Articles by author: Julián Ginzo

Articles by author:

Julián Ginzo

In the name of the Secretary-General

How has your communication style had to adapt as a Spokesperson for three different Secretaries-General coming from different cultural backgrounds? What has completely evolved is the landscape and the pressure on the Organization to communicate much more quickly with...

How I ran The Washington Post during a turbulent decade

One of the principles of the International Press Freedom Day is based on the independence of the media. A media company would have internal conflicts if a journalist wants to publish a report that goes against one of its main advertisers. What is your view on this? I...

Obesity is a heavy but not impossible challenge

According to the statistics and according to your patients, how has obesity impacted people during Covid? If I look at my patients, I can identify 50% who have gained weight by being more sedentary, developing bad food habits related to anxiety, and engaging in more...

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...

Jazz: Isn’t this a lovely day?

To write about music is to give words a sound they do not have. Let’s hope that the following paragraphs will swing into song, since music is what this day, this article and this interviewee are all about. International Jazz Day has been created and recognised by...

Will we enjoy opera and ballet in 2021?

A conversation with Aviel Cahn, General Director of the Grand Théâtre de Genève It is an uncertain exercise, but definitely worth it. Do you have an idea how the pandemic has affected the theatre? What about how the forecast for 2021 looks like? Several UN Staff are...

How Covid impacted on Geneva’s Beau Rivage

A conversation with Lars Wagner, General Manager of Beau Rivage Genève With an international Geneva totally inactive –and without conferences– the impact on Beau Rivage has been immense. The occupation of some of the 5-star-hotels depends largely on the clientele of...

Are you settling in Geneva?

We talked to three régies It’s hard to find a place to live in Geneva so it pays to prepare yourself before you arrive. Three property management firms, known locally as régies, told us more. The first approach was with Valentine Barbier-Mueller, a Member of the...

Would open-space and COVID-19 agree to live together in 2021?

As part of the renovation of the Palais des Nations, staff at UNOG are due to move to the new H building which features open space and hot-desking, during the first quarter of 2021. The Covid-19 pandemic is giving rise to many concerns and fears among staff at a time...