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Listen Up: the Key to 'Speeding Up and Scaling Up' Business and Human Rights Reforms

Amol Mehra | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Amol Mehra

Two phrases were consistently heard at the Fourth Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, which took place in Geneva from November 16 to November 18.

Peace Is Personal

Michael Møller | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
Michael Møller

How do we speak of peace this week after the series of brutal attacks witnessed in Lebanon, Egypt, France, Turkey, Israel, and Palestine - not to mention the daily bloodshed in Syria? In the face of these atrocities, an immediate definition comes to mind: peace is more than the absence of war.

Ten Points on Science (and) Diplomacy

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 11.04.2015 | Science
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Before you move to the ten points summarising the notes and illustrations from my keynote address, you can put our deliberation on science and diplomacy into the historical context visualized by Holbein's painting 'The Ambassadors.'

Lost Chances for Peace in Syria

Jonathan Marshall | Posted 10.23.2015 | World
Jonathan Marshall

Pursuing peace remains a worthy -- indeed, the only sensible -- goal of U.S. foreign policy in Syria. No one should be surprised, however, if Washington's embrace of that goal comes too late.

Geneva's Impact on Food

Michael Møller | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Michael Møller

How we manage our food production and consumption is an important aspect of how we can survive, thrive and protect our environment and sustainably manage our resources.

Who are the Global Shapers?

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Recently 452 brilliant young people from 452 cities representing 169 countries gathered "quietly" in Geneva. Our purpose? Getting to know each other so we can positively change the world together.

Unpaid U.N. Intern Was Living Out Of A Tent In Geneva

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 08.13.2015 | World

Think your unpaid internship is bad? The high cost of living in Geneva drove this United Nations intern to camp in a city park.  It's been a sog...

PHOTOS: Iranians Welcomes Nuclear Deal With V-Signs, Dancing

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

Iranians celebrated at home and in the streets on Tuesday, hours after negotiators for Iran and six world powers announced in Vienna they had brokered...

What a Million-Dollar Home Looks Like Around the World

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business

In Shanghai, China's most expensive city, a luxury property priced at $1 million would be about the size of a small one-bedroom apartment in the U.S.

Iran Nuclear Talks Hit Final Stage

AP | Posted 07.13.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) — An Iran nuclear agreement appeared likely within hours, diplomats said late Monday after a day in which American and Iranian negotiato...

Major Differences Remain One Day Ahead Of Deadline In Iran Talks

Posted 07.07.2015 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA, July 6 (Reuters) - A dispute over U.N. sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program and a broader a...

Top Diplomats Try To Resolve Sticking Points In Iran Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2015 | World

By Arshad Mohammed and Parisa Hafezi WASHINGTON, July 5 (Reuters) - The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats met for a sixth consecutive day on Sunday to...

6 Facts You Didn't Know About Trade And How They Affect You

Michael Møller | Posted 06.28.2015 | World
Michael Møller

Trade is not always the solution to poverty or fragile economies but it can help boost local economies, increase employment and bring people together. Like ships that get loaded and unloaded, we can look at Geneva as a global trade hub that discharges old trade policies

9 Awesome Honeymoon Trips No One Takes

Oyster | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel

We have searched high and low for some out-of-the-box, unique honeymoon ideas for those of you who are looking to mix it up on their post-wedding romp. After all, the excitement and sense of adventure you'll feel after your dream wedding is the perfect time to try something new.

Was Intra Bank's Fall A Prelude to Lebanon's Downfall?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Forget local history books that don't fully account for a civil war and other setbacks that ruined the country and follow the money in Lebanon's tortuous slide from "Switzerland of the Middle East" to dysfunctional entity par excellence.

Can The UN Talks Bring Peace To Shattered Yemen?

Medea Benjamin | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

The fighting in Yemen is not just destroying the fabric of that nation; it has broader implications for the region. While Iran denies direct involvement, it gives military aid to the Houthis. Meanwhile, for ordinary Yemenis, they can only hope that a miracle happens in Geneva so they can start to rebuild their shattered lives.

Job Market in 2050

Michael Møller | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Michael Møller

Our world is changing faster than ever and if you ask any teacher, they will tell you that one of the greatest challenges they face is to educate a generation of children today for a set of jobs that will arise tomorrow.

Iran Nuclear Talks Accelerate Ahead Of June Deadline

Posted 05.30.2015 | World

GENEVA (AP) -- A month out from a nuclear deal deadline, the top U.S. and Iranian diplomats gathered in Geneva Saturday in an effort to bridge differe...

LuxEcoLiving's Best Hotels in the World: Le Richemond Geneva Is Not Picture Perfect But the View Certainly Is

LuxEco Living | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
LuxEco Living

Not to be expected... certainly not for one of the most respected brands in the hotel industry. The Dorchester Collection hotels are world renown.

The Russians Are Not Coming II

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

At this point it is important to remember that the Russians have veto power at the United Nations and if they had chosen they could have vetoed all UN-imposed sanctions on Iran. They did not do that.

The Hottest Cars at the Geneva Auto Show

Noah Mallin | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Noah Mallin

You can count on the semi-annual Geneva auto show to bring out the most outrageous pieces of automotive design. In the heart of Europe, the show is a magnet for high-end manufacturers and well-heeled car enthusiasts looking for their next conspicuous ride.

'We Stand United in Our Humanity'

Elham Manea | Posted 04.28.2015 | World
Elham Manea

Why does the Saudi government deny freedoms of speech, religion and political association to it citizens? As a member of the UN Human Rights Council, why does Saudi Arabia imprison a young man who committed no crime, who only created a blog calling for freedom?

Mo and the Movement: Reflections on the Third Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights

Amol Mehra | Posted 02.07.2015 | Impact
Amol Mehra

Dr. Ibrahim (let's just agree to call him Mo) opened the discussions with a charge: we all have accountability over the agenda of promoting human rights in business practice. Mo urged attendees to use the three days to move the needle.

A TEDx Talk on Beauty and Life Extension Science

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

What is happening to our species is we are becoming far more than just human. All around us incredible advances in technology are changing and improving us.

Top Ukrainian And Russian Business Leaders Propose 10-Point Peace Initiative

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 01.14.2015 | World

Meeting in Geneva over the weekend, Ukrainian and Russian business leaders proposed a 10-point plan that seeks to end the conflict in the region and s...