Switzerland's second most populous city is situated on scenic Lake Geneva in the Alpine country's French-speaking part.
Geneva, known both as the "smallest of big cities" and the "city of peace," is a worldwide center of diplomacy and home to the European headquarters of the UN. It is also the seat of a number of major multinationals, as well as the International Red Cross Committee. Geneva ranks among the world's priciest cities.
More than 2 billion people still dont have bank accounts worldwide, and mobile money transfers could help connect them. Mobile money is already helping to cut the costs of remittances. World in Progress talks to technology and communications expert Scarlett Fondeur Gil, at UNCTAD, based in Geneva.
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a challenge the world over. They are curable, but it's been difficult to reach patients in developing regions. There's an international summit in Geneva this week to help step up efforts. We'll hear from a medical doctor how to fight NTDs and check in around the world to see how far we've come in eradicating them.
NTDs are diseases that science can cure and eliminate, and an international summit is taking place in Geneva to help make that happen. The task is truly gargantuan, and we're not there yet, but it's already been one of the most successful and impressive fights staged by the international community.