the impact on civilians is nothing but catastrophic”.

This content was published on April 2, 2019 8:20 AM

Controversial weapons Killer robots: ‘do something’ or ‘do nothing’?

Countries are split over whether to agree strict rules on lethal autonomous weapons (LAWs), so-called killer robots.

UN Human Rights Council China steps up diplomatic efforts in Geneva to deflect censure

China and its alleged mistreatment of Uighurs and other Muslims in the Xinjiang region was at the centre of the 40th UN Human Rights Council session.

Media under pressure Proposed UN convention aims to better protect journalists

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) explains why it believes a new treaty is needed to protect media workers’ rights worldwide.

International Geneva Red Cross develops war video games – with rules

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is developing video games as a training tool to teach the rules of war.