And in another world…a world away

An annual event at the pastoral tranquility of the UN office in Geneva — or, as it is known locally, the Palais des Nations, which is former home and site of the sad story of the League of Nations — the sheep-grazing of the lawns in October-November. The photo below was taken by the dashing […]

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Iran talks to be in Geneva on 6 + 7 December

The Swiss Foreign Ministry has announced that it will host the talks on Iran’s nuclear program in Geneva on 6 + 7 December. The Swiss Government refers to these talks in the European fashion: E3+3, rather than P5+1. The Swiss announcement said that “The E3+3 delegation will be led by the EU High Representative for […]

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Kofi Annan's think tank in Geneva declared bankrupt

“An international humanitarian think-tank presided by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is closing down after it plunged deep into debt, Swiss authorities said Wednesday.  The Geneva-based Global Humanitarian Forum, which was partly financed by the Swiss government, was launched in 2007 in Geneva under Swiss impetus to bring together the...

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Talks with Iran in Geneva

Some people actually expected a breakthrough. One reason was the presence of the “number three” ranking U.S. State Department official, William Burns — which the State Department spokespersons explained as “underscoring the U.S. commitment to diplomacy”, showing that the U.S. “is commited to finding a diplomatic ...

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