Caribbean Dreams – Economic Nightmares

No-one yet knows whether the industrial heart of the Bahamas can bounce back from what was probably the worst hurricane in its recorded history,...

China and the Golden Veins of Henan: A film-maker’s view

Andy Cohen's documentary, Ximei (2019), was premiered at the 18th International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) in Geneva, Switzerland, in March,...

Letter from Florida: Development versus environment

A lone mangrove cluster clings to survival on the Indian River Lagoon in Edgewater, Florida, on Maryann Thorhallsson’s property. After years of struggling to...

Are Afghanistan’s women the key to ending over four decades of war?

Editorial note: Some of the Afghan and international sources interviewed for this article refused or were reluctant to go on record for fear of...

Is the United Nations in Geneva failing as a global people’s forum?

For an international gathering of such importance (the ECOSOC meeting was one of several major events at the Palais), it seems extraordinary that both...

Chappatte and the stifling of graphic satire

As part of Global Geneva’s regular profiling of cartoonists collaborating with the Geneva-based Cartooning for Peace Foundation, we examine the position of Patrick Chappatte,...

Remembering Anne Frank – and Buddy Elias, guardian of a teenage legacy

As with so many young people, I had read Anne Frank’s diary while a junior high school student at the Schiller Gymnasium in Cologne,...

The U.N.’s Michael Møller: Placing International Geneva on the global frontline

“Most people now closing the doors are going to be just as affected as the ones they are closing the doors to…” (Michael Møller,...

Transnational Red Sea project that could help save Earth’s coral reefs

This article is part of Global Geneva's FOCUS series on Oceans for our Special Summer Edition 2019. It’s not everyday a scientist gets to work...

The Swiss option: Not too late for a credible Brexit poll of the people

Nearly three years ago, I was among the many thousands of international observers experiencing an extraordinary day of apparent democratic practice across the United...

Harnessing the power of on-the-spot media to achieve change

Rachel McKee of Oak Foundation in Geneva recounts how Asian journalists are working together to spur essential changes through their reporting from the field.        ...

Leaving the Nest for European Millennials: Where to Live and Securing Your Dream Job

The following article is part of Global Geneva's youth outreach series.  For many young people starting out in professional life, one of their first questions...

AGORA Rising: International Switzerland’s innovative approach to real time cancer research

This article is part of a Global Geneva reporting initiative to highlight in the public interest innovative developments in science, medicine and education by...

Sorry. Young Journalists & Writers workshop (Wednesday, 27 March 2019) at Ecogia, Versoix, is...

But please submit your stories and articles for the June, 2019 Global Geneva Youth Journalists & Writers Award. Closing date: 17 May, 2019. Send...

Afghanistan’s Unwinnable War. A journalist’s reflection on 40 years of conflict.

FOCUS on Afghanistan: 40 years of war. The following article is part of a regular series by Global Geneva on Afghanistan. The ongoing Great Game:...

On a Slippery Slope

By Paul Ress (with comment by Global Geneva). It was the beginning of December and too early in the season to ski, so I looked...

Launch of Global Geneva’s Young Journalists’ & Writers’ Programme and Awards for international schools

Global Geneva's Young Journalists’ and Writers (YWP) Programme is offering travel awards of up to CHF1200 for the best projects, plus the chance to have...

Event: Constructive journalism – Getting back to real reporting (Geneva, 18 January, 2019)

The event is co-hosted by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and will bring together journalists, media professionals, diplomats, students and scientists...

Crowdfunding the books you want, and disrupting big business

Gib Bulloch, who grew up on the Scottish Isle of Bute, distinguished himself by leading a corporate "guerrilla movement" inside one of the largest...

Exceptional aerial view of the southern Alps of Switzerland and northern Italy.

Photographed late last week (October 26, 2018) on a flight from Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, to the United Kingdom while overflying Switzerland. Note the Mont...

Alain Gachet – A water wizard for the planet

This article is published in our November 2018-January 2018 edition as part of our Global Genevans section. Global Genevans are unusual individuals who embody...

Brexit and Trumpean policies: The rising attraction of Europe’s international schools

This article appears in Global Geneva's December, 2018-February, 2019 Winter Print and E-edition. It’s probably not immediately intuitive. But during the 2017-2018 academic year, 45...

Abdul Haq: the Afghan commander who could have led to peace.

FOCUS on Afghanistan: 40 years of war. This is part of a special Global Geneva series on Afghanistan to be published in the November, 2018 - January 2019...

David Burnett: A Photographer’s Odyssey

The following article is scheduled to appear in the November 2018 - January 2019 Autumn print and e-edition of Global Geneva. The earliest cameras were...

UPDATE: French court condemns Global Geneva editor for Facebook comment in debate over destruction...

The following is an update on previous Global Geneva stories (see below) regarding this affair. "Judge a man by his questions, rather than his answers."...

