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UN in Geneva celebrates 6 decades supporting impartial TV news

The UN Office in Geneva is celebrating a 60-year collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union of public-service broadcasters, which has helped transparent, fair and impartial television news to be seen around the world

For years, the United Nations and its agencies in Geneva have relied on global news agencies and other media outlets based at the Palace of Nations to get the latest breaking stories out to the world daily.  But one special partnership with the Geneva-based European Broadcast Union (EBU), ensures that public service…

Source: Republic of Mauritius |

The President of TES Foundation pays courtesy call on Prime Minister Jugnauth

Professor Tabatabay highlighted that discussions with the Prime Minister focused on the future of ophthalmic surgeon training in Mauritius

The President of the Teaching Eyes Surgery (TES) Foundation of Switzerland, Professor Cyrus Tabatabay, paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, this afternoon, at the New Treasury Building, in Port Louis. He was accompanied by the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr Kailesh Kumar Singh Jagutpal. In a statement…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

UN experts on people of African descent to visit Switzerland

The experts will also promote the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024), which aims to highlight the contribution of people of African descent to societies

The UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent will carry out a fact-finding visit to Switzerland from 17 to 26 January 2022. "We will gather information on any forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, Afrophobia and related intolerance, in order to assess the overall human rights situation…

Source: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Switzerland |

Drought in Madagascar: Switzerland Provides Additional Contribution of CHF 900,000

This amount is intended to support the WFP's operations on the ground

Switzerland is making an additional contribution of CHF 900,000 to help deal with the serious food crisis in Madagascar. In releasing this sum, which is intended to support the activities of the World Food Programme (WFP), Switzerland is responding to a recent joint appeal by the government of Madagascar and…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

Joint Statement: Morocco, Switzerland Intend to Strengthen their Cooperation in all Areas of Common Interest

Morocco and Switzerland affirm that they recognize the transnational nature of migration issues and the interest of addressing them in a spirit of partnership at the bilateral, regional and multilateral levels

Morocco and Switzerland expressed, Friday December 3rd, 2021, their wish to strengthen their bilateral relations and to reinforce their cooperation in all fields of common interest. In a Joint Statement, issued at the end of the visit to Bern by Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Expatriates, MFA…

Source: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Switzerland |

Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis welcomes the foreign minister of the Kingdom of Morocco to Bern

This official visit marks the centenary of Switzerland's diplomatic presence in Morocco

On 3 December in Bern, Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis welcomed Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates. This official visit marks the centenary of Switzerland's diplomatic presence in Morocco. Both sides signed a joint declaration, a memorandum of understanding on political consultations and a declaration on…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

World Health Organization Secretariat announcement regarding the election of the next WHO Director-General

The Director-General is WHO’s chief technical and administrative officer

The appointment of the next Director-General of the World Health Organization will take place at the Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly in May 2022 (WHA75). The Director-General is WHO’s chief technical and administrative officer. The election process began when Member States, through a circular letter sent by the WHO Secretariat in April 2021,…

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Trezeguet Calls for More Meaningful Matches in Football’s Future Calendar

With no match calendar in place after 2024, FIFA is facilitating discussions as part of a wide-ranging review with many and varied stakeholders and Trezeguet is eager for the results to contribute to a truly global football of the future

FIFA World Cup 1998 winner says players need matches in calendar to have a higher profile; former France star says fewer windows for national team football will increase the quality; players are among the stakeholders being consulted as part of a wide-ranging review. David Trezeguet has welcomed the extensive review…

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Machine Learning: Africa at the heart of a three-day conference at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

The fifth edition of the Applied Machine Learning Days will focus on Africa and the concrete and positive impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on key sectors

L’Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (www.EPFL.ch/fr/) annonces AMLD Africa (https://AppliedMLDays.org)*, International event from September 2 to 4 on machine learning applied to African development. This will be the first time that the "Applied Machine Learning Days", the largest European conference on the subject and on Artificial Intelligence, will be…

Source: Embassy of Switzerland in Ghana |

Official working visit by Federal Councillor Sommaruga to Senegal and Ghana

Federal Councillor Simnetta Sommaruga will travel to Accra from 6th July to 9th July 2021 for a working visit

This visit is to follow up on the innovative Climate Cooperation Agreement signed between Ghana and Switzerland (the first with an African country and second in the world) under Article 6 the Paris Agreement in November 2020. Ms Sommaruga will attend a ministerial roundtable discussion to assess progress towards implementation.…