CULTURE

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...

Le CAGI ouvre un kiosque culturel au Cern

Cette rentrée d’automne aura été marquée par l’aboutissement d’un projet mené conjointement entre le Centre d’Accueil de la Genève Internationale (CAGI) et le CERN. Si ce dernier reste de renommée internationale grâce notamment à son accélérateur de particules, le...

Right on time

Inaugurated in November 2001, the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva houses one of the world’s most important and prestigious horological collections. Some 2,500 watches, automata, precious objects and portrait miniatures on enamel invite the visitor on a fabulous voyage...

CULTURE

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...

Le CAGI ouvre un kiosque culturel au Cern

Cette rentrée d’automne aura été marquée par l’aboutissement d’un projet mené conjointement entre le Centre d’Accueil de la Genève Internationale (CAGI) et le CERN. Si ce dernier reste de renommée internationale grâce notamment à son accélérateur de particules, le...

Right on time

Inaugurated in November 2001, the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva houses one of the world’s most important and prestigious horological collections. Some 2,500 watches, automata, precious objects and portrait miniatures on enamel invite the visitor on a fabulous voyage...

Visually engaged

The “Same Thoughts” campaign launched by Steffen Kraft raises issues that affect all of us, but do not necessarily engage us in doing the right thing. And what is the right thing? Although the campaign leaves it free to interpretation, the purpose is more than clear...

L’Orchestre des Nations souffle une 10e bougie exceptionnelle

L’Orchestre des Nations (ODN) soufflera sa 10e bougie à Genève, le 2 septembre 2022, à l’occasion d’un concert exceptionnel dirigé par deux chefs de renommée internationale. Un événement unique à ne pas manquer. Fondateur de l’ODN, Antoine Marguier partagera le podium...

La culture est une arme

De passage à Genève pour participer à une soirée caritative au profit de l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) qui avait pour thème « la culture pour la paix ». Le grand public connaît de vous le conseiller de l’ancien président français, François...

“Untamed” by Glennon Doyle

If you are a woman reading this, have you ever thought of yourself as a cheetah? Glennon Doyle’s memoir Untamed compares cheetahs caged in a zoo to women in a patriarchal world. Untamed was released in March 2020, but is still one of the most...

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