Simon Bradley is a multimedia journalist and editor for swissinfo.ch, the international service of the Swiss Broadcasting Corp. based in Geneva, Switzerland. He is the correspondent for the English service covering International Geneva and French-speaking Switzerland. He joined swissinfo.ch in 20...
Around 45-50 nations are set to sign the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons on Wednesday. Switzerland says it needs time to reflect on its official position despite adopting the convention in July. On Wednesday, heads of state and foreign ministers from 45-50 countries are expected to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weaponsexternal link during the United Nations General Assembly session in New York.
Art is innocent, says contemporary artist Ai Weiwei, but it is also a means of questioning the establishment. The Chinese native was in Lausanne on Wednesday to talk about his life in exile and a new exhibition which has taken over the city’s Palais de Rumine and museums. “I’m always very grateful to Switzerland as this is where I really started my career as an artist,” the 60-year-old tells reporters.
Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s debut at the United Nations General Assemblyexternal link in New York, over 130 states, including Switzerland, are gathering on Monday to discuss UN reforms. Management reforms, money and efficiency are up for discussion, but some critics say the meeting will be a ‘Broadway show’.
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