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The path of wastes: unusual cruise in the heart of Geneva organized by the Republic and State of Geneva for the delegates attending the ordinary and extraordinary meetings of the conferences of the parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, 5 May 2013
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Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva
"Geneva provides a much-prized platform for discrete talks and negotiations that are central to conflict prevention. Over the past year, we have hosted, for example, the Geneva International Discussions in relation to the situation in the Caucasus, key talks concerning Cyprus as well as sensitive discussions on Western Sahara. Talks aimed at resolving disagreements between Equatorial Guinea and Gabon, and between Nigeria and Cameroon have been held here recently. I see scope for expanding this role as a conflict prevention venue."
- How did Geneva acquire its international renown? Who put this small Swiss city on the world map? When and why did this happen? Was it planned, or did it happen by chance? With this book, Joëlle Kuntz takes a concise and irreverent look at a story that is familiar yet seldom told: the emergence of Geneva as an international city.+