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Matthew Parish, Managing Partner at Gentium Law Group publishes article entitled “Reforming UNECE”

  • 26th April 2017

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Switzerland’s Portuguese monthly newspaper “Gazeta Lusofona” publishes interview with Gentium Law’s Matthew Parish on the appointment of Mr Guterres as UN Secretary General and the development of the UN (in Portuguese)

  • 1st March 2017

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Listen to Mark Butcher interviewing Matthew Parish on World Radio Switzerland on the UN and current politics

  • 22nd February 2017

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Matthew Parish, Managing Partner at Gentium Law Group publishes article entitled “The United Nations Office in Geneva: an agenda for renewal”

  • 9th February 2017

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Transconflict publishes article by Gentium’s Matthew Parish on the Civil War in Avdiivka

  • 3rd February 2017

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Matthew Parish, Managing Partner at Gentium Law Group publishes article entitled “The Fog of Civil War: Divining the Truth in Avdiivka”

  • 3rd February 2017

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Listen to Mark Butcher interviewing Matthew Parish on World Radio Switzerland on the latest news from Davos 2017 and Antonio Guterres

  • 20th January 2017

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From Davos 2017 at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, watch Antonio Guterres speaking about co-operation for peace and a new vision for the UN

  • 19th January 2017

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Transconflict publishes article by Gentium’s Matthew Parish on combatting extremism (in Arabic and English)

  • 18th January 2017

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Transconflict publishes article by Gentium’s Matthew Parish on US-Russian foreign relations (in Russian and English)

  • 17th January 2017

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Matthew Parish, Managing Partner at Gentium Law Group publishes article entitled “Reset redux: how to coordinate US and Russian foreign relations” (in Russian and English)

  • 9th January 2017

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Matthew Parish, Managing Partner at Gentium Law Group publishes article entitled “The United Nations Relief and Works Agency: An Agenda for Renewal” (in Hebrew and English)

  • 6th January 2017

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Matthew Parish, Managing Partner at Gentium Law Group publishes article entitled “Multilateralism from the Zhou to Qing dynasties: lessons for the international community in the modern age”(in Mandarin Chinese and English)

  • 6th January 2017

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Whistleblower.org website publishes article by Gentium’s Matthew Parish on accountability at the United Nations

  • 3rd January 2017

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Matthew Parish, Managing Partner at Gentium Law Group publishes article entitled “Accountability at the United Nations: A Cornerstone of Effective Use of Resources”

  • 30th December 2016

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Gentium Law Group founder Matthew Parish gives an interview on the appointment of Mr Guterres as the new UN Secretary General and on the development of the UN (in Portuguese and English). Also to be published in Switzerland’s Portuguese monthly newspaper “Gazeta Lusofona” in January 2017.

  • 22nd December 2016

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Transconflict publishes article by Gentium’s Matthew Parish on transitional justice in Tunisia

  • 21st December 2016

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Matthew Parish publishes statement on the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Ankara

  • 19th December 2016

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Matthew Parish to speak at the 22nd International and Humanitarian Security Conference on 16-17 February 2017 in Geneva about potential solutions to the crisis in Yemen

  • 19th December 2016

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Transconflict publishes article by Gentium’s Matthew Parish on how to reform the United Nations

  • 15th December 2016

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Matthew Parish, Managing Partner at Gentium Law Group publishes article entitled “How to reform the United Nations”

  • 14th December 2016

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Transconflict publishes article by Gentium’s Matthew Parish on possible solutions to situation in Iraq

  • 13th December 2016

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Matthew Parish, Managing Partner at Gentium Law Group publishes article entitled “Learning the lessons of transitional justice in Tunisia” (in English and Arabic)

  • 12th December 2016

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Matthew Parish delivers lecture on “International law and the UN in an age of globalisation” at Saint-Petersburg Institute of Foreign Relations, Economics and Law

  • 9th December 2016

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Transconflict publishes article by Gentium’s Matthew Parish on the political deadlock in Burundi

  • 8th December 2016

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Matthew Parish to deliver lecture at Saint-Petersburg Institute of Foreign Relations, Economics and Law at conference on “International Law and Globalization” in December 2016

  • 8th December 2016

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Transconflict publishes article by Gentium’s Matthew Parish on the carnage in Syria

  • 5th December 2016

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Matthew Parish, Managing Partner at Gentium Law Group publishes article entitled “Syria: can the carnage be stopped?”

