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.
Germany's increasing role in humanitarian assistance // 70 years of the Geneva Conventions: why humanitarian law is not enough to protect civilians in war // And: when kids become mothers - we meet a young girl in Ecuador who's among the increasing number of children who become pregnant there
The Geneva Conventions, the foundation of international humanitarian law, set down the obligation that even in times of war soldiers and civilians, friends of foes alike, must be treated with humanity. Adopted 70 years ago in the aftermath of World War II, all UN member states have ratified these rules. As conflicts are changing, do the conventions need an update in 2019?
More than 2 million people were forced to flee their homes last year, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR. Its annual 'Global Trends' report has just been released and it puts the number of the displaced people worldwide to a record 70.8 million. Keith Walker speaks with Adrian Edwards, head of news and media at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva, who puts that figure into context.
Masses of Algerians have protested demanding hospitalized President Abdelaziz Bouteflika drop his bid for a fifth term. One opposition member went to great lengths to obtain details on the president's current condition.