Articles by author: Paola Deda

Articles by author:

Paola Deda

Interview with Austria’s Ambassador, Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger

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 Austria to the United Nations All I knew when I was 18, was that I wanted to see a bit more of the world....

Can diplomacy work online?

This article contains some brief observations, based mainly on recent formal and informal meetings that I serviced and/or attended at the Palais des Nations, as well as on discussions with colleagues and delegates on their experience with ’online diplomacy‘ in the...

From the Pandemic to the League of Cities

An interview with Lord Foster, Architect, Founder and Executive Chairman of Foster + Partners and President of the Norman Foster Foundation On 6 October Lord Foster opened the first UN Forum of Mayors at the Palais des Nations, with an inspirational and optimistic...

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...

Time for ‘Demopraxy’ and the Rebirth of society

Interview (over skype) with maestro Michelangelo Pistoletto, the world-renowned artist, creator of the Rebirth sculpture at the Palais des Nations. Maestro Pistoletto is still recovering from the COVID-19 virus after a long isolation in a hospital in Biella, Italy....

Celebrate forests with us!

If “International Day of Forests” rings a bell, this might be because ever since this special day to celebrate forests was designated in 2012, the UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber section has been working hard to bring forests closer to you. Remember a cave made of paper...