  • 4th December 2016

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Matthew Parish, Managing Partner at Gentium Law Group publishes article entitled “Iraq: where there are no solutions then where should we look?”

  • 3rd December 2016

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Transconflict publishes article by Gentium’s Matthew Parish on the situation in Haiti (in English and Italian)

  • 1st December 2016

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Matthew Parish, Managing Partner at Gentium Law Group publishes article entitled “Catastrophe in Burundi: the tragic human cost of political deadlock” in English and French

  • 30th November 2016

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Matthew Parish, Managing Partner at Gentium Law Group publishes article entitled “The cataclysm of Haiti: what should the United Nations do next?” in English and Italian

  • 30th November 2016

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Transconflict publishes article by Gentium’s Matthew Parish on the future role of the UNECE (in English and Russian)

  • 29th November 2016

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Matthew Parish, Managing Partner at Gentium Law Group publishes article in English and Russian entitled “A European phoenix: a new role for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)”

  • 28th November 2016

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Transconflict publishes article in English and Russian by Gentium’s Matthew Parish on the UN’s role in resolving Europe’s frozen conflicts

  • 25th November 2016

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Transconflict publishes article by Gentium’s Matthew Parish on diversity in the UN

  • 24th November 2016

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Matthew Parish, Managing Partner at Gentium Law Group publishes article titled “Embracing Diversity: an agenda for the United Nations in the twenty-first century

  • 23rd November 2016

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Article titled “Europe in Crisis: an agenda for peace” published by Matthew Parish, Managing Partner at Gentium Law Group

  • 23rd November 2016

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Listen to Mark Butcher interviewing Matthew Parish on World Radio Switzerland on the new Trump presidency and the UN

  • 22nd November 2016

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Matthew Parish, founder of Gentium Law Group, provides interview with Radio Algérie about the new UNSG (in French)

  • 21st October 2016

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Gentium Law Group founder Matthew Parish gives an interview to Tribune de Genève about his vision for the future of the United Nations in Geneva

  • 17th October 2016

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Listen to interview with Matthew Parish on World Radio Switzerland on the appointment of the new UNSG

  • 6th October 2016

Matthew Parish of Gentium Law Group, arbitration law firm in Geneva, discusses the appointment of Antonio Guterres, the former PM of Portugal, as the new UNSG and what this will mean for Geneva
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Gentium Law congratulates Mr Antonio Guterres on his nomination as the new UN Secretary General

  • 5th October 2016

antonio_guterres_meeting_with_iranian_interior_minister_01Gentium Law has issued the following statement today 5th October 2016:

Gentium Law Group is delighted to congratulate Antonio Guterres, the former Prime Minister of Portugal, on his nomination today by the UN Security Council to be the next UN Secretary General. This nomination is subject to approval by the UN General Assembly, but we are sure this approval will follow in light of the universally high regard in which Mr Guterres is held.

Mr Guterres was always an eminently qualified candidate to be Secretary General, and we are confident that he will be superlative in his performance of what is often described as the world’s most difficult job. Mr Guterres is known to us personally, and exhibits exactly the right combination of diplomacy, experience, statesmanship and wisdom to occupy such an important role at this fundamental juncture in international relations and geopolitics. We are delighted that the selection process for the United Nations Secretary General in 2016 has been so transparent and for the first time has rendered the candidates accountable to the public for their statements and positions. We believe this process is vastly better than anything that has occurred before, and will lead to a new era in the efficient and effective administration of the United Nations and all of its specialist agencies.

We believe that the new Secretary General will contribute from his very first day in office to the most fundamental reforms that the United Nations so sorely needs in order to be faithful to its original charter. He and his new team will face many challenges. But we are certain that they will do everything they can to contribute to peace and stability, and resolution of the most fundamental problems of international security policy, across the globe. The debates between the candidates and their respective platforms have given the new Secretary General a great luxury that his predecessors were never able to benefit from. In the competition between the candidates’ ideas, some of the very best policies and reforms have been debated, and the strongest ideas for renewal and development of the United Nations have emerged from those debates. All those who have participated in these debates ought to be congratulated for their contributions, which at their highest reveal a new era of thinking about the new direction the United Nations needs to take in order to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.

