Ivo Sieber
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Switzerland’s ‘Good Offices’
by Ivo Sieber - August 12, 2015 - 10:00am
Halfway across the world, in distant Havana, US Secretary of State John Kerry will be formally re-opening the US Embassy in Cuba tomorrow.
The price of peace and the cost of war
by Ivo Sieber - March 26, 2015 - 12:00am
Her name was Sarah. While hiding behind a tree with her parents, she was hit and killed by stray bullets in an armed encounter. She was eight years old.
‘Solar Impulse’ – changing the perception of the impossible
by Ivo Sieber - February 19, 2015 - 12:00am
In 2004, a Swiss by the name of Raphaël Domjan had a wild idea: to sail around the world on a boat powered only by solar energy, a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the potential of renewable energy.
The Papal Swiss Guards: Living history
by Ivo Sieber - January 8, 2015 - 12:00am
When he lands at NAIA, his entourage will not only be composed of clergy members, advisors and a sizable number of media representatives, it will also comprise a small contingent of Swiss Guards.
Universal HealthCare — a team effort
by Ivo Sieber - December 4, 2014 - 12:00am
With the success of Manny Pacquiao, the Azkals or the Gilas Pilipinas, ever more young and not so young Filipinos take up sports. They do so to have fun, to be active in a team and to stay fit. Clearly, sports is...
The Filipino-Swiss partnership on international migration and development
by Ivo Sieber - November 13, 2014 - 12:00am
Hardly a country is more aware of the phenomenon than the Philippines: Migration has always been a strategy for individuals and their families to overcome poverty, react to conflicts, respond to economic and environmental...
Transitional justice and reconciliation in the Bangsamoro: A Swiss view
by Ivo Sieber - October 9, 2014 - 12:00am
Dealing with a legacy of human rights violations is one of the most difficult challenges in any peace process.
International humanitarian law’s role to safeguard humanity
by Ivo Sieber - September 4, 2014 - 12:00am
The recently declared forced repatriation of the OFWs impelled by the escalating viciousness of the conflicts in Syria and Libya has brought the ravages of war close to home even here in the Philippines.
Climate change and disasters — where would you go?
by Ivo Sieber - July 31, 2014 - 12:00am
When typhoon Glenda made landfall on July 15, many people affected by the storm faced one question: Where should I go? Fortunately the disaster preparedness measures put in place by the Philippine authorities offered...
Exploring northern Luzon off the beaten track
by Ivo Sieber - May 25, 2014 - 12:00am
 I have to start with a disclosure — and an admission. No, I’m not really a travel writer, just trying my luck. And I happily admit that I love to drive, and occasionally do so in a way that gets...
Football: the beautiful game — and more
by Ivo Sieber - May 1, 2014 - 12:00am
I confess: I’m a practicing football fan.
Forgetting is not an option
by Ivo Sieber - February 6, 2014 - 12:00am
The French philosopher Jacques Derrida once said “the question of archives is not an issue of the past. ... It is rather a question of the future; the question of a response, a promise and responsibility for...
Grass roots democracy the Philippine way
by Ivo Sieber - October 31, 2013 - 12:00am
Earlier this week, the Philippine voters chose their local representatives for the coming three years.
Improving country competitiveness pays off
by Ivo Sieber - September 26, 2013 - 12:00am
Good news from the Philippine economic front are coming in at an increasingly frequent pace.
Assuring professional skills the Swiss way
by Ivo Sieber - August 22, 2013 - 12:00am
In today’s increasingly globalized world, creating enough and the right jobs is imperative for all governments, irrespective of whether their economies are developing or industrialized.
Dictators and corruption: How the Marcos restitution shapes international debate
by Ivo Sieber - July 25, 2013 - 12:00am
President Aquino empathetically used his 4th SONA to reiterate his steadfast conviction that the elimination of corruption is imperative to bring inclusive development to the Philippines, and underlined his government’s...
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