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Editorial – September 2020

Editorial – September 2020

The United Nations presence in Geneva is vast, multidisciplinary, multicultural, multilingual and -literally- from all over the world. It has been here for a century, as we inherited part of what our colleagues at the League of Nations had created with a visionary...

Edouard Jay, Co-président du Comité de pilotage du Forum des Maires et Conseiller diplomatique à la Mission permanente de la Suisse auprès de l’OMC et de l’AELE

Edouard Jay, Co-président du Comité de pilotage du Forum des Maires et Conseiller diplomatique à la Mission permanente de la Suisse auprès de l’OMC et de l’AELE

Vous êtes le président du Comité directeur du Forum des maires à la CEE-ONU. Pouvez-vous nous en dire plus sur le Forum ? Les villes ont ces dernières décennies acquis une visibilité et une légitimité accrue lorsqu’il s’agit de faire face aux défis les plus pressants...

Remote interpretation

Remote interpretation

The COVID-19 changed drastically our way of working, the interpretation profession has not been exempt. We met with Ms. Marie Diur, Head of the Interpretation Section at UNOG to understand from her how the interpreters adapted themselves to this sudden change and...

Dites adieu au système commun

Dites adieu au système commun

Le 30 juillet 2020, le système commun des Nations Unies est mort… mais il n’est pas enterré. Dans tout ordre sociétal fonctionnel, le système de justice est censé être le garant de la justice et de l’équité. C’est avec cette conviction que les fonctionnaires de...

Sustainable Fashion: Walking the Talk

Sustainable Fashion: Walking the Talk

85 % of textiles end up in landfills or are incinerated, with most of these materials suitable for reuse. I have always had a keen interest in making fashion sustainable. It started as a teenager designing my own clothes and has stayed with me through my professional...

À lire cet été

À lire cet été

Nous avons eu envie de partager avec vous nos livres coups de cœur. A vous de nous proposer les vôtres que nous aurons le plaisir de publier dans une prochaine édition de notre magazine. “Seven sisters” by Lucinda Riley The plot is simple: Pa Salt, a millionaire who...

Annecy, perle des alpes

Annecy, perle des alpes

Il est si agréable de flâner à travers le dédale des rues animées, de découvrir les produits du terroir dont regorgent les boutiques de cette cité moyenâgeuse, blottie au pied de son château et protégée par ses portes fortifiées. Intéressé ? Alors suivez-moi. Partir...

The ABC for a conscious consumer

The ABC for a conscious consumer

Being a conscious consumer isn’t easy. The fashion industry is not particularly praised for transparent practices, which is why we have curated for you the following tips and tricks on what to consider before you shop. Buy less, much less. Most of the time, you do not...

Editorial – July-August 2020

Editorial – July-August 2020

Fashion is an environmental and social emergency, too often overlooked and ignored. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated the need to address pressing issues and ‘build back better’ in this sector. We, at UN Today, decided it is time to talk about it and add our voice to...

Don’t forget the consultants

Don’t forget the consultants

Consultants are the forgotten workforce at the UN, even if they sometimes or often sit side by side with colleagues. With precarious contracts, low wages and a status that keeps them half in and half out of the UN system, it’s time to shed a light on the way the UN...

Institut International de Lancy

Institut International de Lancy

Founded in 1903 as College Marie‑Thérèse, the Institut International de Lancy (IIL) is an international school welcoming student from 3 to 19 years old. With integrated digital learning and a uniformly French and English environment, IIL offers a choice between 3...

Institut Florimont

Institut Florimont

Florimont is a coeducational private school that offers a comprehensive educational program from Kindergarten through the end of secondary education. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the way the school operates. How do you see the school after COVID? Above all...

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