Articles by author: Julián Ginzo

Articles by author:

Julián Ginzo

Interview with an olympic hero

Becoming an Olympic champion takes both talent and extraordinary effort. What is your message to athletes chasing this goal? The day I won my Olympic medal, I was late at the start gate and my bid number 2 didn’t look promising. Most likely, I was going to be a good...

Costa Rica: there’s more to us than just national parks

Please tell us briefly about your career, why you joined the diplomatic service, and how you were appointed to your current position as Deputy Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the UN? I was nine years old when I announced to my parents that I wanted to become...

Bridges that —so badly— need to be built

Justice systems tend to be compact, structured, immovable, and generally slow and adverse to incorporating new visions on the advances involved in understanding the development of societies. However, it is not the institutions, but the people who compose them and the...

Defining the borderline of what is right for UN personnel

How do you define impartiality for international civil servants? Impartiality is defined ‘in UN Staff Regulations and Rules and other guidance such as the Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service’. If you want to explain this in a more layman way then...

The daily task of remaining impartial

Founded in France in 1919, the IFRC emerged to embrace the citizens of the world in situations of humanitarian crisis. Surely with the vision that, at some point, these crises would no longer be needed. Today it embraces 160 million people a year through its 192...

The know-how of impartiality after 2.500 missions

A lot is said —and written— about impartiality, but little is approached from the practical experience of 'having been there,’ on the front line, interpreting interests and facilitating dialogue from the complexity that comes with multiculturalism. He has completed...

Neutrality — George Floyd’s legacy

During the process of searching for interviewees for the November issue on neutrality, we came across this book. A witty literary piece that seeks to provide concrete actions to the resolution of conflicts that exist - mainly - in the demands of a frustrated society...

Diplomacy in the family

Please tell us briefly about your career, why you joined the diplomatic service, and how you were appointed to your current position as Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN? My father, Saul Rae, was a career diplomat, and served, among others, as Canada’s...

Is the Mayor of your city already involved?

On the way to October 31st, the World Cities Day, all those who work directly or indirectly with the public sector (particularly with Municipalities), should make a brief immersion in this initiative.  Municipalities and their leaders have come to play a more decisive...

Health Today

UN Today and Hirslanden present Health Today, a series of interviews with Swiss-based health experts who share their personal stories, their responsibilities at work, and how they foresee their job in the future. Today, we talk to Anil Soni, Chief Executive Officer at...

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