CULTURE

Chovqan the original polo

While modern day polo is one of the most acclaimed and prestigious sports in the world, its origins inspire the relationship between horses and humans present to this day. We may associate polo with aristocracy and the British Empire, but the sport has been around for...

Vesak Day: celebrating enlightenment

For several thousands of years, seekers have tried to decode the deepest secrets of life, happiness, and the universe. There are many abundant sources of such precious insights available from various regions of the world. One such perennial stream of wisdom has been...

En mai, crée ce qu’il te plaît

Il était une fois une maison pas comme les autres. Vraiment pas comme les autres. Car dans cette maison, tout est possible ou presque. Un lieu unique au monde, dédié aux enfants de 0 à 8 ans. C’est la Maison de la Créativité, l’ambassade du jeu libre. Plantée sur un...

A closer look at Ralph Bunche: the radical pragmatist

Ralph Bunche personified the early United Nations. He was the first African American to receive a PhD in political science, the first Black person to win the Nobel Peace Prize, and he even presented an Academy Award. Every US president from Truman to Nixon courted him...

A message of peace through music and education

Andrea Bocelli has enamored audiences around the world throughout his illustrious career. But it is not only his voice that the world’s most famous tenor is known for: he also champions philanthropic initiatives and causes that are making a concrete impact in people’s...

The ties that bind us

On 23 April, United Nations staff will come together in all duty stations to celebrate Spanish Language Day and honor the language and cultures of over 500 million speakers. “Twenty UN member states are Spanish-speaking countries” explained Mr. Cristobal Osuna, chief...

The Human Rights Council – a rich story

With a long career and successful past working at the Human Rights Council, what made Mr. Tistounet want to write the book at this point in time and what objectives did he have when he was writing it? He explains that: “the idea came to me during a sabbatical leave...

Victoria Hall – a treasured Romandy landmark

One of Romandy’s most culturally significant locations has to be Victoria Hall, Geneva’s iconic concert hall which has firmly cemented itself as a cultural landmark in the city. Built in the 1890s, the hall’s construction was financed by the British consul Daniel...

Ortiz de Gondra unleashes the success of a renowned playwright

Excellence cannot be achieved in a stage production if the text of the play is not outstanding. The staging of Los Gondra (A Basque history), Los otros Gondra (Another Basque history) and Los últimos Gondra (A Basque remembrance) is an example of excellence, from the...

CULTURE

En mai, crée ce qu’il te plaît

Il était une fois une maison pas comme les autres. Vraiment pas comme les autres. Car dans cette maison, tout est possible ou presque. Un lieu unique au monde, dédié aux enfants de 0 à 8 ans. C’est la Maison de la Créativité, l’ambassade du jeu libre. Plantée sur un...

A closer look at Ralph Bunche: the radical pragmatist

Ralph Bunche personified the early United Nations. He was the first African American to receive a PhD in political science, the first Black person to win the Nobel Peace Prize, and he even presented an Academy Award. Every US president from Truman to Nixon courted him...

A message of peace through music and education

Andrea Bocelli has enamored audiences around the world throughout his illustrious career. But it is not only his voice that the world’s most famous tenor is known for: he also champions philanthropic initiatives and causes that are making a concrete impact in people’s...

The ties that bind us

On 23 April, United Nations staff will come together in all duty stations to celebrate Spanish Language Day and honor the language and cultures of over 500 million speakers. “Twenty UN member states are Spanish-speaking countries” explained Mr. Cristobal Osuna, chief...

The Human Rights Council – a rich story

With a long career and successful past working at the Human Rights Council, what made Mr. Tistounet want to write the book at this point in time and what objectives did he have when he was writing it? He explains that: “the idea came to me during a sabbatical leave...

Victoria Hall – a treasured Romandy landmark

One of Romandy’s most culturally significant locations has to be Victoria Hall, Geneva’s iconic concert hall which has firmly cemented itself as a cultural landmark in the city. Built in the 1890s, the hall’s construction was financed by the British consul Daniel...

Ortiz de Gondra unleashes the success of a renowned playwright

Excellence cannot be achieved in a stage production if the text of the play is not outstanding. The staging of Los Gondra (A Basque history), Los otros Gondra (Another Basque history) and Los últimos Gondra (A Basque remembrance) is an example of excellence, from the...

Le voyage de Magellan-Elcano a changé les perceptions du monde

Conçue par le Ministère de la Défense espagnol et soutenue par l’ambassade d’Espagne à Berne, l’exposition présente un aperçu chronologique de l’expédition. Des textes et des images illustrent les étapes clés et présentent les protagonistes les plus marquants. Elle a...

Arabic and institutional translation: myths and reality checks

“Like Venus, Arabic was born in a perfect state of beauty and it has preserved that beauty despite all the hazards of history and corrosive forces of time” Jaroslav Stetkevych (1994) Language, the same as history and civilization, begets, breeds and bequeaths its own...

The League of Nations uniforms and the new Palais des Nations

The League of Nations, the precursor to the United Nations, was founded on 10 January 1920 in response to the atrocities of World War I. United States President Woodrow Wilson was one of the main initiators of the project, preaching for the creation of a new-standing...

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