Israel: Fifty years of shrinking democracy

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Geneva Hub is open to any member of the Global Geneva Support Community or guest writer at the invitation of the editors. The Right Livelihood Award Foundation, which selected Physicians for Human Rights -...

Counterpoint: Perfumed toilets: going round the S-bend?

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The goddess Fortuna was often depicted on the walls of Roman lavatories. Probably because she brought luck. But many business heads have realized that fortunes are to be made from catering to our hygiene...

Switzerland’s Global Compact: Making SDGs real

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Constituting Switzerland’s first Global Compact Dialogue, over 200 business people, government and NGO representatives, as well as journalists and students, gathered in early February in Berne to discuss what appears to be a new...

Dealing with poop: the virtues of perfume

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The American doctor was standing in the shade of an acacia tree, scarcely shielded from the blistering midday heat of a Somali refugee camp. Working for Oxfam, he was carefully taking samples from a...

You take the shot, we change the score: Social Entrepreneurship in Schools

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Late last year, the Global Fund for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria approached the International School of Geneva (Ecolint) with the possibility of engaging students in developing more effective means of reaching out to young...

What the new U.N. boss should do first

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The international system desperately needs a counterweight to the diplomatic immobilism of decisions based on political expediency. One possible solution would be for the new boss to appoint a panel of superforecasters to tell...

Travesty of Justice in Nepal  

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A disappearance, to human rights advocates, is the worst crime imaginable. So why has the human rights movement - including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International - turned its back on the families of...

Humanitarianism under threat: How to keep your humanitarian principles when all around are losing...

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The lights are dimming across the humanitarian space as more and more governments choose to ignore or disavow the humanitarian rules promulgated in more enlightened times. Shoring up a system under existential threat is...