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Editorial – April 2020

Editorial – April 2020

Alexander Mejia, Editor-in-chief The 2019 Coronavirus disease (COVID‑19) pandemic has affected the way we work at the United Nations in Geneva in ways that we could not have conceived when this all began. Switzerland is in state of emergency, Geneva is in lock down...

On ne badine pas avec la qualité

On ne badine pas avec la qualité

À l’ONU, l’automatisation et la fièvre productiviste menacent la qualité des traductions. Il existe aujourd’hui sur Internet d'excellents traducteurs automatiques gratuits, qui produisent à grand renfort d'«intelligence artificielle» des phrases très structurées et...

Views from Young UN on the future of work

Views from Young UN on the future of work

What does the Next UN look like and how do we get there? The article shares findings of a study by Young UN on how we can navigate from Today’s UN – where too often bureaucracy impedes the UN’s ability to deliver on its purpose – to Next UN, an empowered organization...

The future of work

The future of work

There are growing concerns that robots and artificial intelligence will soon replace humans, hence the role of businesses and governments become crucial to avoid job losses and higher inequality. Recent progress in artificial intelligence has been stunning: machines...

Editorial – February 2020

Editorial – February 2020

This is a special editorial. It is the first of what we hope becomes a long line of welcome messages to introduce every edition of our new magazine, UN Today. After more than 70 years, UN Special has been replaced by UN Today, given the changing nature of our...

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