Letter from Taiz: Yemen’s last bastion of hope

Global Geneva seeks to provide personal insights based on first-hand experiences into humanitarian and conflict situations around the world.  Senseless violence, lawlessness, resilient people tired...

Britain’s new post-Brexit role in Africa?

So why Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa?  Nigeria: With an estimated 186 million people, Nigeria has vast unfulfilled potential caused by decades poor leadership. President Muhammadu...

Brexit: A cliff hanger axing Britain’s own legs – and without a Swiss...

Brexit, Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU), began as a nationalist vote to free Britain to make its own decisions. But it is...

POLAR FOCUS: The view from Greenland – About contexts

Listening to Polar regions. A Special Series by Global Geneva in media partnership with JONAA. The editors would like to apologise for having mistakenly identified Hans Peder kirkegaard (editor...

The #MeToo movement, whistleblowing & leadership failure

Foremost is Nestlé. With final arguments submitted on 28 February 2018, the Vevey-based multinational has found itself accused of neglecting food safety by a...

Guest Podcast by ALTAMAR: Will Europe’s year ahead be even rougher?

Merkel is weaker, fringe parties are gaining steam across the Schengen Area, uncertainty hangs over Italy's March elections, Macron's EU reforms seem increasingly unpalatable,...

Reporting the destruction of France’s cultural heritage: Why is our editor on trial?

Innovative journalism has been Edward Girardet's watchword since the beginning of his career. Not that he ever promoted himself as a reporter producing original...

The WHO and Mugabe: The follies of political payback

The astonishing decision last month by Tedros Adhanom, the recently appointed head of the World Health Organization (WHO), to name Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe as...

Water and peace: Made in Switzerland

This article was first published in the Oct/Nov 2017 print and e-edition of Global Geneva magazine. “Control the water and you control everything.” The Mayor of Dirt...

Who’s behind the ivory trafficking in Africa?

Those interested in the real nature of ivory poaching (See Keith Somerville's piece on rhinos in the April/May edition of Global Geneva) and smuggling...

Death of a Translator – Putting PTSD on the front page

This article also has appeared in the Oct/Nov 2017 print and e-edition of Global Geneva magazine. Most foreign correspondents covering conflicts and humanitarian crises, including those who...

Why we need to watch Brad Pitt’s film War Machine

  As with the wars in the Middle East, Afghanistan highlights the difficult political choices and counter-insurgency strategies the US has been pursuing fruitlessly since...

The Last Animals – A documentary on the deadly consequences of the global rhino...

  The film follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and crime syndicates to protect elephants and rhinos from extinction. From Africa's front lines...

Advice to mediators from the other side of the barrier

Reporters are present at virtually every international mediation. Yet they are rarely asked what mediators could do better in providing information for the public....

WTO: Is keeping up the good fight for trade enough?

An updated version of this article has been published in the Oct/Nov 2017 print and e-edition of Global Geneva magazine. Millions of rich country voters blame open...

Why the fossil fuel companies won’t defend the U.S. government in court

This article by Global Geneva contributing editor and author Mark Schapiro was published on June 2, 2017 by  Pacific Standard, an award-winning American magazine...

The Gerald Durrell Legacy: My career and other animals

This article also has been published in the Oct/Nov 2017 print and e-edition of Global Geneva magazine. Children hate going to bed.  They always want to stay...

France’s Nicolas Hulot: Placing the Titanic Syndrome in the forefront

“I didn’t start out as an ecologist,” Nicolas Hulot says, “I became one.” Still boyish and exuberant, with an ever-engaging smile at 62, Hulot has...

OPINION – Brexit: A dark threat to peace and security in Europe

(Photo: Scene from the 1959 German anti-war film Die Brücke) While critics may deride the British government’s surge into exiting the European Union as an...

On meeting Bin Laden

Any individual who has a story to tell about a personal encounter with the good, the bad or the nasty (living or dead) is...

International Geneva: Already a leader in the next Industrial Revolution

The World Economic Forum's Klaus Schwab calls it the Fourth Industrial Revolution. It's the one that will do away with middle-class and professional jobs...

Peacekeeping: When all seemed lost …

Monrovia, Liberia, August 5, 2003: General Cobra sat behind a wooden desk, bare but for an elephant carved from rosewood, a porcelain figurine of...

Trump’s Impact on International Law: A Great unravelling?

Two months into the new United States administration, US President Donald Trump has already had an impact on international law, and the international legal...

Rex Tillerson and the ‘Art’ of the Oil Business

Please subscribe to the Global Geneva Support Community so that we can fund investigative reporting in the public interest. Join us on Twitter @GlobalGVA A...

Why ‘media’ is not journalism

Among the scariest aspects of the creeping coup d’etat in America is that so many among the fringe of voters who elected Donald Trump,...