On Syria travel ban, Swiss remind US of the Geneva Conventions

GENEVA — US President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the country, has sparked a global backlash including from neutral Switzerland which stated that such ban is “contrary” to the Geneva Conventions.

It’s official: the UN in Geneva has a new Director General

GENEVA, Switzerland – Michael Møller, a Danish national with 30 years of experience working at the United Nations, has become the official, 14th Director General of the UN Office at Geneva. The announcement was made today 30 June, by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Parents of US Teenager Killed by Police to Testify Before UN Committee in Geneva

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The parents of the African-American teenager shot eight times by police in the US state of Missouri sparking riots and civil unrest, are in Geneva where they will testify before the UN’s Committee against Torture. The Committee is a “body of 10 independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman…