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Editorial – February 2021

Editorial – February 2021

This is my first issue as Editor-in-chief. My aim is to continue the thrilling adventure of UN Today, which took over from UN Special a year ago with my predecessor Alex Mejia whom I would like to sincerely thank for having successfully guided the magazine during 5...

Interpreting the interpreter

Interpreting the interpreter

A journey through the interesting life of Guillermo Tóth. The portfolio of adjectives becomes immense when referring to talented individuals – and sometimes you just cannot find the right one. This is what happened when I had the opportunity to talk to Vilmos. Sorry,...

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Grandir en humanité ou disparaître

Grandir en humanité ou disparaître

La question de savoir comment amener l’être humain, capable du meilleur comme du pire, à opter pour les valeurs d’humanité face à une situation planétaire périlleuse est au cœur de la réflexion de Catherine Dolto. Médecin, haptothérapeute, elle est aussi l’auteur de...

Caught between two worlds

Caught between two worlds

People working in the international organizations are often caught between two different worlds; a formal diplomatic one and a more informal collegial one.  Do you write UNese style? Many tell me that when they joined the United Nations, they came from the private...

Ms Adversity, let’s go for a walk.

Ms Adversity, let’s go for a walk.

In line with the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (including #3: Good Health and Well-Being, #9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, and #10: Reduced Inequality), and in the month of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, I would...

Can diplomacy work online?

Can diplomacy work online?

This article contains some brief observations, based mainly on recent formal and informal meetings that I serviced and/or attended at the Palais des Nations, as well as on discussions with colleagues and delegates on their experience with ’online diplomacy‘ in the...

From the Pandemic to the League of Cities: an interview with Lord Foster, Architect, Founder and Executive Chairman of  Foster + Partners and President of the Norman Foster Foundation

From the Pandemic to the League of Cities: an interview with Lord Foster, Architect, Founder and Executive Chairman of Foster + Partners and President of the Norman Foster Foundation

On 6 October Lord Foster opened the first UN Forum of Mayors at the Palais des Nations, with an inspirational and optimistic speech on how COVID-19, and pandemics in general, have shaped our cities, often accelerating positive transformations. UNToday had the...

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