Costs of climate-related disasters have more than doubled in the last two decades, says UN in Switzerland

Costs of climate-related disasters have more than doubled in the last two decades, says UN in Switzerland

The economic cost of climate-related disasters hit $2.25 trillion over the last two decades, an increase of more than 150 percent compared to the previous 20 years, the UN said Wednesday October 10th in Geneva.

IN PICTURES: Geneva, the world’s incubator for peace and policy since 1920

IN PICTURES: Geneva, the world’s incubator for peace and policy since 1920

Geneva set to host talks on Syrian constitution next month

Geneva set to host talks on Syrian constitution next month

UN Geneva staff plan work stoppage over pay cuts

UN Geneva staff plan work stoppage over pay cuts

UN says Trump slur on ‘shithole’ countries is ‘racist’

UN says Trump slur on ‘shithole’ countries is ‘racist’

‘Serious’ Syria talks in Geneva extended for two weeks

‘Serious’ Syria talks in Geneva extended for two weeks

More Syria talks begin in Geneva this week

More Syria talks begin in Geneva this week

UN urges Switzerland to fight harder against discrimination and racism

UN urges Switzerland to fight harder against discrimination and racism

UN: Carbon dioxide in atmosphere hits new high

UN: Carbon dioxide in atmosphere hits new high

Swiss talks fail to reach deal on Cyprus conflict

Swiss talks fail to reach deal on Cyprus conflict

Fresh Syria talks in Geneva slated for July 10th

Fresh Syria talks in Geneva slated for July 10th

Humanoid robot is star of Geneva conference

Humanoid robot is star of Geneva conference

Syria peace talks begin again in Geneva

Syria peace talks begin again in Geneva

Geneva’s Syria talks end on ‘more positive’ note

Geneva’s Syria talks end on ‘more positive’ note

America First? Trump’s US prepares to talk human rights in Geneva

America First? Trump’s US prepares to talk human rights in Geneva

UN pessimistic as Syria peace talks resume in Geneva

UN pessimistic as Syria peace talks resume in Geneva

UN: ‘Refugees are anxious, confused and heartbroken’

UN: ‘Refugees are anxious, confused and heartbroken’

Chinese President ends Swiss tour with UN speech against nuclear weapons

Chinese President ends Swiss tour with UN speech against nuclear weapons

Cyprus peace talks resume in Geneva

Cyprus peace talks resume in Geneva

UN plans more Syria talks in Geneva

UN plans more Syria talks in Geneva

UN: Cyprus talks end without agreement

UN: Cyprus talks end without agreement

US and Russia meet in Geneva for Syria talks

US and Russia meet in Geneva for Syria talks

Syrian opposition quits Geneva peace talks

Syrian opposition quits Geneva peace talks

Geneva UN meet aims to tackle refugee crisis

Geneva UN meet aims to tackle refugee crisis

Syria regime under pressure at Geneva talks

Syria regime under pressure at Geneva talks

‘Hope of an end in sight’ for Syria war: UN talks

‘Hope of an end in sight’ for Syria war: UN talks

Geneva to host new Syria peace talks this month

Geneva to host new Syria peace talks this month

Thousands may have starved in Syria: UN

Thousands may have starved in Syria: UN

Del Ponte backs Russian intervention in Syria

Del Ponte backs Russian intervention in Syria

UN envoy in Geneva calls for Syria talks ‘pause’

UN envoy in Geneva calls for Syria talks ‘pause’

Syria crimes against humanity ‘should not be let off’: UN

Syria crimes against humanity ‘should not be let off’: UN

UN poised to start Syria peace talks in Geneva ‘without fail’

UN poised to start Syria peace talks in Geneva ‘without fail’

UN warns against scapegoating refugees

UN warns against scapegoating refugees

Palestinian leader to address UN in Geneva

Palestinian leader to address UN in Geneva

UN in Geneva opens to public for 70th birthday

UN in Geneva opens to public for 70th birthday

Geneva efforts continue on Syrian peace talks

Geneva efforts continue on Syrian peace talks

Unpaid UN intern admits to ‘publicity stunt’

Unpaid UN intern admits to ‘publicity stunt’

Switzerland lifts Iran sanctions after UN deal

Switzerland lifts Iran sanctions after UN deal

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World foreign investment ‘expected to rebound’

Yemen talks in Geneva reach stalemate

Yemen talks in Geneva reach stalemate

Yemeni rebels seek talks with Saudi Arabia

Yemeni rebels seek talks with Saudi Arabia

UN talks in Geneva aim to halt Yemen war

UN talks in Geneva aim to halt Yemen war

Yemen rebel ally backs Geneva peace talks

Yemen rebel ally backs Geneva peace talks

UN interns plan Labour Day march over pay

UN interns plan Labour Day march over pay

Hate speech ‘trivialized’ in France: UN panel

Hate speech ‘trivialized’ in France: UN panel

UN kickstarts aid efforts for Nepal quake victims

UN kickstarts aid efforts for Nepal quake victims

Switzerland lags behind for internet biz: UN

Switzerland lags behind for internet biz: UN

Kerry needs Swiss ‘pit-stop’ to fix racing bike

Kerry needs Swiss ‘pit-stop’ to fix racing bike

UN expert slams rise in Iran executions

UN expert slams rise in Iran executions

Kerry warns Israelis against ‘betraying trust’

