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GENEVA / CITES

The 65th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), opened in Geneva, with priority issues such as the large scale illegal killings of elephants for their ivory and rhinos for their horns, as well as increase in the illegal trade in Asian [...]

7 Jul 2014 | Read More »

SWITZERLAND / MATCH AGAINST POVERTY

UNDP's annual Match against Poverty in Bern pairs up football legends Zinadine Zidane of France and Brazil's Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima against Switzerland. The money from the match will go to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. UNDP

5 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA/ BRAHIMI GENEVA II

The Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said that Syria’s opposition and government will meet “in the same room” in Geneva on Saturday after the first day of a peace conference ended with no direct talks. He said he never expected the process to be easy, but added that the discussions he has had [...]

24 Jan 2014 | Read More »

MONTREUX / SYRIA PEACE TALKS PRESSER WRAP

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that, "enough is enough, time has come to negotiate," adding that the goal of the Geneva II negotiations is "to fully implement the Geneva Communiqué, which has been endorsed by the Security Council, and which calls for a transition through a number of steps." CH UNTV

22 Jan 2014 | Read More »

MONTREUX / SYRIA PEACE TALKS CONFERENCE WRAP

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon  opened a concerted new effort to end the brutal civil war in Syria, urging the Government, the opposition, and representatives of some 40 other countries and regional organizations to seize the historic opportunity to end the bloodshed. CH UNTV

22 Jan 2014 | Read More »

MONTREUX / SYRIA PEACE TALKS

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with the Syrian opposition delegation in in Montreux to discuss the intra-Syrian talks starting on 24 January in Geneva. The talks, facilitated by Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi, aims to  end the violence in Syria and achieve a comprehensive agreement for a political settlement. The Secretary-General, United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign [...]

21 Jan 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIA PEACE TALKS

On the eve of the Geneva Conference on Syria the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon  met with European Union High Representative, Catherine Ashton, at the Palais des Nations, Geneva. The meeting was also attended by Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi. CH UNTV

21 Jan 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / BAN DISARMAMENT

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, laying out his position for the future of the Conference and hoping to break a nearly two-decade freeze on negotiations of new arms control accords. CH UNTV

21 Jan 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / WFP SYRIA

The World Food Program (WFP), reached a record 3.3 million people in Syria in October, up from 2.7 million the previous month, but voiced concern about worrying reports of emerging malnutrition coming out of the country. CH UNTV

1 Nov 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / STATE OF THE WORLD POPULATION REPORT

This year's UNFPA report on "The State of World Population 2013" says that motherhood in childhood is a huge global problem, especially in developing countries, where every year 7.3 million girls under 18 give birth. CH UNTV  

30 Oct 2013 | Read More »

 

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