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We have worked closely with Vuk Jeremić, the former Serbian Foreign Minister and former President of the UN General Assembly, throughout this remarkable campaign and we are delighted with his exceptionally impressive result. We have worked intensely with Mr Jeremić for well over a year in striving to achieve this outcome. We have the highest regard for him, and we have found him to be the most extraordinary leader and an inspirational fount of ideas and direction. He is surely one of the most decent and sophisticated diplomats of his generation, having achieved such broad and enthusiastic support at so youthful an age. We are excited to watch him further develop his formidable career in public service, as we believe he is one of the most decent, humane, honest and talented of statesmen in a new and emerging political generation and we would like to offer him our wholehearted support in these endeavours. We will remain his steadfast supporters throughout the future.
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Listen to interview with Matthew Parish by Mark Butcher on World Radio Switzerland on the build-up to today’s straw poll no 6 for the next UNSG

  • 5th October 2016

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UNSG straw poll number 5

  • 26th September 2016
Straw poll number 5 took place on 26/09/2016. The results (Encourage-Discourage-Neutral) are in descending order:
  1. Antonio Guterres 12-2-1
  2. Vuk Jeremic 8-6-1
  3. Miroslav Lajcak 8-7-0
  4. Danilo Turk 7-7-1
  5. Susana Malcorra 7-7-1
  6. Irina Bokova 6-7-2
  7. Helen Clark 6-9-0
  8. Srgjan Kerim 6-9-0
  9. Natalia Gherman 3-11-1

Listen to interview with Matthew Parish on World Radio Switzerland on the next round of the UNSG selection

  • 5th September 2016
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To read Vuk Jeremic’s detailed policy platform in English or French

  • 10th August 2016
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Gentium Law founder Matthew Parish supports UN leadership bid by Vuk Jeremić

  • 22nd July 2016

The founder of Gentium Law in Geneva, Matthew Parish, is combining his international arbitration practice with a role as chief political adviser to one of the European candidates to become UN secretary general after Ban-Ki moon’s term concludes at the end of the year.

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New York Times reports on the first secret straw poll for UN Secretary General 2016

  • 21st July 2016

Vuk Jeremić debates with fellow candidates at the Barbican, London moderated by Mark Rice-Oxley from The Guardian at “The next UN secretary general: meet the candidates

  • 3rd June 2016

 

Vuk Jeremić speaks at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London on the topic of “The Future of the UN: Necessary Reforms and Unavoidable Challenges

  • 21st April 2016

 

Dr. Matthew Parish supports Vuk Jeremić in his campaign as the next UN Secretary General

  • 14th April 2016
A personal message from Vuk Jeremić

The United Nations has an essential role to play in solving the world’s global problems.Vuk Jeremic To do this, we need a strong and effective multilateral agency, with clarity on the election of the UN Secretary General. As you are aware, I have a passion for United Nations reform and I know I can rely on your support and guidance through the next few months of this campaign.

Welcome on board!
Vuk Jeremić
President, CIRSD

Who is Vuk Jeremić

Vuk Jeremić brings a breadth of experience both in public and private service. In the private sector, he worked in the banking and pharmaceutical industries in London.He then went on to serve as advisor to the President of Serbia, before becoming Serbia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs for five years to 2012.

In June 2012, he was elected President of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly and played a leading role in steering the UN towards the establishment of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, as well as facilitating the adoption of the breakthrough Arms Trade Treaty and encouraging increased inclusion of the world’s leaders in UN debates.

He is currently President of the public policy think tank CIRSD, the Center for International Relations and Sustainable UN - VJ & BKM Sep 2012Development, and is on the leadership council for the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN-SDSN).

He has a degree in physics from the University of Cambridge and a Master’s in Public Administration/International Development from Harvard University’s Kennedy School, studying under Jeffrey Sachs, special advisor to the UNSG on the Millennium Development Goals.

 

It is a privilege to support the campaign of Vuk Jeremić to promote transparency and merit in the election for the new UN Secretary General in 2016.

Dr. Matthew Parish