Kerry warns Israelis against ‘betraying trust’

Kerry to address UN rights council in Geneva

Kerry to address UN rights council in Geneva

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Libya talks struggle to build on unity deal

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Libyans agree at UN on unity government plan

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Geneva talks on Iran nuclear plan continue

Global murder rate close to 500,000: UN report

Global murder rate close to 500,000: UN report

Wealthy Asian donor helps UN news agency

Wealthy Asian donor helps UN news agency

Crisis sparks rise in child poverty in rich countries

Crisis sparks rise in child poverty in rich countries

Elderly need more help in disasters: UN official

Elderly need more help in disasters: UN official

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‘Wage hikes needed’ to boost global economy

Jailed Morsi aide’s wife seeks UN help in Egypt

Jailed Morsi aide’s wife seeks UN help in Egypt

Fewer AIDS cases raise hopes of beating disease

Fewer AIDS cases raise hopes of beating disease

UN chief warns Iraq crisis could spill over borders

UN chief warns Iraq crisis could spill over borders

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Pro-Russians spark Eastern Ukraine exodus

UN talks in Geneva aim to stop ‘killer robots’

UN talks in Geneva aim to stop ‘killer robots’

Vatican faces new UN grilling over sex abuse

Vatican faces new UN grilling over sex abuse

Kerry bound for Geneva talks on Ukraine crisis

Kerry bound for Geneva talks on Ukraine crisis

US football’s Redskins name called ‘offensive’

US football’s Redskins name called ‘offensive’

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UN condemns mass Egyptian death sentences

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UN probe decries Syrian sieges and starvation

Syrian cineaste ‘denied visit to Swiss festival’

Syrian cineaste ‘denied visit to Swiss festival’

Syrian woes fuel Unicef’s record aid appeal

Syrian woes fuel Unicef’s record aid appeal

UN’s Syria mediator should keep open mind

UN’s Syria mediator should keep open mind

US and Russia bid to unblock Syria talks

US and Russia bid to unblock Syria talks

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Geneva talks between Syrian rivals bog down

Vatican slammed over child abuse ‘failures’

Vatican slammed over child abuse ‘failures’

Veteran UN mediator stays patient over Syria

Veteran UN mediator stays patient over Syria

‘You killed my son!’: Mum confronts Syrian regime

‘You killed my son!’: Mum confronts Syrian regime

Syria foes note progress in Geneva peace talks

Syria foes note progress in Geneva peace talks

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Kerry talks up sending peace keepers to Syria

Bitter words mark Syria peace talks opening

Bitter words mark Syria peace talks opening

Syrian envoys say Assad regime ‘untouchable’

Syrian envoys say Assad regime ‘untouchable’

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Swiss-bound Syrian group delayed by Greeks

Montreux talks on Syria to proceed without Iran

Montreux talks on Syria to proceed without Iran

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Iran’s role in Syria peace talks reaches impasse

Syria talks move from Geneva to Montreux

Syria talks move from Geneva to Montreux

Syrian conflict drives UN call for record aid

Syrian conflict drives UN call for record aid

Record number of letters headed to Santa: UN

Record number of letters headed to Santa: UN

Hotel shortage could nix Genevan Syria talks

Hotel shortage could nix Genevan Syria talks

Second round of Syria talks set for Geneva

Second round of Syria talks set for Geneva

Film writer Curtis makes Geneva malaria appeal

Film writer Curtis makes Geneva malaria appeal

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Geneva talks bog down on Syria peace summit

UN official slams GOP over US shutdown

UN official slams GOP over US shutdown

Naked Geneva sculpture covered before Iran talks

Naked Geneva sculpture covered before Iran talks

‘Poverty’ clouds health status of Swiss elderly

‘Poverty’ clouds health status of Swiss elderly

UN envoy urges peace conference on Syria

UN envoy urges peace conference on Syria

Syria peace hopes pinned on more Geneva talks

Syria peace hopes pinned on more Geneva talks

Geneva talks launched over Syria’s future

Geneva talks launched over Syria’s future

UN finds Syria war crimes ‘on both sides’

UN finds Syria war crimes ‘on both sides’

UN chief calls on missions to protect data

UN chief calls on missions to protect data

Bid to cut world hunger in half ‘within reach’

Bid to cut world hunger in half ‘within reach’

Kenyan nominated to head UN trade body

Kenyan nominated to head UN trade body

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Syria massacres must spur action: Pillay

Informers claim Syria nerve gas use: UN official

Informers claim Syria nerve gas use: UN official

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UNICEF warns of austerity impact on kids

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Mobile phones set to match world’s population

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UN urges Iran to stop arresting journalists

Swiss back Palestinian UN observer status

Swiss back Palestinian UN observer status

Ban hails Switzerland’s ten years in UN

Ban hails Switzerland’s ten years in UN

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Geneva protest over refugee camp

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Switzerland plans to hand over Libyan assets

Untrained docs enlarging breasts in Switzerland

Untrained docs enlarging breasts in Switzerland