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Useful news items from and of Switzerland of particular interest to international Geneva

Curated by Peter Hulm

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Switzerland and COVID-19

Seven more Swiss Guards have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing to 11 confirmed cases within the small army that protects Pope Francis — apnews — 16 October 2020

Concerns in Geneva the COVID-19 economic shock could trigger a crisis in the global financial system — thegenevaobserver — 15 October 2020

Switzerland sends 2,500 Lausanne hotel school students into quarantine after COVID outbreak — reuters — 23 September 2020

Switzerland ranked 4th for economic come back, according to study — 11 September 2020

News items

World Bank approves $12B to finance virus vaccines, care — abcnews — 14 October 2020

Trust Valley: excellence and innovation for digital trust and cybersecurity — genevasolutions — 14 October 2020

China, Russia elected to U.N. rights council; Saudi Arabia fails — source — 14 October 2020

Fifth of countries at risk of ecosystem collapse, Swiss Re analysis finds — theguardian — 12 October 2020

Calls for punishment, aid sector reform after sex abuse scandal in Congo — thenewhumanitarian — 2 October 2020

Geneva's New Minimum Wage of $25 an Hour Is Highest in World — coinspeaker — 2 October 2020

15 countries where you can have low taxes, excellent healthcare, and a good life in retirement: Switzerland is No. 2 behind Iceland — businessinsider — 2 October 2020

There is already a beer created by Artificial Intelligence: Deeper is produced in Switzerland — entrepreneur — 2 October 2020

U.N. to tackle gender equality, chief calls it 'greatest' rights challenge — reuters — 1 October 2020

Thailand: More than 100 companies pledge to strengthen women's economic empowerment — un — 30 September 2020

Link Between Gender and the Use of Clean Cookstoves and Solar Lighting in Rural Communities — undispatch — 30 September 2020

UN welcomes nearly $1 billion in recent pledges to bolster access to lifesaving tests, treatments and vaccines to end COVID 19 (PDF) — un news — 30 September 2020

Bilanz Digital Shapers 2020 driving the Swiss digital future forward (in German) — genevasolutions — 29 September 2020

15 under-40s who make international Geneva (in French only) — source — 28 September 2020

Swiss rebuff right-wing plan to curb EU immigration — swissinfo — 27 September 2020

Wafer-thin majority approves new fighter jets — swissinfo — 27 September 2020

Swiss voters approve paternity leave (last in Europe) but refuse family tax breaks — swissinfo — 27 September 2020

Swiss people among the worst performers in Europe when it comes to consumption-based carbon emissions: Geneva conference — genevasolutions — 27 September 2020

Alps surprised by early snowfall, Montana sees new record of 25 cm — apnews — 26 September 2020

Impaakt, a Geneva peer-review platform that measures how sustainable companies are using a cohort of analysts around the world — genevasolutions — 25 September 2020

United Nations, Britain to co-host climate summit on 12 December — france24 — 24 September 2020

Finally, a Woman Leader Speaks at the UN General Assembly Debate: Slovakia — passblue — 23 September 2020

Dollar weakness is becoming a Swiss problem — reuters — 23 September 2020

With echoes of Brexit, Swiss set to vote on immigration — reuters — 23 September 2020

Flood of gold from Switzerland to U.S. stopped in August — 17 September 2020

Art and innovation together in Plan-les-Ouates — genevasolutions — 23 September 2020

Dublin rule for asylum seekers to be replaced, EU’s von der Leyen says — 16 September 2020

Round table on The Future of Internet Governance in Geneva — 16 September 2020

Is the future of internet governance in Geneva? — 16 September 2020

The UN at Seventy-Five: How to Make it Relevant Again, a U.S. Council on Foreign Relations survey — 14 September 2020

UN Unpaid Internship Offer in Malaysia Receives Flak For Exploiting Manpower — 13 September 2020

Lindt Opens World's Largest Chocolate Museum – With the World's Largest Chocolate Fountain — 12 September 2020

'UN virtual meetings cost us more than face-to-face sessions': UNOG — 11 September 2020

Archaeologists race to uncover stone-age crystal hunt in Swiss Alps — 11 September 2020

Tour de France Swiss rookie Hirschi wins stage 12 (first time in 12 years), Roglic stays in yellow — 10 September 2020

Switzerland enshrines its crypto-friendly policies into law — 10 September 2020

Geneva seeks to carve its place as a home for internet governance — 9 September 2020

Geneva Macro Labs on Blockchain supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals — 7 September 2020

Osama bin Laden's niece says only Trump can prevent another 9/11 — 5 September 2020

How much is Geneva costing the UN? The tricky task of understanding the UN budget(s) — 5 September 2020

Swiss company ABB 'running away from tax obligations', Zimbabwe tax office says — 3 September 2020

Launch of Geneva Health Files, a website that tracks the governance of global health — 3 September 2020

Switzerland — a model of a small sovereign state destined to disappear?: (French or German): Swiss industry against the 27 September EU vote — 4 September 2020

Christoph Mäder, nouveau président d’economiesuisse: (French or German) — 4 September 2020

'Flying' electric speedboat debuts on Switzerland's lakes — 4 September 2020

Amid plans to quit, U.S. will not pay what it owes WHO this year — 2 September 2020

The weather in Switzerland: a survey — 1 September 2020

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