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Good morning. Today, we're covering why Switzerland decided to phase out funding for the Geneva Initiative, a plan for conflict settlement between Israel and Palestine.

We're also following talks on strengthening the pandemic response at the WHO and the departure of Geneva human rights film festival FIFDH's long-standing boss. Plus, on Holocaust remembrance day, a reminder that it should not be trivialised.

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🇨🇭 Why Switzerland is abandoning the Geneva Initiative. The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) announced on Tuesday that it would abandon its financial commitment to the Geneva Initiative. This Initiative, launched with drums and trumpets in 2003 and which aimed to settle the Israeli-Palestinian question, was Switzerland's most important diplomatic achievement in the Middle East. But the political context has changed.

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