EDITORIAL

Editorial – December 2021

On 3 December 1992, the United Nations established the International Day of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in order to focus the world’s attention on the rights and needs of this group. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was born in...

Editorial – November 2021

It is difficult, if not impossible, to talk about the concept of “sustainability” today without associating it with the UN. It all began in 1987 with the publication of the Brundtland Report by the UN World Commission on Environment and Development, chaired by...

Editorial – October 2021

Conflicts are part of life, including in the workplace: collision between different opinions, analyses, needs or interests… If they are sometimes difficult to resolve, they become a real challenge when they occur in a multicultural organisation such as the UN. Indeed,...

Editorial – September 2021

”Progression”, “development”, and “evolution” are all popular terms in the world of work. It is natural for employees to want clear benchmarks, that everyone can agree to, for what facilitates or obstructs career advancement. But is it really possible to reach a...

Editorial – July/August 2021

The acceleration of vaccination campaigns in Western countries has raised hopes of a return to normality and a recovery in tourism in the coming months. However, this will not be a reality until the issue of unequal vaccination coverage is resolved. Many countries are...

Editorial – June 2021

It took only a short amount of time for the COVID-19 pandemic to disrupt the world of work, as working from home became widespread. This reopened the debate on the mental health and well-being of employees, including those at the UN. This begs the question as to...

Editorial – May 2021

The Secretary-General announced in January of this year that he was available for a second five-year term. Eight out of nine Secretaries-General have been extended for a second term of office since the UN was set up in 1945. All of them were men. The die would seem to...

Editorial – April 2021

This month’s issue of the magazine guides us through the ins and outs of the formal internal justice system of the UN. Its aim is to inform our readers on the manner in which justice is administered inside this venerable institution. When we speak of the internal...

Editorial – March 2021

The theme chosen by UN Women for this year is “Women’s Leadership for an Equal Future in the World of Covid-19.” The focus, however, is on committed women from very different backgrounds and perspectives, who share a strong determination to...

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