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Good morning, this is Paula, your newest GS reporter and co-editor. You’ll see me covering some of my softspots within the Geneva ecosystem, including humanitarian, environmental and business issues, as well as Latin America, whenever possible. Today, as the year winds down, we take a look at some of the key takeaways from 2022 from this multilateral hub.

Meanwhile, Switzerland is deciding what to do next after Geneva Call, an NGO it funds, was banned from Mali. The group had been responsible for bringing Afghan leaders to the table earlier this year to discuss humanitarian aid access after the Taliban takeover.

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Paula Dupraz-Dobias


2022 in review

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The UN Human Rights Council holds a special session on the war in Ukraine, on 12 May 2022. The year 2022 was rattled by Russia’s invasion. (Keystone/AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)

Key takeaways from 2022. A year which we hoped would bring some respite from crisis mode came onto the stage by the sound of marching boots. The Covid-19 pandemic, which had rattled the world for the previous two years, lost its limelight during the first months of 2022 when Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February upended the lives of millions of Ukrainians who would flee their homes and many more globally who would suffer from the ripple effects of the war.

In International Geneva, work continued as usual in some organisations despite spillovers from the war, while others were shaken to their core, raising fundamental questions about their way of working. We look back at what dominated the agenda here in 2022 and what to watch out for next year.

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