Sunday, December 1, 2019

hello ed
we met at unctad  in september- my passion is where are elders empowering under 30s to leverage all the new technology for most urgent community and sdg solutions- i think i mentioned one of our 20 co-edited webs searches for elders valuing youth livelihood and my family and friends continue my fathers lifetime work at the economist 

geneva is the most extraordinary space in europe - deciding future of world trade of the itu ie 5g for humanity as well as health peace and through switzerland banking for ngos especially sports- multiply all the un work by my father old friend klaus schwab connection with 3 world leading summits per year 300 global youth shapers hubs as well as 4 thinkcentres  of Industrial Rev 4 of geneva tokyo beijing and san fran

i am in vienna wednesday to sunday
-do you have a corr=respondent in vienna?
- very interested in eg of ban ki-moon whose head office is in vienna though global adaptability hubs out of rotterdam- its action solutions for climate will form summit october 2020 a month after 75th birthday of UN in new yotrk

in new york unicef i have met edu8cation directors whose searching for transformative edu systems

in bethesda where i live i know one of the tutors to schwarzman scholars the most transformative alumni network for graduates to a member of

you missed the wednesday presentation of the bbc 60 years of what attenborough is up to next ie 7 worlds one planet; the previous series blue planet 2 caused a billion youth to chat digitally about fish suffocating on plastic

i went to school with david attenboroughs son and  exchanged business cards with the head of the relevant bbc studio- in a brexit hiatus world attenborough is the only calling card british consulars are free to share around the world

does any member of your team use whatsapp -mine and mobile is +1 240 316 8157 - if i could be connected to whomever mentors the most youth or chooses mentors that might be a win-win

all the best chris macrae washington dc region
 maps 2030 versus 1946 to end meltdown of future of our species

On Monday, 2 December 2019, 07:28:33 GMT-5, Ed Girardet from Global Geneva wrote:

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Newsletter, 2 December, 2019
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See below new and recent articles you may have missed.

Dear Friends:
First of all, we are delighted to be including two great journalists in our line-up of articles. Please see Jon Randal's excellent piece on our abandonment of the Kurds illustrated with photographs by world-renowned war photographer, Don McCullin. This will feature in our upcoming Winter print and e-edition. Also see a related piece by Finnish journalist Rauli Virtanen - another superb journalist of global renown - on South Korean's own Tiananmen square. Both articles can only underline why we need quality journalism, and in particular foreign reporting.

Plus enjoy our story by another veteran foreign correspondent, Paul Ress, from his book Shaggy Dog Tales, on his Dinners with Graham Greene.

I would like to highlight a critical International Geneva institution with global impact, notably the Martin Ennals Foundation. They have just announced their three world-wide nominations - all women - for human rights defenders. (See Global Geneva article)

Interesting to note that Nikita Artamonov's Youth Writes' piece on joining the Swiss army as a 'new' Swiss of expat background was met with some disgruntled reactions amongst the Swiss military, but well-received by numerous others, including young people, who enjoyed its candour. One Swiss reservist officer noted that he considered the piece fair but thought that Artamonov might view things differently later in life. "If anything," he said, "the Swiss army is great for networking and for business. You make contacts which you can rely on for the rest of your life."

A reminder that we hope to expand Youth Writes prompted by the exceptional interest in our 2019 Youth Writes Awards. We are seeking volunteers – parents, teachers, concerned citizens – as well as sponsors to help develop this exceptional initiative by setting up Youth Writes Clubs in schools both in Switzerland and abroad. Plus develop our journalism and writing workshops, including weekend writing camps. Two are planned for early 2020, one in Switzerland, the other in Thailand.

It is CRUCIAL that we involve young people both in writing - and to hear their views - but also to help them better understand the dangers of social media. This is an area that we will be focusing on in the weeks and months ahead. We hope that the International Switzerland community will be able to contribute to this.
As part of our commitment to the reporting and highlighting of International Geneva themes, Global Geneva has now created a select listing of upcoming events See here)...We have also produced News Real, our weekly selection of news items from around the world based on interesting outside - but reliable - sources. For more information, please contact: The Editors
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Looking Ahead
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UPCOMING COVER STORY Kurdistan: After such knowledge, what forgiveness? Veteran foreign correspondent and author Jonathan Randal, who is now updating his 1999 book on Kurdistan, is one of the world's leading specialists on this subject. He writes with historical context about how the Kurds have been betrayed once again. Plus photographs by world-renowned war photographer Sir Don McCullin. See Article
by Jonathan C. Randal
Korea's Tiananmen Square and world memory. China was not the only country to have suffered its Tiananmen Square. Helsinki-based Finnish foreign correspondent and writer Rauli Virtannen, who covered South Korea’s Gwanju uprising in 1980, recently returned to explore the seeming phenomenon of collective amnesia and the need to ensure that younger generations not only do not forget but remain informed. See Article
by Rauli Virtanen
EDITION FRANCAISE. Antonio Hodgers, de requérant d’asile à Président du Conseil d’Etat de Genève. Pour souligner l’importance de la Genève internationale, le Président du Conseil d’État genevois Antonio Hodgers a paraphé, avec le Conseiller fédéral Ignazio Cassis et le Conseiller administratif de la ville de Genève Sami Kanaan, une déclaration commune pour renforcer l’engagement des autorités cantonales, fédérales et communales en faveur du centre de gouvernance globale à Genève. See Article
by Luisa Ballin
Mountain Biking Blasts in the Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc Region. Mountain biking is one of the fastest-growing adventure sports in the Alps. British mountain biker and former CERN Engineering Fellow Eddie Andrews explains his passion not only for the Swiss and French Alps, but for the forested Jura mountains overlooking Geneva. As he points out, the region must rank as one of the best mountain biking starting points in the world. This piece is part of Global Geneva's Youth Writes initiative. See Article
by Eddie Andrews
Dinners with Graham Greene
Veteran foreign correspondent Paul Ress had the enviable knack of instantly making friends for life with famous people he met, from Mikhael Gorbachev to painter Joan Miró as well as colleagues. One of his longest relationships was with Graham Greene, despite the author’s suspicion of Americans and their press, when Paul was reporting for Time magazine from the French Riviera. Here’s what Paul, reaching 98 on 27 December 2019, wrote in his memoir 'Shaggy Dog Tales' a few years ago. See Article
by Paul Ress
Carouge, Geneva’s Greenwich Village. Many who come to Geneva still regard it as boring, unimaginative or simply too expensive to enjoy yourself. A lot of young people, particularly students, consider Lausanne a far more vibrant town. While certainly expensive, Geneva is a far different – and more cosmopolitan and intriguing – place today than say 20 or 30 years ago. One often ignored but scintillating parts of town is the Sardinian-style district of Carouge. See Article
by Leyla Alyanak
Salman Bal, nouveau directeur du Centre d’Accueil de la Genève internationale (CAGI): D’un village de montagne kurde en Turquie au sommet de la diplomatie suisse. See Article
by Luisa Ballin
For those articles (and cartoons) you may have missed.....

