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A world body rich in anecdotes: the good, the bad & the not-so-ugly

The book, published by Amazon, is filled with scores of anecdotes– from the serious to the mostly hilarious.  An award-winning journalist, Deen shared the first prize, two prestigious gold medals for excellence in development reporting in 2012 and 2013, at the annual...

Editorial – April 2021

This month’s issue of the magazine guides us through the ins and outs of the formal internal justice system of the UN. Its aim is to inform our readers on the manner in which justice is administered inside this venerable institution. When we speak of the internal...

You are not alone: OSLA will assist you

OSLA provides confidential legal advice, assistance and representation to staff members of the Secretariat, agencies, funds and programs in relation to their contracts of employment, at no fee to the staff member. OSLA’s work is enormously varied, often it involves...

Humans locked down, nature unlocked

We are witnessing a loss of biodiversity and natural habitats on an unprecedented scale, which in turn affects every sphere of our lives: from the air we breathe, water we drink, soil that grows our food, and climate. Entire ecosystems are disappearing; and the...

Know your impact on the climate and take action

International Mother Earth Day is a single day in the year when the whole world puts the issue on the agenda. It is one day out of 365. It represents 0.27% of the whole year. This is nothing for something so important, but at least it is something - far better than...

The gold medal in Olympic history

April kicks off. Just six days later, a unique celebration begins, not only linked to sport, but also to the capacity of this activity to promote social change, community development, peace and understanding. It is obtuse that someone who exercises is able to...

The best photos of the 75th anniversary contest

The UN Today Editorial board selected these three photos that were deemed to be the best. Each photo is accompanied by comments from the Editorial Board, the author of the photo and the professional photographer, Geraldo Pestalozzi. Thanks to all participants for...