PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Photo of the week
A family of Syrian refugees arrives in Arsal, Lebanon, after leaving Yabrud 6 hours earlier, 17 February 2014. Thousands of Syrians have crossed the border into Lebanon following an offensive on the city of Yabrud. UNHCR registered over 800 families on February 17 alone and has been disributing aid to thousands of new refugees.
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Daily News Update
Training and education
Laura E. Kennedy
US Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament (2010-2013)
"Geneva is home to an impressive array of national and international academic institutions, think tanks, foundations and other non-governmental bodies that constitute a “critical mass” to sustain the chain reaction of intellectual and policy work on disarmament here and around the globe. Together we are pursuing that vision of a world without nuclear weapons."
- 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.+