See Below.
Jeff Danziger. A political cartoonist Cartoonist on the frontline - and a member of Global Geneva partner Cartooning for Peace. See article.
by Edward Girardet
Freelance journalists: Reporting from the frontlines - and beyond.  The 2019 Rory Peck Awards. Why this dangerous profession needs both our support - and recognition - more than ever. See article.
by Tira Schubert
You're in the army now - an expat recruit's experience in Switzerland's militia. As one of Europe’s most culturally mixed immigrant nations, Switzerland is witnessing the rise of a steadily growing group of citizens known as the ‘new’ Swiss. For many young people of Kosovar, Russian, British, Bangladeshi or Ugandan background, joining the Swiss army is considered part of their new responsibilities - even if they don't like it  See Article
by Nikita Artamonov
Citizens and scientists battle invasive species. Across the globe from Burmese pythons in Florida to water hyacinths in Lake Victoria, 'exotic' plants and animals rank as one of the most critical causes of biodiversity loss and species extinction. They are also a global threat to food security and livelihoods.  See Article
by Elizabeth Kemf
Angola: Demining key to conservation plans. South-eastern Angola has the potential to become a major wildlife area with huge elephant herds, prides of lion and the sort of game diversity that has brought fame and tourist dollars to Botswana and Namibia. See Article
by Keith Somerville
The Capital of Civilization: Brexit, populism and the 150th anniversary of the Siege of Paris -- Spreading populist impulses and Brexit turmoil now creating frictions in Europe are reason to ponder the 150th anniversary in 2020 of dire events in Paris and their consequences. An extract from British author David Lawday's upcoming book. See Article
by David Lawday
BREAKING IN: Finding that internship: A student's experience in Geneva. Many high school or college students either work – if they can find a job - or seek to do an internship or voluntary programme over the holidays or during their time off. Faced with rising competition but also a general reluctance among numerous organizations to take on young people, this can prove a daunting process. See Article
by Amanda Norchi
Switzerland, Afghanistan and the Seas. Although landlocked, Switzerland has a long involvement with the seas. And we’re not just talking about Swiss river barges plying their trade on the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam or Switzerland’s merchant fleet of 29 ocean-going vessels in 2018. Charles H. Norchi explores Switzerland"s unusual and historic role with regard to the world's oceans. See Article
by Charles Norchi
Climate Crisis: The Race no one is winning. Leading up to the Madrid CoP25 Climate Change conference in Madrid, the world needs to start taking the climate crisis more seriously. Politically correct speeches and half-baked commitments are not enough. Time is more than running out. See Article
by The Editors
The Price of Purity. First prize (1200 CHF Travel Award) in the 2019 Youth Writes Young Journalists & Writers Programme. Article
by Maxine Rechter, International School of Geneva

Kyanite. Second prize (750 CHF Travel Award) in the 2019 Youth Writes Young Journalists & Writers Awards. Article
by Mohamed Diagne, International School of Geneva

Capital. Third prize (500 CHF Travel Grant) in the 2019 Youth Writes Young Journalists & Writers Awards. Article
by Nicholas Machen, British School of Geneva
Harnessing the power of local, on-the-spot media to bring about change. Credible journalist initiatives are playing a crucial role in informing both the public and policymakers. Article
by Rachel McKee
FOCUS ON OCEANS. The Global Reef Expedition. For five years, teams of scientists, students, writers, journalists, photographers and film-makers travelled the world to assess the health of more than 1,000 coral reefs. See Article
by Liz Thompson 
FOCUS ON OCEANS. EPFL's Transnational Red Sea Project that could help save the Earth's coral reefs. Article
by Anders Meibom
AGORA RISING. International Switzerland's real time approach to real time cancer research. Article
by William Dowell
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