Geneva Solutions is a new journalistic platform dedicated to covering Genève internationale. We will be launching our website ( along with a daily newsletter in August 2020, covering daily news on Peace & Humanitarian, Climate Change, Global Health, Sustainable Business & Finance, and Internet Governance. In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic we have opted for an early-release of our Global Health news stream, which starting April 2020 provides insights into how the institutions and people in Geneva are responding to this crisis.

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What is the role of philanthropy in Covid times? 

Incredible edible: this urban gardening project started in Todmorden, UK, in 2008 by a group of citizens, has spurred a world wide movement. Their motto? “Create kind, confident and connected communities through the power of food”.

US$ 10 billion and still going has been pledged by global philanthropy to combat the pandemic. Private generosity is on the rise. But while it can inspire state actors, it cannot replace them.

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COVID-19: It's time for civil society activists and journalists to work together

Italians protesting during COVID-19 Pandemic (Keystone/EPA ANSA)
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Access to Covid-19 therapies: Pharma's take

Thomas Cueni (IFPMA)

Chaque jour, la newsletter qui aborde les enjeux de la sortie de crise selon une thématique différente

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WHO plans next phase of pandemic attack - as new Covid-19 infections soar to highest-ever level

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Covid-19 perfect storm for US rivalry over China

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Patent-free vaccine, Taiwan or the EU resolution: what is exactly the position of Switzerland?

Nora Kronig Romero, Swiss global health ambassador (Photo: Nicolas Zonvi)
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Xi defends China's Covid-19 actions and pledges $2 billion

Chinese President Xi Jinping defended his country’s own handling of the crisis during a virtual meeting of the WHO’s decision-making body, the World Health Assembly
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Switzerland calls to support WHO «more than ever»

Simonetta Sommaruga opening the World Health Assembly on Monday

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres regretted the lack of international unity and called countries to follow recommendations of the WHO

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Keeping the body ticking and the mind alive during the pandemic

rammy Award winner Ricky Key (left) with Lonnie Park (right) singing for Walk The Talk - ‘We’re In This Together’

Recevez chaque matin un résumé de l'actualité envoyé d'une ville différente du monde.

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World Health Assembly prepares for show of unity on Covid-19 response - and possible US funding resumption to WHO?

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) delivers his statement, during the first day of the 72nd World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 20, 2019. (KEYSTONE/Salvatore Di Nolfi)
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Can Artificial Intelligence help us combat climate change?

Visualising Climate Change (Photo - Mila AI Institute)
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"The pharmaceutical industry must put its patents on hold in the face of the coronavirus."

Deputy Director of MSF Access Campaign Dr Tammam Aloudat co-leads the campaign of access to medicine. | MSF

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Covid-19 vaccines for the world - can we do it, and how?

Marie-Paule Kieny, director of research at France’s National Institute of Health and Medical Research
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An intimate view of the city under lockdown

Geneva's Rue du Rhône shopping district under lockdown (Photo: Nicolas Nova)

PassBlue-In Geneva’s Lockdown,a Welcome Chance to Get to Know Your Neighbors

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Do you speak Covid?

Coronials will associate it to a particular period, hopefully not their entire lives. (Credit Keystone - Michael Probst)

Covid-slang: Let's check if you're up to coronaspeak!