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Good morning, this is Michelle. As 2021 draws to a close and International Geneva gets ready to catch a well deserved break from trying to solve the world’s problems, we bring you a sneak peak of its plans for 2022.

On that note, our newsletters are also taking a short break next week. But don’t worry too much, we’ll be sliding right back into your inbox on 5 January.

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Michelle Langrand


On our radar

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The country flags in front of the main entrance of UN headquarters in Geneva. (Credit: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré)

🔮 A 2022 ahead filled with uncertainty. While Covid shows no signs of slowing down, pressure is mounting on key treaty negotiations to resume. But as the WTO ministerial’s sudden postponement showed last month, the fate of large gatherings hangs in the balance, along with that of the issues they are meant to resolve. As the pandemic continues to disrupt plans, International Geneva will have to come to grips with how to move forward on crucial debates among others on plastics pollution, protecting biodiversity and vaccine access.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Dispatches from Afghanistan

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Hoda Khamosh with other campaigners in Kabul. (Credit: Hoda Khamosh)

🤐 Breaking the taboo around women’s health issues in Afghanistan. Hoda Khamosh is a well-known women’s rights activist, journalist, and campaigner who has launched several public awareness programmes, including a nationwide campaign to tackle stigma around menstruation. Khamosh spoke to Geneva Solutions about lifting the lid on this sensitive social issue.

Geneva Solutions (EN)

Also on the agenda

📌 20 December | The idea of social justice in Ambedkar: Unpacking the universal from particular. A lecture to commemorate the death anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar, a pioneer of the civil rights movements for Dalits in India and the chief architect of India's constitution.

Graduate Institute (EN)

📌 23 December | Penser (dans) un monde abîmé. To conclude this series of conferences on the relationship between the environmental crisis, societies and space, a last session will address the concept of green transition income.


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